There's help for Asthma in Yoga

When one thinks of Yoga, they automatically consider seemingly impossible poses or exercise. However, Yoga is quite that. it's a tool for aiding with several ailments and for asthma patients, it is often very helpful.

Perhaps it had been predestined that I should have had asthma as a child, discover Yoga as an adult, correct my respiratory health with it, and now be blessed to write down about my experiences with using Yoga (amongst other things) to regulate my asthma symptoms.

If this is often the case, then I'm honored. Either way, it goes, I can say with much confidence that supported my experiences, one helpful exercise for alleviating Asthma symptoms and handling its many inconveniences is Yoga.

Owing to its gentle poses and stretches and therefore the deep breathing involved in Yoga, certain poses-when used correctly-can be very helpful for smoothening the chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes (airways) that causes swelling and narrowing (constriction) of the airways as is that the case in Asthma patients. 

Furthermore, when using Yoga as an exercise for asthma control, one needn't worry about the common exercise-induced asthma attacks which will come as a result of vigorous activity as these poses are very calm and involve little or no motion hey, it's Yoga in any case.

Now, friends supported my experiences and a number of other studies that support these facts, the subsequent poses are often a strong add-on therapy to scale back the frequency and intensity of asthma attacks also on decrease medication use. 

The Shoulder Stand & It's Counter Poses for Asthma.

Inversion poses in yoga drain excess mucus from the lungs and balances the system. Now, let me introduce you to perhaps the only of those poses, the shoulder stand pose. 

Although the Shoulder-Stand has been coined by several Yoga sages as a near panacea or cure-all, as far as Asthma cares, it's indeed very helpful with regard to relieving excess encumbrances within the respiratory organs and due to its deep breathing, it increases the lung's airflow, capacity, stamina, and efficiency. 

Here comes the simplest part, its counterposes. You see, some yoga poses, due to the execution of them that's, need to be offset by a pose in an opposite spinal direction (another subject, but hopefully you get the gist). 

Now, friends, this Shoulder-stand pose has 2 main counter-poses: the Bridge and therefore the Fish Poses. (No worries they're very simple to perform.) Both of those poses are back bending postures that open up the chest improving both lung and heart functioning.

As a matter of fact, the previous pose (the fish pose) is one among the precise poses mentioned by Sri Swami Devananda and IBS Iyengar (two of the foremost authoritative figures in modern-day yoga) as being specifically useful for removing spasms from the bronchial tubes and thus relieving Asthma.

Other Helpful Poses:

There are other poses like the forward bends which you'll practice specifically if it's harder to inhale. These include the Head-knee Pose (Passchimothanasa) and it basically involves grabbing your toes, ankles, or feet with the top lowered as far as possible to the touch the knees. 

Now, friends, remember I discussed counter-poses right? Well, for this particular pose, its counter-poses basically are backward bending poses that include the Incline Pose and Bow Pose.

Both of those (especially the latter) open up the chest and will be practiced to assist with exhaling during asthma attacks. 

Last, but not least is that the simple, yet extremely effective Relaxation Pose.

Yes, you guessed it right, just simply lie flat on your back and inhale a controlled and poetic rhythm. By practicing rhythmic, controlled breathing techniques daily, the respiratory muscles and lungs develop the power to breathe more slowly all the time, meaning less stress on the airways generally.

In addition to those poses, let me briefly mention the "Bellow's breath exercise" (a yoga breathing exercise) as this helps tremendously. because the name may suggest, it involves purposely pumping the stomach in an inward motion and exhaling through the nose simultaneously in controlled movements. This removes spasms and tones up the systema respiratorium significantly. 

At now, it must be mentioned that Yoga does involve a healthy diet in its use and as a physical and spiritual system; it does involve a mostly vegetarian diet.

Friends, for asthma problems, you'll want to strongly consider this as abandoning all processed foods and animal products like meat, milk, eggs and therefore the like from your diet may be a must and an incontrovertible fact that has been in effect in several programs aimed toward correcting respiratory health like the "Breath Retaining Program For Asthmatics" developed by the Russian, Dr. Buteyko. Within weeks of adhering to the present advice, many chronic asthmatics have been ready to hand over the utilization of Ventolin inhalers. 

So the next time asthma sends you to the doctor, you'll have the best to invite a replacement prescription for asthma treatment-Yoga. I think it won't hurt and possibly could assist you immensely.