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Yoga for Asthma

Asthma is a condition that affects many people. Yoga will help you become more conscious of your breathing habits while also relieving pain in your spine, upper back, stomach, and shoulders. Sitting in Easy Pose (Sukhasana), concentrate on developing maximum and total breaths through seated meditation. Since quick, shallow breaths are a sign of asthma, learning to regulate your breathing will help your body get the oxygen it needs whilst still calming you down and avoiding further attacks.

Any yoga poses can be taxing on the respiratory system and cause asthma attacks. It's best to go at your own level, steadily increasing and decreasing your body temperature. Cold weather will constrict the bronchi and cause an asthma attack. Dehydration and asthma attacks can also be caused by hot and humid weather. Look for a room with a pleasant temperature.

Beneficial Yoga Asanas

  1. Going from Tiger Pose (Vyaghrasana) to Unsupported Tiger Pose (Niralamba Vyaghrasana) on hands and knees is an example. Many asthmatics experience pain in their upper back and chest as a result of coughing during asthma attacks. Combining moderate backbends with mild forward bends stretches the stomach, upper back, and neck softly, which may help alleviate asthma symptoms exacerbated by tension in those regions.
  2. Fish Pose (Matsyasana) is a good example of a mild backbend. Mild backbends open the chest and front shoulder heads, improving breathing quality.
  3. Since you "roar" like a lion in these poses, Lion's Pose variants will help relieve tension in the throat, spine, and jaw. For example, Lion Pose Dedicated to an Avatar of Lord Vishnu in Garland Pose (Narasimhasana in Malasana) here. They will even aid in the expulsion of stale air from the lungs.
  4. Lotus Pose (Padmasana) is an example of seated meditation that focuses on breathing. During an asthma attack, being more mindful of the breathing and developing balance will be beneficial. It may also aid in the prevention of an assault.
  5. Headstand  (Shirshasana), also known as Tripod Headstand, is an example of an inversion. On an exhalation, inversions help to facilitate correct diaphragm movement. Gravity acts for the exhalation, not against it, since the rest of the body is upside down.

Yoga during Pregnancy

Avoid a rigorous yoga routine that includes jump-through and jump-back Vinyasas. Jumping while pregnant is risky. Hot yoga can be avoided.

Group exercise that may exacerbate dehydration or dangerously raise the core temperature When doing deep stretches after giving birth, be cautious.

Relaxin levels (the hormone that loosens the muscles and joints to accommodate birth) may also be elevated in the body, raising the risk of injuries from overstretching. Make sure the wound from your C-section heals well. Avoid performing any hard twists or backbends because they can obstruct the wound's healing.

Beneficial Yoga Asanas

  1. Knees Spread Wide Hero Pose (Prasarita Janu Virasana) is a good example of seated inner hip openers. This pose stretches the inner hips while not compressing the belly.
  2. Lotus Hand Seal in Upward Hands is an example of a wide-legged squat. Here is a Goddess Kali-dedicated pose (Padma Mudra Urdhva Hasta Kalyasana). Quadriceps (front of thighs), hamstrings (back of thighs), and glutes (buttocks) are also strengthened by wide-legged squats, which do not exert strain on the belly.
  3. Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parshva Konasana) is an example of standing side bends. Standing side bends stabilise the legs when stretching the side of the chest and lower back without adding weight on the belly.
  4. Tiger Pose (Vyaghrasana) is an example of a hand-and-knee pose. Since they do not compress the belly, poses on hands and knees are safe to do during pregnancy.
  5. Half Camel Pose (Ardha Ushtrasana) is an example of a mild backbend on the feet. Since mild backbends do not compress the belly, they are safe to do during pregnancy.