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I have heard that Yoga can help with Asthma. Is that so? If so, how would you practice Yoga, what would help.

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Yoga does help with Asthma. In fact, there are a number of scientific studies which show this.
Classical Hatha Yoga helps. The combination of breathing exercises (Pranayama), dynamic exercises like Surya Namaskar, static Asanas and deep relaxation is ideal.
The following is especially helpful:
- Deep abdominal breathing: You should learn to breath deeply into your abdomen: When you inhale abdomen goes out. When you exhale abdomen goes in. You inhale for 3-4 seconds. You exhale for 3-4 seconds. You do this during the day again and again
- Backward bends: Use backward bends especially. Concentrate especially on Matsyasana (fish), Bhujangasana (cobra), Anjaneyasana (Crescent moon) etc.
- Pranayama: Kapalabhati, Anuloma Viloma, Bhramari are best. If you know these Pranayamas, you can try out 3 rounds of Kapalabhati, 15-20 minutes of Alternate Nostril Breathing and 10 rounds of Bhramari everyday for about 1 month. Most Asthmatic practicioners feel tremendeous improvement.
- Deep relaxation: This helps body and mind to relax and regenerate
- Diet: Find out whether there are certain food stuffs don't agree with your system. You might consider dairy products, sugar etc.
- Kriyas: Neti, Kunjar Kriya, Basti etc. can be helpful as well

Most important of all these Hatha Yoga exercises is the Pranayama.

Yoga is good for curing the asthma and many scientific studies shows that yoga has be able to treat the asthma problem naturally. There are many yoga poses which help you in treating the asthma. if you do yoga in your daily routine, then it is easy for you to cure the asthma easily. Here are some yoga asanas which is good for treating the asthma.

  • Easy Pose
  • Seated Wide Angle Pose
  • Sitting Half Twist Pose
  • Bridge Pose
  • Cobra Pose
  • Upward Plank Pose
  • Corpse Pose


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