Yoga for Allergic Rhinitis
05 Jul

Yoga for Allergic Rhinitis

What is Allergic Rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis is a most common problem in the urban area causing inflammation and sensitivity in your nasal part of the body. The problem arises due to contact with dust.

Allergic Rhinitis can also as a result of environmental pollutants, stress, a bad diet which make your respiratory and nervous systems sensitive leading to allergic rhinitis.

Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis


A runny nose

A stuffy nose

An itchy nose


A sore or scratchy throat

Itchy eyes

Watery eyes

Dark circles under the eyes

Frequent headaches

Eczema-type symptoms, such as having dehydrated, itchy skin that can blister and weep

Excessive fatigue

Statistics of Allergic Rhinitis:-

7.8% of people 18 and over in the U.S. have hay fever.4

In 2010, white children in the U.S. were more likely to have had hay fever (10%) than black children (7%).1

Across Worldwide, allergic rhinitis affects between 10% and 30 % of the population.3

Worldwide, sensitization to foreign proteins in the environment is present in up to 40% of the population.3

In 2012, 7.5% or 17.6 million adults  diagnosed with hay fever in the past 12 months.5

In 2012, 9.0% or 6.6 million children reported hay fever in the past 12 months.6

In 2010, 11.1 million visits to physician offices resulted with a primary diagnosis of allergic rhinitis.

Yoga For Allergic Rhinitis

1. Pavanamuktasana (Wind- Relieving Pose) :-

Pavanamuktasana helps to stimulate your nerves and improves blood circulation in your body. 

It also releases toxins from the body and improves mental clarity.

Pavanamuktasana or the Wind-Relieving Pose is an asana that works well to relieve your digestive gases.

2. Sethu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose):-

Sethu Bandhasana or the Bridge Pose is an asana that is similar to the structure of a bridge.

Sethu Bandhasana stretches your neck and chest. It reduces stress and mild depression. 

The pose stimulates your lungs and reduces fatigue and headache.

3. Vrikshasana (Tree Pose):-

It gives a good stretch to your body from head to toe. 

It calms your nervous system and keeps you focused.

4. Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I Pose):-

Virabhadrasana I or the Warrior Pose I is an asana named after a legendary hero called Virabhadra.

Virabhadrasana stretches your neck, shoulders, chest, and lungs. It strengthens your back muscles. 

The pose energizes your entire body and improves respiration.

5. Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand) :-

Salamba Sarvangasana or the Shoulder Stand is considered the queen of all asanas.

Salamba Sarvangasana calms your nerves. It reduces your insomnia and irritability. 

The pose improves blood flow into your lung area.

What food to eat if you are suffering from Allergic Rhinitis?

1. Onions

2. Oily fish

3. Apples

4. Broccoli

5. Turmeric

6. Garlic

7. Tomatoes

8. Pineapple

9. Kiwi

So these are the foods to eat and yoga asanas to do if you are suffering from Allergic Rhinitis

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