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Yoga For Asthma
31 Mar

Yoga For Asthma

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a common long-term  disease of the airways of the lungs in the body

If you have had asthma, your airways always inflamed in the body. The muscles surrounding the airways can tighten when something aggravates. It is difficult to breathe in and out of lungs.

There are different types of Asthma varies from people to people:-


People with a family hereditary of asthma are more prone to developing asthma is called allergic asthma.

Occupational asthma is mainly caused by inhaling fumes, gases, dust or other potentially harmful substances.

Childhood asthma impacts millions of children and their families. 

In fact, the majority of children who develop asthma do so before the age of five.


Symptoms of Asthma:-

•    Shortness of breath

•    Chest tightness or pain

•    Chronic coughing

•    Trouble sleeping due to coughing or wheezing


Current Scenario of Asthma:-

It is a common disease condition of the airway that affects people of all ages and groups.

There are 300 million asthmatics worldwide with 1/10th of those living in India. 

Recent review analysis of 15 epidemiological studies showed that the mean prevalence of asthma among children was 7.24%.

According to India's largest community of verified doctors Curofy in a poll of 1040 doctors, 82% said that there had been an increased asthma incidence in children due to increased environmental pollution.

There are 300 million asthmatics worldwide with 1/10th of those living in India. 

Recent review analysis of 15 epidemiological studies showed that the mean prevalence of asthma among children was 7.24%. 

The prevalence of childhood asthma has continued to increase in last ten years on the Indian subcontinent.

Source:- News 18


Yoga For Asthma:-

1. Sukhasana (Easy Pose):-

Sukhasana or the Easy Pose is a simple seated pose that is also one of the most relaxed poses to sit down in meditation. 

Sukhasana is a natural way of sitting down and also assumed while having meals.

For best results, practice Sukhasana in the morning, not necessarily on an empty stomach. 

The Easy Pose is a beginner level Vinyasa yoga asana. 

Hold the pose as long as you are comfortable sitting in it.

The pose gives you a sense of calm and peace and helps you avoid circumstances that trigger asthma attacks due to tension and stress.


2. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Sitting Half Spinal Twist):-

Ardha Matsyendrasana stretches your chest and opens it up, thereby paving the way for more oxygen to enter your lungs and improving their oxygen capacity. 

This function of the pose reduces the possibility of an asthma attack.


3. Sethu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose):-

Sethu Bandhasana is very useful for asthma patients. 

It keeps your body balanced by opening up your chest and lungs, keeping a check on your thyroid gland, and improving digestion.


4. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose):-

Bhujangasana eases the symptoms of asthma. 

It improves oxygen and blood circulation throughout the body. 

It also opens up your chest and clears the passages to the lungs. 

The pose increases your flexibility, elevates your mood, and stretches the muscles of your chest.


What food to eat to prevent Asthma:-

Apples

Carrots

Coffee

Flax seeds

Garlic

Milk

Vitamin D-rich foods


So If you have asthma, these are the yog poses to do and food to try.


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