Asthma is the chronic disease of the respiratory system. Asthma affects the lungs and the assistant respiratory organs which carry air to and from the lungs. An Asthma patient suffers from difficulty in breathing due to constriction of the airways. Inflammations and mucous in the bronchi can make the patient wheeze. The most common symptom of asthma patients is difficulty in breathing and other symptoms can be seen such as coughing, especially after a long laugh or exercise, shortness of breath, tightness of the chest and wheezing or whistling sound during breathing.
India contributes 10% to the total number of asthma patients worldwide.
There can be plenty of causes of asthma. The major cause is Genetic, though. Other reasons can be becoming overweight, exposing to seasonal allergens like pollen, active or passive smoking etc.
Unfortunately, there is no cure of asthma. The treatment revolves around reducing symptoms and reducing the chances for a fresh asthma attack.
Hence, the best way to ease the asthma is Yoga. Yoga can save us from the untreatable disease. Below are name of few Yogas which can help Asthma patients.
This breathing pranayama is called “breath of fire”. In this asana, both Inhalation and exhalation are forced. This asana gives strength to lungs by providing sufficient oxygen, helps in asthma, respiratory diseases, improves the immune system and common cold.
- Anulom Vilom Pranayama
It is breathing exercise helps to overcome stress and depression. Anulom Vilom Pranayama is an efficient practice for asthma patients since it improves the functioning of lungs.
- Nadi Shodhan Pranayama
This is an Alternate Nostril Breathing. This is the next stage of Anulom Vilom pranayama. Nadis stands for the subtle energy channels in our body which tend to get blocked because of unhealthy lifestyle, stress and physical trauma. Shodhan indicates the cleaning and unblocking the nadis. This practice helps to release tension, stress and keeps the mind calmer.
- Kapalbhati Pranayama
This is a breathing technique that helps to improve the function of the respiratory system.
This is just a sleeping pose which helps to provide relaxation to body and soul. It treats insomnia, improves concentration, mental health, and relaxes the muscle.
In our modern lifestyle, it’s very tough to maintain a healthy body. If we can exercise yoga routinely then we can stay fit at least 90%. There’s nothing better in this world than yoga to treat diseases painlessly or without any side effects. Yoga only will give you but it will never take anything from you in return. All we need to do is learning the way of practice.