Breathing exercises for Patients for Pranayama: With the arrival of winter season, the risk of air pollution also increases manifold. Air pollution is the problem of many big countries around the world including India. In the last few years, air pollution has been considered as a major reason behind many health problems. Air pollution directly affects our lungs and due to which the risk of many types of respiratory diseases increases. Due to pollution, the number of asthma and respiratory patients has increased very rapidly in the last few years.
When the toxic fine particles of air pollution enter our lungs, the air passages become inflamed and this causes a lot of trouble in breathing. This condition is called asthma. Air pollution is the most deadly for asthma and breathing problems. However, there are some yogas through which asthma and respiratory problems can be overcome. Famous Yogacharya Himalaya Siddha Akshar gave information about these yogasanas and told how these yogasanas work and what precautions should be taken in doing them.
According to Yogacharya Himalaya Siddha Akshar, by doing some yogasanas, we can make the immune system strong inside us, by which we prepare a defense mechanism inside the body which protects us from diseases. Expert Akshar told that to boost immunity, one must do pranayama and avoid eating cold things. Let us know which yogas are effective for asthma and breathing problems.
- Kapalbhati Pranayama
- Bhastrika Pranayama
- Suryabhedi Pranayama
- Bhramari Pranayama
Kapalbhati Pranayama: According to Himalaya Siddha Yogacharya Akshar, Kapalbhati Pranayama is very beneficial in asthma and respiratory problems. Kapalbhati is counted among the easiest yoga asanas. Due to this, the flow of oxygen in the lungs improves very fast. Usually people do it to reduce weight, but it is also effective in removing respiratory diseases. According to experts, practicing it for 15 minutes daily will keep you away from many diseases.
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To do pranayama, one should sit in the posture of Padmasana and keeping the spine straight, the palms should be placed on the knee. While doing Kapalbhati, all the attention should be on the speed of the breath. Now take long and deep breaths slowly through the nose. After this, the breaths also have to be exhaled slowly. The next step is to breathe slowly through the mouth, take long and deep breaths and exhale. Keep in mind that with exhalation, your stomach should come inwards.
Bhastrika Pranayama- One form of Pranayama is Bhastrika Pranayama. This is the most useful yoga to strengthen the lungs. By doing this, the pulse flow also improves. Breathing problems go away by doing Bhastrika. To reduce the effect of air pollution, you should do Bhastrika Pranayama daily for 15 to 20 minutes. By doing Bhastrika Pranayama and Kapalbhati Pranayama, the chances of getting asthma stroke are reduced manifold.
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Suryabhedi Pranayama: To avoid increasing air pollution, doing sun piercing pranayama is also very beneficial. In Suryabhedi Pranayama, the breath is inhaled through the right nostril and then exhaled through the left. This is one of the most useful and wonderful pranayama to keep the body warm during cold days. Suryabhedi pranayama also helps in maintaining the balance of body temperature.
Bhramari Pranayama: Bhramari Pranayama is a breathing technique which is very beneficial for our respiratory system. To avoid the wrath of air pollution, experts recommend doing Bhramari Pranayama for 10 to 15 minutes every day. This pranayama is also done to reduce stress. While doing Bhramari Pranayama, it is important to keep in mind that the fingers should be kept on the tragus and not inside the ear. Do not put pressure on the tragus with your partner’s own fingers.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 14, 2022, 19:20 IST