Yoga practice for healthy lungs

Mar 14, 2023

Practicing yoga asanas helps break down excess mucus in the lungs and expel it from the body. Excess mucus particles in the lungs and respiratory tract can make the body susceptible to the proliferation of different types of bacteria.


Yoga asanas that include abdominal, thoracic and clavicular breathing effectively help in gaining breath control, correct wrong breathing habits and increase oxygen intake. If practiced regularly, these asanas help in proper breathing by prolonging the process of inhalation and exhalation, strengthen the muscles of the lungs, improve their function and also help in the treatment of various respiratory disorders such as cough, cold, sinusitis , asthma, etc.


In yoga, the breath is recognized as PRANA, the driving life force and energy. The correct flow of this energy through the body's channels does not allow stagnation, which, if it occurs, causes pain in the body and other health problems, where the flow of energy is stopped.


Recommended yoga asanas:


Parivrtta Sukhasana (Seated Torsion):


This position stimulates blood flow to the lungs and also helps flush out harmful toxins from the lung muscles. Regular practice increases concentration and reduces stress and anxiety.


Bhujangasana (Cobra):


The cobra pose helps stretch the chest and lungs, strengthens the spine and back muscles, and provides relief from asthma symptoms. Improves mental calmness


Matsyasana (Fish)


This asana is known as "Destroyer of all diseases". The fish position allows us to breathe deeply, by stretching and strengthening the muscles of the lungs and helps to improve blood circulation throughout the body.


Ustrasana (Camel)


The back stretch strengthens the chest muscles, back muscles and shoulders. It massages the abdominal organs, alleviating digestive problems. It is useful for those suffering from back pain, asthma, bronchitis and other lung diseases.


Ardha Matsyendrasana (Torsion)


Putting the body into torsion and coming out of torsion causes deep breathing, which means more oxygen throughout the body. It also helps in strengthening the immune system and relieving back pain.


Sarvangasana (Reverse Pose)


This asana helps in proper expansion of the chest which allows easier movement of air to the lungs. The reverse position of the body acts as a massage for the internal organs, which in turn helps to better expel toxins from the body. The reverse position improves the balance of the body and strengthens the reproductive and nervous systems.


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