Imagine this situation: Your office colleagues are organizing a football match and want you to participate. It sounds like an exciting prospect, but you decline and support them from the stands.
You may have let similar situations happen in the past. What holds you back? Is the fear of another asthma attack stopping you from playing your favourite game or from enjoying your life to the fullest?
To this point, you’ve probably tried multiple things to tackle asthma in a better manner. But have you tried Yoga, one of the simplest and promisingly effective solutions out there? This age-old science is helpful in reducing the effects of asthma, and in some cases, cure it completely.
Here’s a list of few pranayama and yoga postures to help you counter asthma better:
Kapal Bhati pranayama (Skull Shining Breathing technique)
Nadi Shodhan pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing technique)
Pavanamuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose)
Ardha Matsyendrasana (Sitting Half Spinal Twist)
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)
Badhakonasana (Butterfly Pose)
Poorvottanasana (Upward Plank Pose)
Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
Practising these postures and breathing techniques daily for 15-20 minutes will substantially reduce your chances of an asthma attack. It may even help you get rid of it. A few minutes of meditation will also enhance your experience and help to calm your mind.
Your control over asthma lets you choose how much you enjoy your life. With a strong shield-like yoga, you can be carefree and experience life in its totality. Yoga enables you to expand your capabilities and live life to its fullest.