Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Yoga for Bronchial Asthma

It is defined as a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, characterized by reversible airflow obstruction causing cough, wheeze, chest tightness and shortness of breath.



  • Allergens
  • Infection
  • Exercise
  • Environment
  • Occupation
  • Drugs
  • Emotion


Clinical Features

It may be either episodic or chronic


Episodic Asthma

  • In this form of the disease the patient has no respiratory symptoms or signs between episodes of asthma.
  • Paroxysms of wheeze and dyspnoea occur at any time and can be of sudden onset.
  • It can be triggered by allergens, exercise or viral infections.
  • Attacks may be mild or severe and may last for hours, days or even weeks


Chronic Asthma

  • Chest tightness
  • Wheeze
  • Breathlessness on exertion
  • Spontaneous cough and wheeze during the night and early morning


Yogic Practices

  • Surya namaskara
  • Shashakasana
  • Pranamanasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Suptavajrasana – Ushtrasana
  • Hasta Uttanasana
  • Utthita lolasana
  • Dwikonasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Backward bending asanas
  • Pada hastasana
  • Baddha padmasana.



  • Nadishodhana
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Deep abdominal breathing at all times.



  • Vastra dhauti
  • Shankhaprakshalana
  • Kunjal


  • Yoga nidra
  • Meditation



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