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.
It may be either episodic or chronic
- 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
- Chest tightness
- Breathlessness on exertion
- Spontaneous cough and wheeze during the night and early morning
- Surya namaskara
- Suptavajrasana – Ushtrasana
- Hasta Uttanasana
- Utthita lolasana
- Backward bending asanas
- Pada hastasana
- Baddha padmasana.
- Deep abdominal breathing at all times.
- Vastra dhauti
- Yoga nidra