Yoga for asthma- basic level I


Asthma is a disease affecting the airways that carry air to and from your lungs. People who suffer from this chronic condition (long-lasting or recurrent) are said to be asthmatic.Up to ten percent of children suffer from this ailment. The attack generally starts with cold and cough accompanied by excessive mucus production.

The inside walls of an asthmatic’s airways are swollen or inflamed. This swelling or inflammation makes the airways extremely sensitive to irritations and increases your susceptibility to an allergic reaction.

As inflammation causes the airways to become narrower, less air can pass through them, both to and from the lungs. Symptoms of the narrowing include wheezing , chest tightness, breathing problems, and coughing. Asthmatics usually experience these symptoms most frequently during the night and the early morning.

Asthma is an incurable illness. However, with good treatment and management there is no reason why a person with asthma cannot live a normal and active life.Medical science treats the ailment with anti allergens, bronchodilators and steroids, all of which are harmful in the long run. They can harden the lungs or even could damage the brain cells. Yogic treatment on the other hand is safe and effective.

Following are the  basic level asanas to control asthma through yoga.


Hasta Utthanasana I

Hasta U 2

  • Stand with your legs apart and your hands in front, crossed at the wrists.
  • Inhaling, raise your arms, maintaining the position of the hands.
  • Turn your face up to look at the hands.
  • Exhaling, bring your arms down to the sides.
  • Inhaling, lift them up from the sides and cross the wrists again above you.
  • Exhaling, return your hands to the starting position.
  • Repeat the asana ten times.

Hasta Utthanasana   II

Hathas U 1

  • Stand straight with your feet apart and hands folded in front.
  • Inhaling, push your hands forward and then spread the arms out taking them as far back as possible.
  • exhaling, bring your arms back to the sides.
  • Repeat the asana ten times.

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