YOGA CAN HELP YOU FIGHT RECURRENT COLD ATTACKS
Dr Savita Kalgaonkar
Ramamurthy nagar, Bengaluru Jan 12, 2018
Pranayama is a yoga form that is derived from a Sanskrit word, which translates to mean “controlled breathing”. This yogic discipline involves practicing a set of breathing techniques which intentionally alters regular breathing in order to produce certain specific results. They help in boosting one’s immunity, clear the nasal passage and make you less prone to infection.
This pranayama specifically targets colds and seasonal allergies. It helps open up blocked nose and regulates better flow to the lungs.
Sit up comfortably and expel all the air from your lungs. Now, close the left nostril using your ring and pinky finger and inhale through the right nostril. Hold your breath for a few seconds by holding both nostrils shut, then release through the left nostril. Next, reverse the process and repeat this cycle for a 10 minutes.
This practice involves pressing the lips and humming like a bee. This helps in draining phlegm and relieving congestion.
It is the practice of very relaxed breathing through the nostrils taking long breaths. Smoothing and continuous breaths which resonates with the soothing ocean echo. It also called as victory breathing.
This practice increases lung capacity and helps in releasing maximum toxins.
This practice helps in clearing the nasal tract and eases breathing. It involves inhaling and exhaling along with up and down movement of the arms.
This practice is a form of cleansing. It expels toxins from the lungs and can help in both, preventing as well as treating cough as it helps in unclogging the respiratory tract.
Place your hands over your navel and forcefully exhale completely using abdominal muscles. Immediately after exhaling, inhale completely through your nostrils. Practice this for about 4-5 minutes a day.
Very Imp: All these practices should be done on regular basis to avoid recurrent attacks of cold and when someone catches cold , that time medicine and rest are important.
Happy Practicing Yoga as lifestyle.