The priority is to breathe in yoga. Breath or ‘prana’ is the power or the primary energy of life according to yoga. It is the essential strength of life that governs our life. It is said that at any stage of being it is the master type of all energy. Yoga respirations will reinforce our energy of life and wellbeing.
Yoga may be one of the best ways to maintain a balanced lung and body.
The regular yoga practice will enhance the chest muscles, increase the pulmonary ability and improve the absorption of oxygen. Yoga will help to keep the lungs safe and healthy, improving the absorption of oxygen and breathing. Pranayama and other yogic postures can lead to the activation and strengthening of air cells in the lungs.
Pranayama is an abdominal, thoracic and clavicular breath that helps you regulate your air corrects terrible breathing habits and improves your oxygen intake. Standing asanas can boost muscles in the back and increase oxygenation and lung capacity. Four yoga poses here that can enhance your lungs’ health and function.
Trikonasana / Triangle Pose
Trikonasana makes the air to the lungs easier to move and enables the chest cavity to open and expand. The twisting of the body allows the internal organ massage, which in turn increases its ability to remove contaminants and to ensure that they operate correctly.
Steps to do:
- Place your legs straight, three feet apart.
- At 90 degrees on your right foot, and at 15 degrees on your left foot.
- Place the middle with the core of the left foot arch of your right heel.
- Make sure your feet press on the ground and your body weight is evenly distributed on both feet.
- Breathe slowly bend your body from under your hips to the right and raise your left hand and touch it with your right hand, as you exhale it.
- Make sure you are in a a straight line with both your weapons.
- Rest your right hand, depending on your convenience, on your shine, ankle or outside of the right foot.
- You have to bent your body laterally.
- It would be best if you were wide open with your chest and pelvis.
- Extend yourself completely and concentrate on your body stabilization.
- Breathe in and get up. Throwdown your arms and straighten your feet.
- Using the left leg to repeat the same.
Matsyasana / Fish Pose
By the blood supply and promoting deep breaths, the Matsyasana helps balance and delivery of oxygen. This pose facilitates profound breathing such that respiratory conditions are relieved. The stress in the neck and shoulders can also be relieved.
Steps to do:
- Lie down flat on your back and bend your knees.
- Slightly raise your hips and tap your fingertips.
- Inhale, tighten and bring the elbows up. Inhale.
- If your chest is high, lower backwards your head.
- Hold the stance in and out as long as you can comfortably.
- Heart, heart, mind, sleep Sleep
Nadi Shodhan Pranayama / Alternate Nostril Breathing
Practising Nadishodhan pranayama can alleviate tension and relax the body. It proved therapeutic and improved lung function in asthma patients in most of the respiratory problems. This is one of the best for breathing problematic patients.
Steps to do:
- Comfortably sit straight on your spine and relax your shoulders.
- Put the left knee on your left hand, the palms opening to the heavens.
- In between the eyebrows, ring finger and finger on the left nose and thumb on the right nose, place the tip of the index finger and middle finger in front of the eyebrows.
- Use your right thumb to close the nose and exhale the left nose gently.
- Now bring the right nose tight inhaled through the left nose and then gently press the left nose with the ring finger and small finger.
- Remove the right nose thumb, breathe out from the straight nose.
- Breathe in and exhale from the right nose.
- Continue to Inhale and exhale alternating nasals