Reduce Allergies with Yoga
Every time they breath, people inhale particles such as dust, germs, smoke, feathers and pollutants (all of which can cause allergies). The nose serves as a natural air filter, protecting the body.
Breathing is a core element of yoga. Breathing through the nose, as it is done in traditional Ayurvedic and yoga can provide a calming effect on the body.
Among the self-healing techniques, breathing works uniquely because breathing is the only way to raise awareness, maintain and repair other body systems.
Heart rate, blood pressure, circulation, digestion, hormone secretion and mental, and emotional states can all be controlled, managed and cured through proper breathing practices.
According to SheKnows, Here are the breathing techniques in yoga that can reduce allergies:
1. Inhale through your nose with full capability
2. Hold your breath
3. Take a longer breath, and hold. Repeat once more. This exercise will improve the ability of the lungs and intercostal muscles (the muscles between the lungs that helps breathing).
4. Hold for 10 count
5. Slowly exhale through your nose, using your abdominal muscles to push a little air out.
For allergy sufferers, after doing this breathing technique, they should clean their nose (nasal rinsing). This is to reduce the fixed particles inhaled in the nose and sinuses, which can cause irritation or allergy.