4. Butterfly Pose (Baddha Konasana)
This is another very relaxing yoga pose that will stretch your body and bring asthma relief.
It also stimulates the heart and improves circulation in the entire body, including the lungs. It is also is an excellent pose to get rid of fatigue.
- Sit up straight with your legs spread straight out and your back straight.
- Bend your knees and bring your feet inward.
- Place the soles of your feet together, about 6 inches away from your pelvis.
- Hold your feet tightly with your hands.
- Inhale deeply, pressing the thighs and knees down toward the floor.
- Taking normal breaths, start flapping both legs up and down.
- Start slowly and gradually increase the speed, continuing for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Slow down and then stop.
- Take a few long, deep breaths and slowly straighten your legs out in front of you.
5. Corpse Pose (Shavasana)
Use this pose to end your yoga session. It is recommended for asthma relief because of the breath and stress management it provides.
This pose brings the body into a meditative state, rejuvenates you and helps reduce anxiety and stress. A calm and relaxed body is one of the keys to preventing asthma attacks.
- Lie down on your back, stretching your legs out in front of you.
- Place your arms alongside your body, palms facing up.
- Close your eyes and relax.
- Breathe slowing, making each breath deep and rhythmic.
- Focus on your breathing while staying in this position for at least 10 minutes.
- To come out, roll over to one side and slowly rise into a sitting position.
Some other yoga poses suitable for asthma patients are:
- Seated Wide Angle Pose (Upavistha Konasana)
- Sitting Half Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
- Upward Plank Pose (Purvottanasana)
- Forward Bend Pose (Uttanasana)
- Staff Pose (Dandasana)
- Alternate nostril breathing technique (Nadi Shodhan pranayama)
- Skull-shining breathing technique (Kapal Bhati pranayama)