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Yoga for Healing Asthma

Updated on April 23, 2012

Mental anxiety is the enemy of people with asthma. Sudden shortness of breath often appeared triggered by anxiety. Therefore, experts recommend a relaxation that asthma attacks can not attack too often. Guy Marks, respiratory scientists from the Institute of Technology Sydney, Australia, recommends yoga as a surefire way to ward off recurrent asthma. Marks recommendation based on research results published in the journal Thorax.

The team of scientists led by Marks recruited 47 patients with asthma for many years undergoing treatment therapy. A series of medical therapy was not much help and asthma are often relapse. Furthermore, Marks asked the respondent to follow a relaxation program routine for four months. Exercise lasted two hours each week. The first group, 26 men, undergo the medical breathing exercises. The remainder, 21 people, following the practice of yoga relaxation package called Sahaja. The result, respondents who follow yoga recorded significant progress.

Yoga makes emotions more under control, the tense muscles become more relaxed, the lungs inhale more oxygen, blood flowing smoothly, and the asthma went away. Marks noted that the positive effects disappear if the respondent had stopped doing yoga two consecutive months. Marks promised to find a formula the movement of yoga is best suited and effective for treating asthma. "We will investigate further," Marks said as quoted by WebMD Health.

The yoga system is considered as a healing practice. With yoga breathing exercises, meditation and physical postures, yoga has been practiced and observed for more than 5,000 years. This is particularly valuable form of exercise for people with certain health conditions, including heart disease and hypertension, back and muscle problems, and asthma.

It has been proven that the practice of yoga can counter the ill effects that physical stress, emotional, and mental. Although yoga was developed as a spiritual practice in a variety of Hinduism, part of yoga, known as asanas. Western culture has adapted form of yoga, but have little or nothing to do with Hinduism or spirituality. Yoga is seen simply as a way to stay healthy and fit.

Swami Vivekananda introduced yoga in American society at the end of the 19th century. He is the founder of the Vedanta Society and alleged that India has the spiritual welfare and that yoga is a tool that can help those who are too busy bound by the materialistic view of capitalism to achieve self-realization.

Yoga is a combination of exercise with respiratory movements. Movement in yoga is to be trained, the model can be modified motion. With the modification motion, yoga can be done in pairs which are intended also to train motion cooperation and synchronization between two individuals.

Yoga is usually performed in a class that lasts for hours. Yoga also helps in lowering blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve coordination, digestion, concentration, flexibility, and sleep. Establish yourself to do the yoga exercises actually help in healing therapies to complement a serious condition such as cancer, asthma, diabetes, AIDS, and even diseases such as urinary tract infections.

According to Yoga philosophy, a calm mind produces regular breathing and relaxed body. Thus, certain breathing exercises may help people with Asthma and Bronchitis.


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    • htodd profile image

      htodd 6 years ago from United States

      Awesome hub..I appreciate it .. Thanks

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      WriterDJ 6 years ago

      Hi Rooskaya & JT, thanks for have had been here

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi DJWriter,

      This is a fscinating hub. I know exercise is good for asthma but I wasn't aware yoga was. Thanks.


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      Rooskaya 6 years ago from Russia

      Good hub. Yoga is the best natural cure for many health disorders. Good work. Voted up.

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      WriterDJ 6 years ago

      I think you are right, tai chi, an exercise which regulates breathing and movement as well. If done gradually and slowly continue will have healthful effects like other exercise. Thanks Made for your comment, this will give alternatives information to the asthma sufferer that many ways to do exercise.

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      Madeleine Salin 6 years ago from Finland

      Interesting. I took a tai chi course last year. I think thai chi has the same effects on your body as yoga.


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