People often get asthma and wheezing during the monsoon season. Asthma may be brought on by allergies, a cold, congestion, cough, or hay fever. It can be instigated by pollen, dust, animal hair, or various foods. Regardless of the cause, during an asthmatic attack it is important to immediately relieve the difficult breathing and asthmatic wheezing.
Effective yoga asanas to help relieve asthma are the Cobra pose and Vajrasana.
Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)
Position yourself in a way that you are standing on your knees with the feet long-drawn-out in a backward position and your big toes crossed. The knees must be together, however make sure that your heels are kept apart from each other. Lower the buttocks to the insides of the feet, making the hips touching the side of your heels. Place your hands on the knees with your palms facing in a downward direction
Lie on the floor mat on the stomach. Join your legs while pointing your toes in an outward direction. Place your palms directly in line with the shoulders while your finger are well spread pointing in a forward direction. Lift your trunk off the floor by straightening your arms. The head is pointing backwards with the neck and throat well stretched. Arch your spine as much as possible.
The following herbal remedies can be taken on a regular basis for long-term prevention of asthma.
Mustard seeds are effective in healing the bronchial system. Here are three ways to take advantage of their heating and healing power:
Avoid most dairy products, including all cheeses. Avoid fermented foods and all hydrophilic food substances such as salty items, cucumber, and tuna fish.