Yoga to relieve Sinus Disease

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Aug 19, 2014

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Frustrated with the recurring symptoms of sinusitis? If you are done trying all the antibiotics and other remedies, here is something natural that can help you with the problem: yoga!
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    Sinusitis makes it difficult for mucus to flow leading to chronic problems and discomfort. While you can always take antibiotics to seek relief from the problem, yoga can also prove to be very effective. Here are some yoga poses that can help you with sinus problems. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Standing Forward Bend

    This yoga pose can help you a lot with your sinus problems. To begin with, stand straight with your feet at hip distance apart and slowly raise your arms above your head while you inhale. Now bend from the waist and reach down as far below as you can while exhaling. Hold the position for as long as you can. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Wide-Legged Forward Bend

    This pose is an easier alternative to the standing forward bend and is as effective as any other pose. Stand with the feet shoulder width apart and raise your arms up above your head while you inhale. Now slowly bend from the waist while you exhale. Reach as down below as you can and hold the position for long. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Downward-facing Dog

    To perform this pose, bend forward from the waist and place your hands on the floor right below the shoulders. Now move your feet back as long you can maintain your heels on the ground. Now hold your weight on your hands and heels while you drop your head trying to look at your feet. Hold the position for at least five minutes. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Plow Pose

    The plow pose can help you to unblock the sinuses providing quick relief. To perform the pose, lay on your back with your knees bent and arms stretched out along your sides. Now push the floor with your arms to lift your hips and legs off the ground. Slowly raise your legs up and from the waist try to bring them towards your head until your toes touch the ground right behind your head. Hold this pose for five minutes while you breathe slowly. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Bridge Pose

    Bridge Pose is another effective yoga pose that elevates the chest above the head, helping unblock the sinus blockages. To perform the pose, lay on your back with your knees bent and move your feet close to your hips until you can touch your heels. Now push the ground with your feet to lift your hips up. Slowly roll your shoulders beneath you and roll your chest up to form a bridge. Hold the pose for at least five minutes. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Seated Forward Bend

    Seated forward bend is a gentle pose that helps with mild to moderate sinus pressure. To begin, sit upright with your legs stretched in front of you. Slowly raise your arms above your head while you inhale. Now bend forward as much as you can using your chest. Hold the pose for at least three minutes. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    This one is an advanced pose and may take time for you to get used to, however, it is very effective in providing relief from sinus problems. Start with a comfortable kneeling position with your hands placed on the floor in front of you. Now lay your forearms on the ground and place the crown of your head on the floor between the forearms. Using your feet push your legs off the ground and balance the weight on the forearms. Now slowly raise your legs up as far as you can. Stay in this upside down position for at least 5 minutes. You can also use support from a wall if you find it difficult to perform on your own. Image Courtesy: Getty

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