5 Exercises To Cure Asthma And Breathing Problems

Asthma can be very difficult to handle at times and hence it is important to stay versed with the exercises that may cure it. Read ahead to know them.

Written by: Tanya Srivastava Updated at: 2022-05-17 13:34

Asthma is a very common lung disease which makes it difficult for the air to move in and out of a person’s lungs. It is a chronic disease and can be very critical at times. The airways of the lungs become swollen due to the disease of asthma hence it makes it more sensitive to the environment. Factors such as pollen, dust, cold, viral infections, etc might worsen the effects. These symptoms if worsened can cause asthma attacks. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a complete cure of asthma till now but through proper medication and management, asthma could be controlled very well so that a person can easily live a normal, and healthy life. 

Symptoms of Asthma

  • Tightness in the chest
  • Coughing 
  • Difficulty in breathing 
  • A whistling sound while breathing in and breathing out

Prevention And Precautions Of Asthma

Asthma can be very difficult to handle at times and hence can cause a lot of problems in the daily lives of people who are suffering. It is very tough to endure through the pain. Asthma symptoms are very easy to get triggered.  Hence, it is very important to take care of yourself and other loved ones who suffer from asthma. Ayurveda has brought a lot of options through which a person’s symptoms could be kept in check and they can find relief from the effects of asthma.  Ayurvedic treatments are holistic in nature and don't cause any harmful side effects or health problems  for the individual. Here are some ingredients which are listed below and will be able to provide a better lifestyle to the patient. 

Can Exercises Help With Asthma And Breathing Difficulties? 

In an exclusive interaction with OnlyMyHealth editorial team, Dr Rakesh Rajpurohit Consultant Pulmonologist, Jain Multi-specialty Hospital explains that breathing exercises are designed to help a person gain control of their breath. He also elucidates that when these exercises are practiced correctly, the techniques can promote in a more effective breathing.

Alongside, Ms Neha Premjee, a renowned Ayush certified yoga practitioner suggests that breathing exercises can help in controlling the symptoms of asthma and help in increasing the lungs healthy. Exercises and yoga can be very beneficial for the treatment of asthma. Here are a few exercises that will help your respiration process:

1. Diaphragmatic breathing

In this type of breathing exercise, the diaphragm is kept in focus. You learn about breathing from around your region, rather than from your chest. This technique helps to give strength to your diaphragm, which in turn helps to keep your oxygen level in check. 

2. Nasal breathing

Nasal breathing is a type of breathing helps to prevent severe symptoms of asthma. Please in and out from the nose in regular intervals. Try holding your breath after inhaling and before exhaling. This exercise will provide the lungs with the deprived oxygen and aids for a better respiration process.

3. Sukasana Pose Yoga

Yoga works great when it comes to asthma. This type of exercise focuses on breathing control which in turn becomes a great problem solver for asthma. It uses the age-old abdominal breathing technique and is proven to cure many diseases. Here are a few yoga poses for the reference.

4. Upavistha Konasana

It is a wide-angled pose which is very effective when it comes to improving lung diseases. It is performed on an empty stomach, mostly early in the morning for best reults. You can do this exercise as soon as you can or right after waking up in the morrning. 

5. Pursed lip breathing

Pursed lip breathing is a technique that relieves in the shortness of breath. This exercise brings more oxygen into your lungs, which slows down your rate of breathing and in turn keeps the breathing problems at bay.

However, if you start to have pain, a tight feeling in your chest, have a cough or feel short of breath during the aforementioned exercises, stop the activity right away. Take your quick-relief inhaler. Sit down and try to relax. 


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