Breathing Exercise For Treating Sinus

Air is the reason for our existence whereas improper and deregulated breathing is the cause for many diseases.

Many people complain about sinus sufferings. It is mainly caused due to prolonged exposure to harmful pollutants present in the environment. Sinus results in building up the mucus around the nasal passage making breathing activity difficult. People suffering from sinus may often complain of headaches and facial swelling.

Practicing proper breathing exercise can provide ease from the syndrome of sinus and also relieve one from sneezing pains. Breathing exercises are part of yoga. In this article you can find breathing exercise for treating sinus.


Breathing Exercise #1

: Anuloma-Viloma Pranayam

  • Sit in a comfortable position.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Place your right thumb over the right side of the nose and take a deep breath through the left side of the nose.
  • Now, place the middle and the ring finger over the left side of the nose and exhale through the right.
  • As you inhale, your nasal path opens up and as you exhale your nasal path gets a good massage and thus recovery takes place.
  • Practicing this form of exercise on daily basis for at least 10 times, cures sinus permanently.

Breathing Exercise #2:

Bhastrika Pranayam

In Sanskrit, the word Bhastrika means ‘blower’.

  • Sit in a comfortable position, with upright back.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Place your hands over the lap.
  • Now rapidly inhale and exhale for four to five times without any interruption in between.
  • You will experience contracting and expanding of your lungs.
  • After completion of one round, inhale deeply and retain the breath as long as you are comfortable and slowly exhale.
  • One must practice at least two to three rounds of Bhastrika Pranayam daily.


Do not practice this form of pranayam immediately after having meals.


Breathing Exercise #3:

Bhujanga Asan

The word ‘Bhujanga’ means cobra.

  • Lie straight on your stomach.

  • Place the palm on the floor, just below the shoulder blades and let the elbows touch the waist.

  • Let the heels be together and toes be pointed and together.

  • Now slowly bend the head and the neck backward.

  • Taking a deep breathe in, slowly raise the head and the chest upwards.

  • Legs at this position should be tight.

  • At this position, retain the breath for some time.

  • As you exhale, slowly lower the head and the chest towards the floor.

  • Relax by placing either side of the cheek on the floor.

  • One round of Bhujanga Asan is completed.

  • One must practice at least three to four rounds daily.

Breathing Exercises have shown miracles where medications have failed. It not only relieves you from the sufferings but also relaxes your mind, body and soul.

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