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Tips for Pranayama in Lung Conditions


WHICH PRANAYAMAS SHOULD LUNG PATIENTS PRACTICE?


Pranayamas like Anulom vilom

( alternate nostril breathing), Bhramari (bee breath), Omkara recitation, should be regularly practised.

Pranayamas like Bhastrika & Kapalbhati are to be done under consultation



WHAT ARE CERTAIN TIPS TO REMEMBER WHILE PRACTISING PRANAYAMA?


  • Choose a quiet spot in your home to practise pranayama

  • Practise in the same spot everyday

  • Early mornings or evening are preferable times to practise

  • Avoid practising immediately after having lunch/ dinner

  • Practise under expert guidance. Wrong techniques cause more harm than help

  • Focus completely on your breath before beginning pranayama

  • Posture is important

  • Certain preparatory exercises like bandhas are beneficial

  • Practice within the limits of your breath, do not exert

  • Never begin or end pranayama abruptly

  • Keep a transition such as rubbing your palms together, moving your hands over your face before opening your eyes


SUMMARY


  • Pranayama is the regulation of the energy that flows in our body

  • Pranayama can be practised either to charge up or calm down the nervous system

  • Pranayama has a host of benefits on the body systems

  • Pranayama is particularly beneficial for lung patients as it improves lung volumes & reduces breathlessness

  • Practising pranayamas keeping dos & donts in mind

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