Are you suffering from symptoms of sinusitis? Do you snore or mouth breath, wake up with a stuffy nose or facial pain due to Sinusitis? Worry no more! You can add 15-20 minutes of Yoga in your routine to help you get relief from sinus problems.

 

See, sinusitis or sinus infection is caused by allergies, infection or inflammation in sinus cavities. It is quite common during monsoon and winter as well as in people who have nasal allergies. The symptoms it imposes are the stuffy nose, thick discharge from the nose and the most prominent, facial pain. In addition, it may cause cough, headache, fever and sore throat.

 

Some people take immunization therapy, actively avoid smoke and wash hands to prevent the condition but you can get relief from sinusitis by practicing yoga. The yoga asanas ease breathing during sinusitis by opening the air passage of the nose. We are listing some yoga poses to get relief from sinusitis. So, before you stock the medicines, here are some yoga poses to get relief from sinus infection or sinusitis.

 

  1. Anulom Vilom Pranayama
  • Anulom Vilom pranayama is a breathing technique.
  • It helps remove the congestion of the nasal passage.
  • It supports the free flow of air.
  • It improves blood flow to the brain and boosts immunity
  • Keep your eyes closed while doing this asana.

How to do it:

  • Start by sitting down with your back straight and left palm on your left knee.
  • Now, close your right nostril by placing your right thumb on it.
  • Inhale slowly through your left nostril.
  • Use the right ring finger to close the left nostril, open right nostril and exhale.
  • Then inhale through your right nostril and exhale through the left; do atleast 10 cycles.

 

  1. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
  • Bhujangasana is one of the best yoga poses for your lungs.
  • It helps you breathe easily in sinus infection and relieves backache.
  • It aids weight loss and cures thyroid and gynecological conditions.

How to do it:

  • Start by lying down on the floor on your stomach.
  • Your legs need to be slightly apart and palms near your shoulder.
  • Inhale and lift up your upper body and lookup.
  • Hold this position as long as possible.
  • Return to the original position; do at least 5 cycles.

 

  1. Kapalbhati
  • Kapalbhati is a breathing technique that clears your sinuses
  • It improves the brain functions and clears the blockages in your respiratory system
  • It treats cough and cold, can replace memory care and aids weight loss.

How to do it:

  • Sit in padmasana or comfortable position.
  • Now, inhale slowly and deeply.
  • Exhale forcefully by contracting the muscles of your stomach.
  • Start by doing this for two minutes and then extend it to about 10 minutes.

Also Read: Foods to avoid in Sinusitis

 

  1. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
  • Ustrasana is another yoga asana that you could practice to get relief from sinusitis.
  • It removes the stuffiness in your nasal passage.
  • It improves digestion and eyesight.

How to do it

  • Start by kneeling down with your feet apart.
  • Now, inhale and bend backward.
  • Stretch your body and hold your heels.
  • Keep your hips pushed forward.
  • Hold this position for 15-20 seconds and then return.

 

  1. Bhastrika Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama is a breathing technique to get relief from sinus problems.
  • It removes the congestion and treats sore throat and cold.
  • It also increases your appetite.

How to do it:

  • Sit in padmasana or any comfortable position with your palms on your knees.
  • Now, take a deep forceful breath but do not exhale.
  • Retain the breath for a couple of seconds and then exhale forcefully.
  • Breathe normally for a couple of seconds.
  • Perform the forceful inhalation and exhalation again; do this 10 times.

 

  1. Suryabhedi Pranayam
  • Its meaning is piercing the sun and it helps in curing sinusitis.
  • It kills all the worms and germs that are present across the sinus area.

How to do it:

  • After sitting comfortably, close the left nostril with the help little and ring finger.
  • Inhale through right nostril slowly and hold the breath for as long as you can.
  • Then slowly exhale through the left nostril.
  • After doing it, you will feel that your sinus problem is in control.

 

Conclusion

Yoga for sinus makes your body oxygenated and removes any congestion related to nose, sinus or throat. You can follow the yoga asana and relax. You will find relief from a sinus infection. In addition, there are patients who let the condition get worse over time or in some cases, yoga for sinus does not deliver desired results. They need to consult with an expert ENT doctor who can help you relieve the symptoms.

If you feel your nasal congestion or facial pain does not resolve, even after trying yoga, you can make an appointment for sinus cure with the best modern health-tech organization. The modern treatment of sinus is performed with microdebrider which has ended the repeated occurrence of sinus infection.

 

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About the Author:

Dr. Siddharth Vashishtha

 

MBBS, M.S. | Specialist in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeries

 

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