October 12, 2016

Yoga, A Good Exercise for Asthmatics

Yoga which doesn’t involve vigorous movements is so good to solve asthma. Yoga can help people with asthma (asthmatic) to reduce stress and other excessive emotion that cause asthma. Besides that, yoga can help preventing asthma to not become chronic disease that's so difficult to heal. But, you're better to do yoga therapy with a professional to avoid bad risk.

What are Yoga Movements to Avoid Asthma?

As explained before, yoga movement that doesn’t need high stamina can help you to solve asthma. There are some recommended yoga movements you can follow, such as below:
· Sukashana, it's a simplest pose, but so effective for solving asthma. Sitting cross-legged (like when trying to meditate) with your back straight. Pull belly inwards but don't push yourself. Concentration in breathing while maintaining this pose to enforce the spine and soothe the mind.
· Shoulder lifts, it's a pose to increase flexibility and reduce tension in the neck and head that can lead to asthma attacks. Rotating half of the backbone
is the best way to relax the muscles.
· Lie on your back and bring your knees to one's forehead almost touching. Pull the shin as close as possible and keep the spine as straight as possible. If it's not convenient, switch legs. This pose can calm the mind, digestion and emit gases that accumulate in the stomach.
· Breathe with only one nostril while closing the other nostril with the thumb. Do it 50 times withdrawal and exhalation breaths, then switch to the other nostril. Give pause for 5 minutes before repeating this motion without stopping. Do this whenever and wherever you want.
· Half spinal twist is a good move to strengthen the spine.

However, please seek professional help before doing it. In addition to performing these ways, do some precautions to prevent asthma attacks. Avoid going to places that are too cold or humid; when forced to do so, keep the body warm. Asthma sufferers often experience a relapse in the winter, and many sufferers are also finally experiencing claustrophobia. Recognize the symptoms of asthma before asking for help of professional yoga instructor, and don't be surprised if you feel more refreshed after doing yoga exercises.

Tips for You

Now, you have known about yoga pose or moves you can do for solving asthma. Besides doing yoga exercise, you can also consume various type of foods that are so useful to prevent asthma. Here are some foods you can consume: 
· Apples 
This is one reason for us to eat apples. A study in England found that people who eat apples from two to five weeks, had a lower risk than those who did not. According to the study, the rate of decline is about 32 percent.  
· Cantaloupe 
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and can counteract damage in the lungs. It'll against free radicals in the body. Studies of Japan said that people with high intake of vitamin C, have the possibility to avoid asthma. Although vitamin C can be found in many fruits and vegetables, but they are widely abundant in cantaloupe, grapefruit, kiwi, broccoli, cabbage, and tomatoes. 
· Carrots  
Carrot is famous because it contains beta-carotene, another type of antioxidant. Early studies showed that beta-carotene converted to vitamin A in the body can reduce the risk of asthma. It also plays an important role for maintaining eye health and immune system. 
· Coffee 
 Actually, coffee and caffeine can also be beneficial for people with asthma. Simple caffeinated coffee may increase the respiratory function up to four hours after consumption. However, it won't happen to decaf.  
· Garlic 
Garlic has anti-inflammatory properties. For centuries, folklore believed that garlic can treat a number of diseases. Actually there are many contents of garlic which are so beneficial, such as allicin, a powerful antioxidant. A study in 2009 revealed that allicin produce acids that can destroy free radicals. According to researchers, it's possible to help people with asthma. 
· Avocado 
Avocados also contain important antioxidants called glutathione. Their role in the body is beneficial to protect cells against free radicals which can cause damage. It puts avocado as good food consumed by people with asthma. Avocados are also rich in monounsaturated fat, a type of fat that can help lower cholesterol. 
· Spinach 
Who wouldn't like spinach? This green vegetable is easy to cook and rich in iron. By consuming this vegetable, the risk of asthma will be reduced as research that has been conducted on 68 535 women. Spinach is also rich in vitamin C, betakeroten, and magnesium that are also needed by the body. People with asthma are commonly lack of magnesium, so that consumption of spinach containing magnesium can help prevent asthma. In one study, consuming 400 mg of magnesium per day can reduce the symptoms of asthma. · Bananas 
 Bananas are delicious and can be eaten directly or as a mixture of fruit soup, it's also helpful in preventing asthma. In a study conducted at Imperial College London, found that children who ate one banana a day can reduce the risk of asthma, such as wheezing that is up to 34% 
 · Broccoli 
This green vegetable is also effective in preventing asthma in children. A study done by Dr. Marck Riedl of UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, United States done by giving compound containing broccoli for 3 days to about 100 children who are toddlers and adults with asthma. From this study, it was found that the levels of enzymes that have antioxidant properties in increased respiratory tract. These antioxidants can protect the respiratory tract from free radicals, air pollution, cigarette smoke, and fumes. 

Well, those are some information for you about yoga that is so useful to solve asthma. Starting from now, you can do some yoga moves to prevent your asthma. You can also consume some food mentioned above to be free of asthma. By doing yoga exercise and consuming right food, you'll be free of asthma. Finally, hopefully the information above will be useful for you.

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