Five Yoga Asanas To Keep Your Lungs Healthy And Fit

Nowadays, due to increasing air pollution and COVID-19, the air of the national capital has gone hazardous and lungs in the capital need internal repair. These closing demands of the century are too important to fulfill. Talking about fulfilments, we shall say yoga fills up the gap between a pro-hassle life and peace of mind.

What are Yoga Asanas?

Yoga Asanas are the exercises and muscles relaxing postures discovered and brought to life by ancient saints in India. The history of Indian culture has given the world many perks to entitle upon. One of them is the concept of Yoga and its Asanas.

Yoga Asanas involve improvised breathing techniques and increased average intake of oxygen. The Asanas not only strengthen the muscles of the body but also keep a good check on the health of internal organs.

Five Asanas to keep the lungs fit and breathing

Let us discuss the five Asanas to keep the lungs healthy and fit.

1. Sukhasana (Cross-legged sitting posture)

In Hindi, ‘Sukh’ means happiness, and ‘Asana’ means posture. As per ancients books, the posture that gives internal happiness to the body, mind, and soul is known by the name Sukhasana. It detoxifies the lungs and helps to overcome respiratory disorders.

The demonstration is in the snippet below.



2. Bhujangasana (The ‘Snakish’ posture)

This Asana keeps the mind calm and stretches chest and lung muscles. The posture is apt for those who feel pain in the chest and lung muscles.

The final posture of this Asana is as in the snippet below.



3. Matsya asana (‘Fish-shaped posture’)

This Asana helps to keep lung muscles fit and flexible. Along with it it also helps to optimize blood flow inside the body.
The final posture of the Asana looks the same as in the snippet below.


Matsya asana

4. Padma Sarvangasana (Standing on lotus-shaped shoulders)

The Asana helps to keep chest muscles healthy and fit. In this Asana, the chest is allowed to expand giving more space to the lungs for expansion. Thus overall the oxygen-carrying capacity of the lungs increases slowly.

The Asana looks exactly like in the picture below.


Padma Sarvangasana

5. Ardha Matsyendrasana

Normal body stress and tension of muscles are released while performing this Asana. The twist of the vertebrae ensures the eradication of breathing problems. This Asana includes breathing activity, which in turn increases the oxygen levels in the lung cavity. The posture looks exactly the same as in the picture below.


Ardha Matsyendrasana

Conclusion: Do you practice yoga in a daily routine?

After knowing the benefits of the Asanas many of you might be thinking of trying them at home in the free time. The question remains: Do you practice yoga daily? Do comment in the box below.

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