Ayurveda and Homeopathy recommend a holistic approach to respiratory health.
Rather than just treating surface symptoms, it is recommended that you provide ongoing nourishment and support to the lungs and the respiratory system.
Although both of these systems have a lot to offer and are capable of treating a wide range of respiratory ailments, here we discuss some self help measures to keep your respiratory system healthy and clean.
If you are looking for a great way to keep your lungs clean, you should try a lung exercise. This will help you to breathe better and just feel better in general. When you can breathe easily you can do the things you enjoy in life easily and you’ll be more confident when doing them.
The way to lung fitness involves exercising them and there are many great ways for you to do this through cardiovascular exercise. By working out, you can strengthen your body and exercise your lungs.
Are you aware that exercises increase lung function? If you jog, or walk briskly this is considered a lung exercise and can dramatically increase the functions of your lungs by allowing them to be stronger and cleaner than they may have ever been otherwise.
By doing a lung exercise every day or at least three times a week, you can drastically improve the quality of your life as well as your health. Being able to breathe better is a one of the best reasons to do so, and can really allow you to enjoy your life better too.
If you intend to live a long, healthy life, you’ll need to have clean and healthy lungs to do so. There is no better way that can allow you the most stamina or endurance other than this, so you can see the importance of maintaining a lung exercise on a regular basis.
Now, that you have some important information on how to help your lungs stay healthy and strong through lung exercise, you may want to also consider another way to keep your body strong and your lungs clean. If you smoke, you must quit smoking to keep your lungs as strong as they can be. It’s imperative for your health.
When you smoke, you’re inviting thousands of cancerous toxins into your body and this can destroy all the good you may have done with your lung exercise. It’s not easy to quit smoking but it’s imperative to have good health and clean lungs.
By utilizing a lung exercise, coupled with a quit smoking program, you can have the best lungs that you possibly can. This will allow you to have a high quality and hopefully a very long life as well.
Yoga and Respiratory Health
Ayurveda’s sister science of yoga also has much to offer in cases of respiratory distress. In the West, yoga is mostly viewed as a type of “physical therapy” and its asana aspect tends to assume centre stage.
It’s true there are many helpful asanas that can open the chest area to help improve the elasticity of the pleural cavity and its accessory muscles, which can improve breathing capacity and respiratory diseases.
However, yoga’s limb of pranayama or breathing practices has just as much, if not more, relevance to the clinician in respect to respiratory diseases than typical asana therapy. It’s much easier for most patients to sit down and learn breathing exercises than it is to teach asana positions.
Nadi Shodhana Alternate Nostril Breathing
We can introduce a safe and basic yoga technique that easily can be integrated into any modality protocol when dealing with respiratory diseases. The best pranayama technique to start with is nadi shodhana or alternate nostril breathing. This is a very safe, easy and calming technique which can help clear the lungs of phlegm while at the same time improving the flow of qi or prana throughout the respiratory system.
The basic technique is to sit down and relax into a comfortable position with the back supported and straightened. The right nostril is gently closed with the right thumb and one gently inhales through the left nostril. One then gently releases the right nostril while, at the same time, gently closing the left nostril with the right ring finger and exhaling through the right nostril.
Then one reverses the process by inhaling through the right nostril and then exhaling through the left. (It’s best to limit nadi shodhana to two minutes when first starting the practice.)
If you are experiencing a respiratory diseases system, like asthma, bronchitis, recurrent cough and cold, sinusitis, breathing difficulties etc. please feel free to contact our clinic to discuss if your condition could be treated using Ayurveda or Homeopathy.
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One great exercise for your lungs is breathing exercises. When you practice your breathing by focusing on it, you are much more likely to enjoy healthier and cleaner lungs as a result of your lung exercise.
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