Bronchial & Asthma Mudra

Bronchitis and asthma are both common respiratory problems affecting people of all ages. Millions of people around the world suffer from these respiratory diseases. The worst part about these ailments is that they do not get cured completely by medication.

Fortunately, certain techniques in yoga can help alleviate the symptoms of bronchitis and asthma. You can help control these respiratory problems by trying the Bronchial and asthma mudra.

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Steps

The bronchial and asthma mudra are usually recommended for respiratory problems. They can be performed with both the hands.

During an attack, you could practice the bronchial and asthma mudra, until your breathing calms down. The steps of bronchial and asthma mudra include -

  • Place the tip of your little finger at the base of your thumb, the tip of your ring finger on the upper thumb joint and the tip of your middle finger at the tip of the thumb
  • Extend your index finger so that it is straight
  • Practice this gesture with one or both hand for about 5 minutes each day

Follow this up by another gesture, where you -

  • Touch the base of your palms and bend your middle fingers, so that they touch each other.
  • Press the fingernails of your middle fingers together, while keeping all your other finger extended

Benefits

These gestures are beneficial for your body, as they -

  • Alleviate the symptoms of respiratory problems
  • Reduce the intensity of an attack
  • Improve breathing patterns
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