Yoga Poses For Sinus Problems

(November 9, 2010)

Which yogasana is helpful for sinus problem ?

Sinusitis is a very common medical ailment that is primarily the inflammation of the nasal passage and some of the recent surveys show that millions of individuals all over the world suffer from it. The primary effect of sinusitis is the fact that it causes a substantial amount of discomfort to an individual – making it rather hard to breathe. There are a number of factors that cause the development of sinusitis which, in most cases, tend to be irritants such as dust and pollen. The inflammation of the nasal passage then results in a buildup of pus and some amount of environmental content accumulating and applying pressure on the sinus wall. Although there may be no specific yoga poses for sinus problems, there are a number of poses that can help deal with sinus problems directly or indirectly.
Although yoga has been around for centuries, only recently has the discipline started to get some amount of due credit in a world dominated by western medication that is primarily dependent on the combination of  chemicals in order to achieve the desired effect. Yoga is not simply a natural healing process, but is also a way to live an overall healthier life. The asanas practiced in yoga will help soothe and relax the physical as well as mental and emotional aspects of an individual’s life.
There are a number of yoga poses for sinus problems such as the straight forward bend, downward facing dog and the plow pose. Apart from the fact that the standing forward bend is considered to be one of the best yoga poses for sinus problems; some of the other benefits of the pose include providing deep release of the hamstrings as well as a substantial amount of rejuvenation of the mind. This yoga pose for sinus problems can be performed by a beginner – but care must be taken to avoid bending your back to much – something that could cause substantial discomfort in the event you inadvertently damage something. This yoga sequence for sinus problems should be performed y starting in the mountain yoga pose before placing your hands on your hips and then exhaling while folding your body forward from the hips in addition to ensuring that the torso remains long and extended. Avoid locking the knees during the bend and attempt to touch your chest to your thighs with the head being kept loose from the neck. Holding this pose for about a minute or a little longer before bringing your torso back up and maintaining a straight posture for a few minutes before relaxing your body will help relieve the pressure being applied on the sinuses.Try and include these poses in any yoga routine for sinus problems. There are a number of other pilates workout for sinus problems that will prove to be rather effective.

Submitted by A on November 9, 2010 at 06:38

There is no single Yogasana (pose) that is helpful for sinus problems. According to your age and abilities you will, necessarily, have to include several practices into your routine if you wish to be really rid of sinusitis; and it is really possible.

This would include a regimen of Yogasana (postures), Pranayamas (breathing exercises), Kriyas (cleansing techniques) and a Yoga diet. Depending on your age and fitness you will have to practice all the Yoga poses in the following positions:

Yoga Poses For Sinus


  1.  Tadasana (Palm Tree pose)
  2.  Parvatasana (Mountain pose)
  3.  Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
  4.  Ardha Chakrasana (Half Moon pose)
  5.  Padangusthasana (Toe to hand pose)
  6.  Padahastasana (Forehead to knee pose)


  1. Janu Sirshasana ((Forehead to single knee pose)
  2. Paschimottanasana (Forehead to both knees pose)
  3. Ushtrasana (Camel pose)
  4. Gomukhasana (Cow face pose)
  5. Simhasana (Lion pose)
  6. Marichyasana (Pose dedicated to the sage Marichi)
  7. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fish pose)


  1. Single Leg and Double Leg Raises
  2. Purvottanasana (Inclined Plane)
  3. Matsyasana (Fish pose)
  4. Pawanmuktasana (Wind relieving pose)
  5. Navasana (Boat pose)
  6. Chakrasana (Wheel pose)
  7. Sethu Bandhasana (Bridge formation pose)
  8. Halasana (Plough pose)


  1. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog pose)
  2. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
  3. Dhanurasana (Bow pose)
  4. Shalabhasana (Locust pose)


  1. Viparita Karani (Legs against the wall pose)
  2. Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)


  1. Vrikshasana (Tree pose)
  2. Garudasana (Eagle pose)
  3. Kakasana (Crow pose)

Pranayamas (breathing exercises)

  1. Kapalabhatti (Skull cleansing)
  2. Anuloma-Viloma (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
  3. Suryabhedana (Right Nostril breathing)

Kriyas (Cleansing techniques)

  1. Jala Neti (Cleansing Nasal passages with water)
  2. Sutra Neti (Cleansing Nasal passages with rubber catheter)
  3. Vaman Dhauti (Cleansing stomach by vomit water on empty stomach)

Yogic Diet

For sufferers of sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and other related respiratory tract disorders, a Yogic diet is imperative. This means your daily fare should be Sattvic, (light and predominantly vegetarian) with ample servings of sprouts, green leafy vegetables, seasonal fruits and daily salads. Steer clear of all fatty foods, milk products such as yoghurt, butter and cheese and junk / fast foods. These will worsen your condition and retard the healing process. If, on the other hand you stick to a pure and light vegetarian diet, observe a daily routine of early to bed and early to rise, avoid late nights on the town and practise your poses, breathing exercises and cleansing techniques on a regular basis, you are bound to see the desired results sooner rather than later. Your health is altogether in your hands and sinusitis, though not a debilitating condition is terribly irritating and can make life miserable and impede your progress. So, the best thing to do is to start practicing right now and with continued regularity until you are fully satisfied.

Submitted by A on February 16, 2009 at 04:26

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