Yoga for Sinus

(August 11, 2011)

I've sinus problem since 4yrs. I've started sutra neti and jal neti. Is there a problem if I do it daily? Kindly help?

What Are The Natural Ways To Treat Sinus Infection?

If you have a sinus infection, there is no need for you to panic. There are a lot of natural ways to remedy your sinus infection. These natural remedies for sinus infections are extremely useful, and since they have no side effects as well, it is best to consider natural sinus treatment before getting a surgery or any other major treatments.
Here is what you can do:

  • Drink a lot of hot liquids. This is an extremely efficient remedy for unclogging your nasal passages and your sinus cavities. Hot tea, green teas, and herbal teas are usually ideal for these purposes. You can drink some chamomile tea or lemon grass tea.
  • Sinus cavities are right under your face. Applying some heat to your face can help unclog these cavities. Apply hot compresses. You may even apply some aromatic hot compresses to clear your sinuses as well as your head.
  • Irrigate your sinuses using Jal Neti, which is a great way of cleaning your sinuses and keeping them free of infection. Jal Neti helps keep your sinuses unclogged so that you continue to have normal breathing. Natural sinus headache relief can be brought on by this method. This is among one of the best natural sinus remedies.

Submitted by S C on August 11, 2011 at 02:11

Are there any risks/dangers for sinus infected people doing yoga exercise? 

When you have a sinus infection, it is useful to perform yoga poses that are designed especially for the treatment of this condition. However, there may be some dangers and risks involved for people who have sinus infections. Hot yoga, for instance, is not recommended for those who suffer from sinusitis. However, there are certain other poses of yoga for sinus infection that can be practiced to heal the condition.

When you perform yoga for sinus infection, it is important to have medical supervision. A yoga cure for sinusitis is not immediate, and you will need to practice it regularly for it to be effective. A healthy diet that boosts your immunity can help minimize any risks that sinusitis may cause to your yoga practice.

Hot yoga is performed in a heated chamber, and if the chamber is not cleaned regularly, there could be a lot of mold and hidden allergens here. Though the yoga itself does not cause any risks or complications, the room in which you perform this yoga could trigger off allergic reactions.

As part of yoga therapy for sinusitis, there are some Neti exercises, specifically Jal Neti,that are effectively used for getting rid of sinus infections. Breathing exercises in yoga can also help you improve your breathing and keep your nasal passages as well as your sinus cavities healthy.

Submitted by A V on August 2, 2011 at 06:48

Does yoga help cure sinus infection? 

A healthy sinus is one that is able to drain itself in a natural and healthy manner. The cilia, which are small finger like projections on the mucous membranes, normally push out the mucous in a natural manner. These propel mucous as well as bacteria, keeping the sinus cavities and the nasal passages clear of any blockages.
Yoga is a great way to drain your sinus cavities naturally. If your cilia are not able to perform this task on their own, a carefully planned yoga session can aid you in this natural task. There are some exercises, such as the standing and seated forward bends that help drain the sinuses.

Yoga sinus relief is almost instant. As soon as you perform these poses, the sinuses are drained and you can get temporary relief. When you perform these poses regularly, any further remedies for sinus infections may not be needed.

Sinusitis yoga poses include all kinds of inverted poses. Inversions are an excellent way of draining your sinuses and your nasal passages. The phlegm can be expelled relatively easily this way, and the relief experienced is more than temporary. When used along with a healthy and therapeutic diet, these yoga poses can be really beneficial.

Submitted by A V on August 2, 2011 at 06:41

Which Are The Best Yoga Poses For Sinus Problem?

A lot of people suffer from sinus infections, and for such people, respiratory relief is extremely important. Fortunately, there are some yoga poses that can help treat sinus problems effectively. Some of the yoga postures that help open up your sinus cavities and your nasal passages are simple to perform, and once learnt, these can be performed with minimal supervision.

The Uttansana(Standing Forward Bend) is known to be one of the most effective ways of getting rid of sinus infections. The sinus pressure may make you want to avoid tipping yourself forward. However, this is a great way to drain your sinuses so that the pressure is relieved. Another great yoga for sinus pose is the Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog). This pose helps expand your chest, and therefore increases lung capacity. This will also help you clear your nasal passage and your nasal cavities.

Another great pose when performing yoga for sinus congestion is the Halsana (Plough Pose). This is an inverted pose that helps unblock the sinuses. This is a relatively easy pose if you use folded blankets to support yourself.

Yoga for sinus problems includes many other poses such as the Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend) and the Salamba Shirshasana (Supported Headstand), both of which help relieve the pressure created due to clogged nasal passageways and blocked sinus cavities.

Submitted by A V on August 2, 2011 at 06:37

Sinus problem is a common problem faced by many people. It may be caused due to increased exposure to the contaminants and pollutants in the environment. Sinus gives discomfort to the nasal cavity as it causes constant flow of mucous from the nose. It can also be caused due to allergy and exposure to the environment. It may also cause swelling of the membranes as well as may also cause headache.

Yoga can provide freedom from the ailment of sinus and also provide relief from the side effects of the disease. It helps in restoring normal human balance and provides relief from migraine attack as well as allergic nasal condition. It also provides comfort to the muscles of the nose with the breathing exercises as a part of yoga.

It provides freshness to the mind and the body. The breathing exercise opens the nostrils and provides space so that one can breathe comfortably and there is no struggle for breath. If there is any blockage which causes the voice to be affected then breathing exercises helps to clear off the blockages in the throat region and helps to make the voice clear for the recipient. It provides relief from sneezing and coughing.

Yoga works wonders where medicines don't show good results. Various asanas of yoga like surya namaskar (sun salutation), bhujangasana (crocodile posture), matsyasana (fish positure), sinhasana (lion pose), shavasana (corpse position) and pranayam (breathing exercises) help in providing relief from the pain and trauma caused due to sinus.

Breathing alternatively from one side of the nose and alternatively helps to provide comfort to the nostrils as it provides relief from the blockage in the nose and the throat. This yoga pose is called anulom vilom (alternate nostril breathing). Drinking lot of water also helps in providing freedom from the troubles of sinus. Beverages like tea at night should be avoided as it increases the heat in the body which aids in increase in the effect of sinus.

Yoga exercises show guaranteed results but at the same time extra care should be taken on the dietary intake of the body. Exposure to the cold should be avoided and at the same time consumption of food which is iced or beverages which are cold should be kept at a distance.

Exposure to perfumes and other strong oils too should be avoided as strong smell causes discomfort in the treatment of sinusitis.

Submitted by R J on August 8, 2008 at 01:33

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