3 yoga exercises to fight spring allergies
If spring has so many positive effects on our mind and spirit, for the idea of the holidays that are approaching, for the sunny days and the light that stays until late ... the other side of the coin is that of the approximately 7 million Italians who suffer from allergies or allergic rhinitis, who wake up to the sound of birds, making this season one of the most boring to face. Physical sport cannot eliminate the unpleasant effects of joy, but relieve them. Let's find out how through yoga. In fact, the practice of yoga has many positive effects on the body, see:
1. Fighting allergies with breathing control
Breathing is essential in yoga. Controlling the breath calms the heart rhythm, which is why the benefits of yoga are functional not only for the body, but also for the spirit. In fact, with breathing you can learn to manage stress, purify the body of toxins, but also improve the side effects of allergies, enhancing the control of deep breathing. You can start cross-legged, relax your back and shoulders. The hands are with the palm facing up and the eyelids are relaxed. Now focus on your breathing, which must involve diaphragmatic, thoracic and clavicular breathing. As you inhale and exhale, listen to your breath, which should be fluid, deep and regular. Yoga breathing techniques are varied and, practicing them every night before going to bed, over time they will become automatic, with a series of great benefits for the body.
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2. The position of the fish to greet the annoyances of allergies
This position includes the support on the elbows, an inversion of the head and the total opening of the rib cage: lie down on your back with your legs extended and feet together. Place your hands under your buttocks with your palm on the ground and your arms with your elbows. close under your back. Inhale deeply, lift your chest and arch your back, supporting yourself on your elbows; let your head slide back. The benefits are innumerable: deep lung breathing is facilitated, especially thoracic and clavicular, and abdominal muscle lengthening. Therefore, this position also frees, strengthens and improves the control of the respiratory tract.
3. The position of the candle for the more experienced
The position of the candle, is one of the basic positions of yoga, and requires that you place a blanket under your shoulders, with your head and neck on the floor. The legs must then be raised straight up, with the hands on the back and the elbows bent and resting on the ground at shoulder height, trying to perfectly align the back and legs. Through this position, nasal drainage is favored, and through deep and intense breathing, the throat is "massaged". Just hold the position for a few minutes. ATTENTION: The position of the candle requires preparation and training. Do not try it if you are not trained.
The benefits of yoga are accessible to all ages, here are some simple positions to start with, see: