Yoga postures can help relieve sinusitus

Spring has sprung and that can mean the onset of allergy season for many people. Sinusitis, a real drawback to this welcomed time of year, can be helped through the practice the following yoga postures:

Bhujangasana – cobra pose
Simhasana – lion pose
Adho Mukha Svanasana – downward facing dog
Setu Bhanda – little bridge
Halasana – plow pose
Knees to chest, supine
Standing forward bend
Wide angle seated forward bend

Vinyasa, or flow yoga, like Surya Namaskar – the Sun Salutation – can be of great benefit as well. It, along with another much loved vinyasa the Moon Salutation – will get the circulation going, and help with cleaning the blood stream.

If you aren’t particularly stuffed up already there are a couple of useful breathing techniques to help clear the sinuses:

Beginner: Nadi Shodana – alternative nostril breathing
Advanced: Kapali Bhati – paradoxical breathing

Non-yoga tip for building antibodies to your surrounding allergens: eat local honey daily and take high quality bee pollen as a supplement. (Bee pollen has all the B-vitamins, so essential for combating allergies.)

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