Yoga poses for better breathing and better life

November 14, 2023

Yoga can hold significant importance for asthma patients due to its potential benefits in managing
symptoms and improving overall well-being. Here are some key yoga asanas and their benefits for respiratory patients.


Steps: Sit cross-legged on the floor, keeping your back straight and relaxed.

Benefits: Promotes relaxation and reduces stress, which can help manage asthma symptoms.

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Steps: Lie on your stomach, place your hands under your shoulders, and lift your chest while
keeping your lower body on the ground.

Benefits: Expands the chest, improves lung capacity, and enhances respiratory function.

Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist)

Steps: Sit with your legs stretched out, bend one leg and place the foot on the other side of the
opposite knee, twist your torso towards the bent leg.

Benefits: Helps open up the chest, improving breathing and lung capacity.

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Steps: Lie on your back, bend your knees, place your feet hip-width apart, and lift your hips off
the ground while pressing your feet and arms into the floor.

Benefits: Strengthens the respiratory muscles and opens up the chest, facilitating better

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

Steps: Lie on your back, lift your chest, place the top of your head on the floor, and arch your
back while keeping your legs relaxed.

Benefits: Expands the chest, stretches the lungs, and promotes deep breathing, aiding in asthma

Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

Steps: Lie flat on your back, close your eyes, and relax your entire body, focusing on deep,
rhythmic breathing.

Benefits: Induces relaxation, reduces stress, and can help alleviate asthma symptoms triggered by

Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

Steps: Kneel on the floor, place your hands on your lower back, and gently arch your back while
pushing your hips forward.

Benefits: Opens up the chest, stretches the respiratory muscles, and improves breathing capacity.

Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose)

Steps: Lie on your back, hug your knees to your chest, and gently rock from side to side to
release any trapped gas.

Benefits: Helps release trapped gas and improve digestion, which can indirectly benefit asthma

Ujjayi Pranayama (Victorious Breath)

Steps: Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and constrict the back of your throat while
inhaling and exhaling deeply, creating a soft ocean-like sound in your throat.

Benefits: Calms the mind, reduces anxiety, and promotes deep, controlled breathing, aiding in
asthma management.

Disclaimer: This material is for informational purpose only. It does not replace the advice or counsel of a doctor or health care professional.  You should consult with, and rely only on the advice of, your physician or health care professional.