Hatha Yoga and Respiratory Health

The principles and practices of Hatha Yoga Training Curriculum are very useful for the health of Respiratory system. Proper breathing is an important requisition for maintaining the health and vitality through the rich supply of the oxygen to the cells for the effective metabolism and cardiovascular changes. Lungs play significant role in the physiological anatomy of the respiratory tract for the efficacy of breathing and the effective exchange of the gases.

The two phases of the respiration are inhalation and exhalation. The rhythm in these two processes is helpful to establish the harmony in the mind and body with the balance of the activities of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems along with various bio chemical and physiological processes of our body. The mechanics of the respiratory systems involve the lung movements, pressure changes, regulation of the muscular co ordination and the lung capacity.

Yoga practices are useful for the promotion of the health of this system as well as the prevention of the any possible diseases which are taking place because of weak immunity and stressful situations and other psychosomatic disturbances. The ancient Yoga masters in India devised different techniques to harness the potentials of the mental and physical energy through the perfect regulation of the breath only.

200 Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is great opportunity to get the insights of the working conditions of this system as well as to understand the effects of yoga on it. The practices of different Yoga Poses bring the strength and flexibility to the intercostals muscles of the respiratory system in which they can find the ability for the effective contraction and relaxation for the enhanced lung capacity. Particularly the back bending poses like bhujangasana,dhanurasana and ushtrasana help a lot to expand the chest region to ensure the deep breathing .

Pranayama is the most effective tool to improve the efficiency in the process of the respiration. The scientific investigations on the study of the effects of pranayama have shown that, these techniques are good to improve the proper breathing pattern with awareness, rhythm and through the regulation of the speed of the inhalation and exhalation making the breath deeper, longer and subtle in nature .These effects are capable to bring the suitable changes in the brain waves pattern to induce the deep sense of relaxation, calmness and mental peace.

Shatkarma or cleansing techniques in the yoga practical classes are effective in the purification of eth upper respiratory tract. They have been therapeutically significant in overcoming various type respiratory diseases such as sinusitis, asthma and congestions of the chest region due to the imbalance of the humors of the body. Nauli , Kapala bhati and Neti are helpful to overcome the toxins and to bring the strength and vitality  to these organs.

Meditation and relaxation techniques are wonderful yoga practices to cope with the stress and prevent the undue consequences on the respiration such as the shallow breathing, anxiety. They induce deep relaxation to the mind and body to maintain the health of bio rhythms.

The collective effects of Yoga and its philosophy along with healthy diet and lifestyle are useful means for the healthy functioning of the respiratory system.