4 yoga techniques for colds and flu

1. Kapalabhati (“shine of the skull” or “cleansing of the head” in translation)

One of the cleansing practices in yoga. Helps clear the nose of excess mucus.

Active exhale, passive inhale. On the exhale, powerfully contract the abdominal muscles, while inhaling occurs by itself. In the initial stages, 40-50 repetitions are enough.

Increasing the level of sympathetic activity: stimulation of the central nervous system, blood circulation, metabolism, increasing the general tone of the body, reducing the activity of the vagus nerve, cleansing the nasal passages and sinuses of the skull from mucus. This breathing is also called an indirect brain massage, as it contributes to pressure fluctuations in the skull and better circulation of cerebrospinal fluid (cerebral fluid).

pregnancy, menstruation, tumors and other serious brain diseases, epilepsy, severe traumatic brain injury in the past, any acute exacerbations of chronic inflammatory diseases, malignant tumors of the abdominal cavity and small pelvis, arterial hypertension and conditions in which the risk of thromboembolism is high.

2. Simha mudra (“The lion’s yawn”)

   Inhale, slowly tilt your head to your chest, exhaling slowly with a rather powerful growl, stick out your tongue, look at the eyebrows.

Powerfully improves local blood circulation in the throat area and local immunity. Prevention of tonsillitis and tonsillitis.

3. Sutra-neti

. Cleansing the nasal passages using a rubber cord (sutra). Oil the string in sesame oil, put it through your nose and pull it out through your mouth. Try moving the sutra back and forth 20-30 times. Repeat with the other nostril.

A huge number of infections enter the body from the nasopharynx. By doing sutra-neti, we get an excellent tool in our hands to get rid of colds in the cold season or to cope with an incipient disease rather quickly, especially if we additionally use oily decoctions of herbs. Thus, we can protect ourselves by almost 95% from the appearance of some banal respiratory viral diseases and are not afraid to ride the subway.

Through exposure to the nasal mucosa, which is a very powerful capillary bed, local macrophages are activated (cells that destroy bacteria and any potentially dangerous microorganisms that enter our body).

In addition, this practice also affects the nervous system – after all, the processes of brain neurons go directly into the nasal mucosa.

nosebleeds, polyps.

4. Jala neti

Rinse the nose with salted water using a neti pot.

. This procedure is best done after you have mastered sutra neti, because if your sinuses are clogged, which happens quite often, then going out into the cold air, you can get sinusitis or sinusitis.

This procedure is easier to perform over the sink. Tilt your head slightly to the side and down and pour the solution into one nostril and pour it out through the other.

If you have mastered the sutra-neti beforehand, then the water will flow qualitatively. This procedure can be done not only with salted water, but also with a decoction of chamomile and other herbs that we have known since childhood for rinsing.

Important! Be sure to salt the solution to avoid swelling of the nasal mucosa.

If you are already sick, take sesame oil, add 3-4 drops of eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils to it, oil the rubber sutra with this and follow the procedure. You can also use any herbal medicine.

The same as that of Sutra Neti – cleansing the nasal passages of excess mucus, preventing influenza, SARS and other similar diseases.

 polyps in the nasal cavity and bleeding from the nose.

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