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Why Yoga May Fight Allergies

by on April 13, 2015


One of the most popular reasons for practicing Yoga is the calming effect which may reduce inflammation in the body. And, in come cases, inflammation can worsen allergy attacks. No matter your stage of allergies, smart exercise is always a good thing.

You don’t have to sign up for any Yoga classes. Instead do these 3 easy to master Yoga moves at home.


Cover your right nostril and inhale through your left for a count of ten. Hold your breath for five seconds. Then cover your left nostril and exhale through your right for a count of ten. Inhale through your right nostril and hold for five seconds. Cover your right nostril again and exhale through your left. Do three more rounds.


Start on all fours with your hands directly beneath your shoulders. Raise your bottom, straighten your legs (it’s okay to have slightly bent knees), and press your hands and feet firmly into the floor. Inhale and exhale for a count of five. Repeat five times. Then, walk your hands in close to your feet and slowly return to standing.

Lie on your back with your feet flat on the ground and pulled in close to your bottom. Starting with your tailbone, slowly lift your back. When your back is completely off the floor, slide three stacked pillows under your lower back. Relax your shoulder blades down to the floor so your chest remains propped up. Hold for two minutes.

Why Yoga May Fight Allergies