Yoga Exercises for Sinus Relief

Yoga Exercises for Sinus Relief

Yoga Exercises for Sinus Relief

Many people today still suffer from sinus issues that can make many feel miserable. Often, medication improves the symptoms while adding a host of documented side effects that can be almost as bad. With yoga practices becoming more widespread, many sufferers have utilized yoga exercises for sinus relief to help cope with sinus issues, all while avoiding the need for minor medications.

Yoga can be an excellent tool to help open up the body and help to relax muscles. Here are some great yoga exercises for sinus relief that can help improve chronic sinus pressure and pain.

The Standing Forward Bend

1. Start by standing upright and straight; your feet should be even with your hips and your hands on your hips.
2. Inhale while raising your arms over your head and moving your chest forward with your inward breath.
3. Exhale, leading with your chest while folding your torso over and down.
4. Reach down with your hands as far as possible while relaxing your head and neck.
5. Hold this position as long as you can, 10-20 breaths, then release your pose slowly as you exhale and unfold yourself back into an upright position.

The Bridge Pose

1. Start by laying down on your back, palms flat, allow your knees to be bent enough to allow your feet to be flat on the floor.
2. Lift your hips and “walk” your feet back until they brush your fingers; press down with your feet, making sure to keep your feet even with your hips.
3. Position your hands together behind your back, clasping them together, move your shoulders closer together and move your chest up.
4. Hold this position as long as you can, 10-20 breaths, then release your pose slowly as you exhale and lower your hips down, and releasing your hands and shoulders, dropping yourself back down to the floor.

The Downward-Facing Dog

1. Start on your hands and knees. Your knees should be even with your hips and your arms and hands, even with the shoulders. Your hands should be flat on the floor in an upright position pointing at the top edge of your mat.
2. Move your feet so that they are in the “push up” position, distribute your body weight evenly between your hands. Then stretch your elbows while relaxing your back.
3. Breathe deep, lift your knees off the floor and your pelvis up as you exhale. Straighten out your legs without locking your knees; try to make the letter “A” with your body.
4. Press down on the floor with your palms and heels while lifting your pelvis.
5. Move your head down so that your ears are even with your upper arms, looking at your feet, rotate your biceps forward and open and expand your chest.
6. Hold this position as long as you can, 10-20 breaths, then release your pose slowly as you exhale, moving back onto your hands and knees.

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