Sinusitis , how Yoga helpful in healing it

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal sinuses & nasal passage. Sinus is usually caused by infection but can also be caused by allergic reactions or other responses to environmental agents. It can cause a headache , pressure in the eyes , nose , cheek area or on one side of the head. Sinusitis may attack people of any age and sex. Children suffering from chronic disease like pain in ears, cold, and other viral diseases are prone to sinusitis. Asthmatic patients are also at higher risk of sinusitis.



Causes of Sinusitis : It is mostly caused by infection spreading to the sinuses from the nose along the narrow passages that drain mucus from the sinuses into the nose. Different types of allergies related to skin may also cause sinusitis. Studies have shown that stressful lifestyle & excess intake of alcohol are other causes of sinusitis. Excessive dryness in homes and offices from dry-air heating and air-conditioning systems can also inflame the sinuses.

Symptoms of Sinusitis : Headache when you wake up in the morning is typical of a sinus problem. Pain when your forehead over the frontal sinuses is touched may indicate that your frontal sinuses are inflamed. Heaviness in the head while bending the head.

Patient suffering from sinusitis experiences continuous sneezing, mucus flow from nose, severe body pain, breathlessness, headache, fever, etc. Patient also losses taste for food, mood swing, gets irritated, etc. So these are some of the sinusitis symptoms.

Yogic management of Sinusitis : Yoga works wonders where medicines don't show good results , main yoga practices for sinusitis are


Jalneti : Jalaneti is a cleansing practice of the sinus passages with warm saline water. It has gained immense popularity because of its dramatic effect on the sinuses. It solves the sinus infection and allergy problems without the use of drugs with immediate, immense and sustained results without side effects. Yogis have practiced it for centuries for its innumerable and powerful benefits. Saline nasal irrigation in yoga has been used for its extremely powerful physical, psychological and spiritual benefits.
Kunjal Kriya

Breathing exercises : Breathing alternatively from one side of the nose and alternatively helps to provide comfort to the nostrils as it provides relief from the blockage in the nose and the throat. This yoga pose is called Anulom Vilom.

More breathing exercises are

kapal bhati pranayama

Suryabhedi pranayama

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