Cure Congestion With These 3 Yoga Poses During Winter

By: Mona Verma

For some people, winters are like seeking excuse from everything you do because you face multiple problems like pain in the legs, headache, sinus and congestion.

Only the wearer knows about the shoe bite - means the one who is suffering from the problem tends to seek the solution. So readers, pull up your socks and seek an easy solution to your problem, by not visiting your doctor, but by doing easy Yoga, which is helpful in curing other hidden problems as well and that too, without any side effects.

Yoga Poses To Cure Congestion

You must begin performing yoga from the basic instead of just imitating someone and try to attain perfection. Congestion becomes really troublesome for those who face it quite often, which leads to frequent coughing and sneezing, which is, of course, really embarrassing publicly.

Here are 3 easy yoga poses which help to cure congestion during winters. Initially, when you are facing the problem, it might be tough for you to breathe. But don't give up. Do it gradually.

Yoga Poses To Cure Congestion

1. Bridge Pose: Not very tough to perform, this pose helps you to open your chest apart from sending fresh blood to your head.

How to perform this pose:
• Foremost thing is to sit comfortably, preferably on a mat. Then lie down straight. Inhale and exhale casually for a few seconds.
• Bend your knees, while keeping your feet flat on the floor. Make sure that your knees are hips-distance apart.
• Now, balancing on your head, lift your pelvic portion upwards, making sure your knees are directly over your heels. The distance between your shoulders and feet should be such that your fingertips should graze the back of your feet.
• Raise your hips towards the ceiling, keeping your thighs strong and rise as high as you can.
• Don't look here and there while performing this pose and just concentrate on your position. Even a minute of negligence can be harmful for your neck.
• Count till 20 when you are in the pose.
• Now, release your clasped hands and gradually get your body down. Now keep your legs straight and lie down for a few seconds in the normal position.

Yoga Poses To Cure Congestion

2. Camel Pose: This pose helps to clear your passageways by opening your back and chest. Don't over exert yourself for any pose. Start with placing your hands on your lower back and fingers pointing down. Bend as backwards as you can till you feel stretched. Don't play with your back because you can't be flexible from day 1.

How to perform this pose:
• Sit normally and bend your knees, keeping your knees under your hips. Now, the most important thing is, your shins, ankles and feet should be parallel to one another.
• Arch back a bit, putting your hands on your hips.
• Now, let your right hand touch your right heel, and same with left hand. Your hands should be firm for balancing and, of course, don't put the entire weight on them.
• Lower your head and count till 10 or plus minus - whatever suits you.
• Get back to your normal position and sit on your heels.

Yoga Poses To Cure Congestion

3. Plow Pose: This pose should be your last option, as you need to do it with the earlier poses as mentioned above, reason being proper breathing. Be comfortable and then perform this pose.

How to perform this pose:
• Lay down flat on your back on your mat and place your arms by your sides with your palms down.
• Press your palms firmly while bending your knees, by getting both legs over your head. This is for the beginners. Practice this pose for a while and then perform it further. Now, while straightening your knees, touch your toes to the ground.
• Keep your head and neck straight.
• Get your hips over your shoulders and stretch your spine as much as you can. Females who have heavy breasts may find it difficult to perform this pose. Do it slowly.
• Count till 5 initially and then increase your time. Now, get back to normal position, by slowly shifting your hips on the ground.

The utmost important thing to understand here is, you must follow these poses one by one. Don't under-estimate yourself and don't imitate others. Relax and enjoy yoga and get away with your winter congestion problem.

Read more about: yoga, asana, treatment
Story first published: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 21:30 [IST]
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