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Simhasana (Lion Pose) To Stop Bad Breath

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There is nothing more embarrassing than having a bad breath, especially when you have to talk to another person or while you are at a meeting. This also makes you lose your self confidence.

So if you are desperately looking out for a solution then, yoga would be one ultimate option to get rid of bad breath.

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Simhasana (Lion Pose) To Stop Bad Breath

Simhasana, popularly known as the Lion Pose is one the best yoga asanas to stop bad breath. Also there are several medications and mouth fresheners that are available over the counter.

All of these provides instant cure but it will be just for a short time period. In order to avoid such embarrassing situation at that point of time, people take precautionary measures like brushing teeth or popping in mouth fresheners.

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But if you are looking out for a long term permanent solution then yoga would be the best option.

Poor dental hygiene, cavity, gum disease, low saliva production leading to dry mouth are few among the major causes of bad breath.

If this health problem has been troubling you, then try practicing Simhasana, an asana that is known to stop bad breath instantly. Here is the step -wise procedure to perform Simhasana. Take a look.

Step-by-step Procedure To Perform Simhasana:

1. To start this asana, come down to kneeling position as in Vajrasana.

Simhasana (Lion Pose) To Stop Bad Breath

2. The ankles should cross each other.

3. Both the feet should be pointing out.

4. See to it that the perineum should be pressed against the top of the heels.

5. Both the palms and fingesrs should be placed and firmly pressed on the knees.

Simhasana (Lion Pose) To Stop Bad Breath

6. Take a deep inhalation through the nose as you open your mouth and stretch your tongue out.

7. The muscles in front of your throat should be contracted.

8. Slowly breath out through the mouth and make a 'haa' sound.

9. Remain in the position and repeat the asana for few times.

Other Benefits of Simhasana:

It helps to relieve tension in the chest.
It helps to stimulate the nerves.
It helps to prevent sore throat.
It helps to provide solution for voice related problems.
It helps to improve blood circulation.
It helps to prevent respiratory problems.
It helps to relieve tension in the face.


Simhasana is one of the very simple asana and is safe even for a beginner. But it is better to practice under the guidance of a yoga trainer if one has sustained knee injury.

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Story first published: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 13:00 [IST]
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