Yoga for lungs

Posted by suethenanny @suethenanny, Jan 21 1:01pm

I found this helpful and interesting

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@suethenanny Have you tried this regimen? If so, how long have you used it, and what benefits did you see from it?
I ask because I use a few yoga poses to help move mucus during airway clearance when it is reluctant to come out. But daily Yoga practice and my ADHD are not a good fit – I have tried for many years, and I don't finish my session feeling relaxed or energized.

But if it can help me breathe better for longer, I might be persuaded to try again.
Sue

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@sueinmn

@suethenanny Have you tried this regimen? If so, how long have you used it, and what benefits did you see from it?
I ask because I use a few yoga poses to help move mucus during airway clearance when it is reluctant to come out. But daily Yoga practice and my ADHD are not a good fit – I have tried for many years, and I don't finish my session feeling relaxed or energized.

But if it can help me breathe better for longer, I might be persuaded to try again.
Sue

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Hi Sue, I only discovered this YouTube yesterday while I was searching how to increase oxygen intake at night while I'm sleeping as mine drops quite low according to my Garmin Vivomove. I keep being told that I have to belly breathe but that's not always practical and I like that this lady says you should practice the three ways of breathing as each have their benefits. I also quite like the quick breathing through the nose. As for the poses, I've got osteoporosis so I'm not too keen to try anything too drastic, and I don't think I've got the patience for most things in Yoga. I've also watched her sinus Yoga YouTube.
YouTube and podcasts are brilliant while you're nebulising!

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@sueinmn

@suethenanny Have you tried this regimen? If so, how long have you used it, and what benefits did you see from it?
I ask because I use a few yoga poses to help move mucus during airway clearance when it is reluctant to come out. But daily Yoga practice and my ADHD are not a good fit – I have tried for many years, and I don't finish my session feeling relaxed or energized.

But if it can help me breathe better for longer, I might be persuaded to try again.
Sue

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Hi Sue,
I have bronchiectasis, MAC, hypoxemia and ADHD. I love yoga, I don't have trouble focusing if it's the stretch kind of yoga. It feels wonderful to feel my muscles relax, I don't like the fast paced yoga plus I have week wrists so I have to improvise. I'm more interested in the MIND/BODY connection was I'm struggling with all the meds and treatments. My ADHD is in full swing, it almost hurts. I'm going to give a try, can't hurt. Thanks for the post.
Joanna

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Yoga is fantastic for lungs overall. I have been doing yoga for many years. Especially the more intermediate poses that put a lot of pressure on the lungs are great for clearing the airways, such as plow pose or any sort of twist (revolving triangle, prayer twist, etc.). @josey1 I think you are referring to yin yoga, which is the opposite to all yang yoga variations (or fast yoga as you called it). The Alo Yoga site (subscription based) has a fantastic variety of yin and relaxation yoga classes. Also, for all breathwork instruction, try Kundalini yoga style. I hope this helps!

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Thank you, I definitely will. Right now, I'm giving myself a hard time for not wanting to do anything.

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You are doing something — asking for help. That's a very brave thing to do. There are many yoga classes on line, including ones for beginners. Most are free and are done very well. Hope this helps.

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