YOGA IN DELHI: Unhealthy air for beneficial body health?

 In Article, Pulmonologist

We have been hearing all the benefits yoga has. It helps with our physical, mental and spiritual health. There are asanas to maintain the health of every part of our body. But it is most popular around the world for stress- relief and as a relaxation technique. It is all about the right breathing and mindfulness. Breathing is the key to yoga. It strengthens your lungs and increases the oxygen supply to all parts of your body.

But is that all what matters?

The air that we are breathing plays an equally important role. The environment in which you are practicing yoga matters a lot. The benefits of yoga cannot be reaped if you are breathing in polluted air.

Just few days back Delhi-NCR air quality index peaked to severe. Everyone was advised to stay indoors as much as possible. Any form of outdoor physical activity was a no! It was so because the fact that yoga strengthens lungs and clears nasal passage, improves cognitive function cannot be denied but at the same time yoga cannot fight the poor air quality and polluted air. It cannot better the air quality index. Breathing fresh and clean air is important for one to actually enjoy the health benefits of yoga.

So what can be done?

Since, bringing the air quality back to good or even average will take time and is something that has to be done on a massive ground.

As individuals, for the time being doing yoga indoors and having an air purifier installed will be better.

Asanas that are good for the lungs.

Some of the asanas that are good for your lungs are:

  • Dhanurasana (Bow pose)
  • Bhujangasana
  • Matsya Asana
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

They can also help with breathing issues and with the severely deteriorating air quality; health of the lungs cannot be taken mildly. The most suitable solution according to the current sitch is to perform yoga indoors with air purifier installed in the indoors.
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