Allergic Rhinitis and Yoga
Effect of Yoga on Allergic Rhinitis
Yoga can help to bring general relief and healing to the body in innumerable ways, even helping to assuage the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. The breathing practice within yoga known as pranayam has been used as a treatment for asthma. It may play a role in alleviating the symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis. Certain physical postures that are part of Hatha Yoga may help treat many of the symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis.
Side Effects and Warnings
Hatha yoga is generally at least as safe as any other stretching-based exercise program. However there are a few hatha yoga positions, such as the headstand, that can cause injury when they are performed by a person who isn’t yet sufficiently advanced in yoga, or who has certain health problems, such as a detached retina. A properly qualified instructor can help you avoid injury, taking your own individual health status into account.