Sinusitis and Yoga
Effect of Yoga on Sinusitis
Yoga can be a part of a healthy treatment plan for sinusitis. When the body is functioning efficiently, there is less inflammation. Since inflammation causes sinusitis, yoga can help to mitigate some of these symptoms. Yoga usually involves a series of light, to moderate, to difficult poses ("asanas"), breathing exercising (specifically helpful for the treatment of sinusitis) and meditative components as well, all of which can help.
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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.