Stress-related asthma: how yogic breathing can help

World Asthma Day raises awareness of this common condition each year.

Did you know that stress and anxiety can be triggers for asthma?

In this guest article I highlight the link between stress and asthma and give simple instructions for how yogic breathing can help. This is a technique that is often recommended (also by physios and medical doctors) to mitigate the stress response and to take us into the relaxation response - beneficial or even essential whether we suffer from asthma or not.

If you are comfortable with gradually creating more opening in the chest, please see my article here on other options for the reclining position for breathing practice.

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