Yoga for Snoring

Yoga for Snoring
by Sonia Sharma | January 11, 2013

What exactly is snoring? Snoring is the result of vibrating tissues in the throat which causes disrupting sounds during sleep. Obstructed breathing during sleep may cause many problems for you and it could be keeping your partner up at night Many people believe that those who snore do not suffer as much as the person who has to endure it. That, however, is not true. Quality of sleep can be highly affected for the individual who snores as this puts the body under immense pressure in order to inhale an adequate supply of air and to expel stale air.
Many try to overcome this habit by resorting to several practices, however, are you aware that yoga exercises can actually help remedy snoring?

Yes, yes, it can. Many are already well acquainted with the fact that yoga is excellent for maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle. However, the fact that yoga may have a helpful role in alleviating snoring seems to serve as a real perplexity to many – how does yoga accomplish that? Well, yoga has always laid emphasis on breathing; Pranayama and as such, can be an effective way to cure snoring.

Yoga for snoring is an effective way to find escape from snoring as it helps clear the breathing passage. Yoga exercises conducted to get rid of snoring habits involve specific postures, as well as Asanas which help in the removal of blocked passages. The most popular yoga posture particularly done to rid of snoring is called Simha Garjanasana (Roaring Lion Pose).

How to Perform the Roaring Lion Pose (Simhasana or Bhairavasana)

In order to conduct the Roaring Lion Pose you are required to sit on the floor in Vajrasana with your knees apart, just so that they are parallel to your shoulders. Place your palms on the floor between the spaces on both your knees. Make sure that your fingers are pointing towards the body and the base of the palm in the opposite direction. While sitting in this position, lean forward and gently tilt your head back. Gaze at the center of the eyebrow and slowly inhale. Then open your mouth and stick out your tongue. While exhaling, see to it that you make an ‘aaach’ type sound with your mouth wide open in order to resemble a lion’s roar. Relax, close your mouth, and breathe in. Repeat this 10 to 12 times.

Other Yoga Poses which May Treat Snoring

All these yoga asanas benefit the eyes, nose and throat.
Trikonasana - Triangle Pose
Tadasana- Mountain Pose
Shalabhasana - Locust Pose
Simhasana  - Lion Pose

A Final Word

Before opting for surgical procedures to help snoring, we advise that you give natural remedies like yoga a try first. Yoga practices helps regulate breathing, helps cool nerves, helps reduce stress and aids in weight loss all benefiting factors that help remedy snoring.

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About the Author - Sonia Sharma

I am presently functioning as a Yoga instructor for Fitness republic where I can continue feeding my yoga passion everyday in a different format through my writing and make people able to develop their personality at all levels u2013 physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. And yes I am always open to feedback and suggestions.

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