Delhi pollution is in the news. Other cities are not far behind. Air pollution is rampant not only in India but all over the world. School can remain closed for a week, office goers and daily wagers don’t have that luxury. They have to travel in heavy pollution at the cost of the health of their lungs i.e. life. By the time Govt do anything our lungs will bear the brunt.
Aren’t we paying a heavy cost for living in the cities?
Aren’t we paying a heavy cost of electing non-performing leaders?
The Govt is worried about NPAs with the banks, but the biggest problem we are facing is of NPLs i.e. Non Performing Leaders.
Be that as it may, let’s take control of our health in our hand.
Why lungs are important: Oxygen enters our lungs as part of the air that we breathe. It goes to the blood vessels deep in our lungs and then on to all parts of our body. As our body uses oxygen, it makes a waste product called carbon dioxide. We get rid of carbon dioxide when we breathe out. Our lungs are as important for us as Oxygen is for us.
As per the report by Physicians for Social responsibility, air pollution can trigger;
- New cases of Asthma
- Worsen existing Asthma conditions
- Lung Cancer
- Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease
- Emphysema, a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causes breathlessness.
- Risk future lung disease
There are certain Asana and Pranayama which can strengthen the health of our lungs.
First, if all Surya Namashkar is very good for the respiratory system. Other effective postures are:
- Supta Vajrasana
- Kapalbhati Kriya
- Anulom Vilom Pranayama
Are very effective in improving the health of the lungs and respiratory system.
Remember: 4 things to know about better Yoga benefits.
Do not practice if you have spine, neck or back problems. Practice these postures under proper guidance.
- Lung capacity is improved
- Breathlessness is reduced
- Breathing capacity is increased
- Thoracic cage becomes flexible
- Respiratory passage is cleaned
- Breathing becomes easy and regulated
Be ready to deal with the air pollution attack. The daily practice of the above practices can help you minimise the impact of heavy air pollution.
Remember: Stop active and passive smoking. Govt can’t do anything here.
“Spread solution not pollution!” Unknown