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Yoga For Sleep Apnea

Suffering from sleep apnea? Snoring? Improper sleep?

Looking for relief? Stop worrying.

We can help you get better sleep and alleviate sleep disorders including sleep apnea.

The upcoming yoga poses are vital few to make your breath easy, calms down your mind and improve sleep.

Let’s understand sleep apnea and alleviate it with the help of yoga therapy.

Do you want to be free from sleep apnea?

Yoga therapy as a supportive treatment can help to alleviate sleep apnea. Vital few yoga poses for Sleep Apnea are Ushtrasana (Camel pose), Ardhamatsyendrasana (Half spinal twist pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Savasana (corpse pose), ujjayi pranayama, Jala neti, Shimha garjana (Lion pose). There are many other poses and practices in yoga for Sleep Apnea. These poses and practices may vary depends on the individuals and the stages/symptoms/types of Sleep Apnea.
So, its better to consult a doctor / a well trained yoga therapist for sleep apnea treatment.

What are all the yoga poses for sleep apnea?

Ushtrasana

    • Step 1: Kneel down with the straight spine
    • Step 2: Keep your upper ankles to touch the floor
    • Step 3: Slowly raise your hands and keep the palm of your hands to touch the palm of the feet

    • Step 4: Inhale and exhale for 5 times

    • Step 5: Then slowly come back to knee down position then relax

Ardha matsyendrasana

  • Step 1: Sit two legs crossed

  • Step 2: Keep the right leg as it is and raise the left knee and place the left leg’s palm in front of the right knee

  • Step 3: Now take your right arm and hold the left leg’s ankles

  • Step 4: Keep the left hand’s palm behind the back and the face should face the left hand’s palm side.

  • Step 5: Hold on the position as long as comfortable

  • Step 6: Relax for sometime

  • Step 7: Repeat the same posture for the other side.

Bujangasana

  • Step 1: Lie on the floor with a downward face.

  • Step 2: Keep your tiptoes of your feet touching the floor

  • Step 3: Keep your hands below the shoulder

  • Step 4: Lift the shoulders by pressing the palm of hands against the floor and bend your back and keep the face upward

  • Step 5: Hold the pose as long as possible then relax

Savasana

  • Step 1: Lie on your back

  • Step 2: Keep your legs apart

  • Step 3: Place your arms on the floor and keep the palms facing upwards

  • Step 4: Concentrate on the breath

  • Step 5: Keep the position as long as comfortable.

Simha Garjana

  • Step 1: Sit in Vajrasana with a straight spine ( Kneel down and keep your butt on the palm of the feet)

  • Step 2: Keep your hand palms in front of your knees

  • Step 3: Take a deep breath

  • Step 4: Fully open your mouth and keep your tongue out.

  • Step 5: Roar like a lion and exhale

  • Step 6: Hold the pose for 30 seconds

  • Step 7: You can do 4 to 6 times of this pose

Ujjayi pranayama

  • Step 1: Sit in Vajrasana with a straight spine ( Kneel down and keep your butt on the palm of the feet)

  • Step 2: Keep your hand palms in front of your knees

  • Step 3: Take a deep breath

  • Step 4: Fully open your mouth and keep your tongue out.

  • Step 5: Roar like a lion and exhale

  • Step 6: Hold the pose for 30 seconds

  • Step 7: You can do 4 to 6 times of this pose

Jala Netti

    • Step 1: Add lukewarm water and half-a-tea-spoon of salt to the neti pot.
 
    • Step 2: Take neti pot in the right hand and insert the nozzle into your right nostril. (Mouth should be open for breathing)
 
    • Step 3: Tilt your head gently back, forth and sidewards.So that the water from the pot enters into the right nostril and exit through the left nostril.
 
  • Step 4: Repeat the same process in the left nostril.

Testimonials

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I have been attending the therapy and yoga classes at Patanjalee Institute of Yoga & Therapy at Adyar, Chennai for last three months. Actually, I was looking for the treatment for Sleep Disorder. My sleep was not proper due to snoring problem, I got check up and sleep tests under the guidance of an Allopathy Doctor. He suggested that I have to use CPAP machine while sleeping and the machine costs about 60-70 thousands Rupee. Besides this they prescribed nasal spray which may cause side effects also. Hence, Finally I decided to join some natural way of treating it, means by using yoga and therapy. I contacted this Patanjalee Institute in Adyar and took appointment for the treatment. After seven day of yoga therapy I found relief. Now, I am attending Yoga sessions in the morning daily Mon-Fri. I can say that the snoring has been reduced considerably by 60-70% and results are positive. I am sure that the sleep disorder problem can be treated very well at this centre, the therapist and yoga teacher is specialist in this field and prescribes case specific treatments. Thanks.
Amar Prakash

FAQ

  • What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is an extremely dangerous sleep disorder. It stops and starts breathing over and over again while sleeping.
  • What are all the causes of sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea has many different possible causes. In adults, the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea is excess weight and obesity, which is associated with the soft tissue of the mouth and throat. During sleep, when the throat and tongue muscles are more relaxed, this soft tissue can cause the airway to become blocked. Other causes are aging, narrowed airway, alcohol, smoking, genetics nasal congestion, etc
  • What are all the symptoms of sleep apnea?
Loud and frequent snoring, Waking up at night, feeling short of breath, choking or gasping for air during sleep, Morning headache, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, Sleepiness during routine activities, Memory loss, poor concentration, Moodiness, Depression or Irritability, Decreased sexual desire, Impotency, dry mouth.
  • What are all the effects of untreated sleep apnea?
High blood pressure heart disease including heart attack, Spinal or brain stem injury, neurological disease, Stroke, driving, and work-related accidents, pre-diabetes, sleepiness, psychological disorders.
  • How yoga helps sleep apnea?
Yoga can alleviate sleep apnea when practiced correctly and continuously. Yoga therapy for sleep apnea includes breathing improvement, toning the required muscles, weight reduction, quality of sleep by considering various aspects also. The therapeutic approach should be customized according to the individual.

Contact Dr. Ramakrishnan

Address

Patanjalee Inst of Yoga & Therapy
6/18, 2nd Canal Cross Street, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar,
Chennai - 600 020 (Lister Building, Near Cancer Hospital)

Phone

+91 944 555 1965
+91 984 126 2874

Email Address

ramayogatherapy@gmail.com

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Saturday: 9am to 5.30pm
Sunday: Holiday or with prior appointments

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