Yoga reduces asthma attacks, say researchers

Yoga can almost halve the symptoms of asthma after just ten weeks, say researchers at the American College of Sports Medicine.

They put a group of asthmatics through two yoga classes a week and asked them to practise for an extra 30 minutes at home once a week.

At the end of the trial, the subjects - all yoga novices - reported that the severity and frequency of their symptoms had reduced, while their quality of life had improved by more than 40 per cent. It's thought that the deep breathing involved in holding yoga postures causes similar respiratory stress as in an asthma attack - as the subjects became used to this, they were better able to deal with their asthma.

Source - Daily Mail

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