6. It soothes asthma symptoms
Anyone with asthma knows cold air and their lungs just don’t mix. Breath-based yoga encourages asthmatics – and anyone else with breathing concerns – to really open up the lungs and get them working at full capacity.
Tips and poses: Many longer yoga classes will incorporate extra breathing exercises that can wake up the lungs. During any practice you can use deep ujjayi breathing: a breath through the nose where your tongue rests on the top of your palate and you sound like Darth Vader.