Yoga may have a positive and profound effect in reduced expression of psychological and physical symptoms and treatment of chronic respiratory diseases, some scientists postulated.
Chronic respiratory diseases are the medical conditions related to abnormal function of the airways and other parts of the lung.
Yoga, the ancient practical technique for harmonized external and internal body well being, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture..... has been well known for people in Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes' research and supported by health advocates.
In a study of patients attending lung transplant clinics in a tertiary institution invited to participate in a two-phase, 12-week IYP that included 2 h biweekly classes to assess the effects of an Iyengar yoga program (IYP) on symptoms of chronic respiratory diseases, researchers found that
*Yoga participants showed a significant improvement of HADS anxiety and CRQ fatigue scores
*The health utility index (HUI) ambulation, pain, emotion and overall score were also reduced during the course of yoga treatment
*Finally, Yoga participants demonstrated a strong improvement in breathing capacity and increased tidal volume with slowing expiration, mobility, energy, sleep.
Indeed, yoga mindfulness reduced stress implications in patients with chronic respiratory diseases through slow breathing and meditation inducing relaxation of the central nervous system and bring back the connection of the body and mind in reaction to the unpleasant events by letting them go or dealing the profound and positive, leading to
* reduced production of stress hormone in stimulation of nervous tension, in improving patients
physical symptoms such as sleeping(fatigue), thus increasing energy, physical activities, reducing pain caused by over expression nerve cells and over constriction of airways and inhibiting the psychological symptoms of emotion in expression of depression, anxiety and irritation.
* improved blood circulation to the lung organ in facilitation of bringing more oxygen to the body
* enhanced the relaxation of lung muscles, including the airway muscles and blood vessels in expansion of lung capacity in all aspects.
Most importantly, by bring back the presence and the natural state of human well beings consciousness, increased awareness of patients in doing something to improve their disability such as spending more times to some forms of exercise such as yoga.
These results may have a strong impact in improved quality of life of tested patients.
*Yoga intervention significant improve standardized mean by 2.69 in exercise capacity was 2.69 (95% confidence interval, 1.39-3.99) and HRQL by 1.24, respectively
8 The effects of yoga on symptoms of depression varied across studies, depending to types of chronic diseases.
Truly, by strengthening the lung function in increased lung capacity and lung muscles, blood vessels and airways relaxation, yoga may have a strong effect in treating dysfunctional breathing/hyperventilation syndrome.
Taken together, yoga may be considered as an integrated form of exercise in improved both psychological and physical symptoms of patient with chronic respiratory diseases.
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(1) An assessment of the effects of Iyengar yoga practice on the health-related quality of life of patients with chronic respiratory diseases: a pilot study by Santana MJ1, S-Parrilla J, Mirus J, Loadman M, Lien DC, Feeny D.(PubMed)
(2) Yoga in the Management of Chronic Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis by Desveaux L1, Lee A, Goldstein R, Brooks D.(PubMed)
(3) Breathing exercises for dysfunctional breathing/hyperventilation syndrome in children by Barker NJ1, Jones M, O'Connell NE, Everard ML.(PubMed)