Take a Deep Breath
Though we can use herbs to improve yogic breathing in both yoga asana and pranayama practices, for moderate to severe breathing problems like asthma, seek professional help from a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or other medical professional. Also, if you're currently using steroidal or other inhalants, do not suddenly stop. They should be gradually phased out with professional guidance.
James Bailey, L.Ac., M.P.H., Herbalist AHG, practices Ayurveda, Oriental Medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and vinyasa yoga in Santa Monica, California.
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