What is Sinusitis?


Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The reason can be an infection or another problem. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain. Normally a person suffering from sinusitis has difficulty in breathing and continues to have swelling.


How a person gets Sinusitis?


There are several reasons for sinusitis


·         Nasal mucus(in nose) membrane swelling as from a common cold

·         Blockage of drainage ducts

·         Structural differences inside nose that prevents proper airflow

·         Conditions such as immune deficiencies.

·         Chronic ailment during winter


How Yoga helps in curing Sinusitis


The pranayam (Breath exercise) of Yoga helps in opening the ducts which aids in free breath movements and cures the sinus ailment. The breathing exercises free the nose and the tract of the congestion and ill effects of contamination in the environment. Inhalation and exhalation in yoga practice creates sound vibrations which clears the nasal tract and aids in better breathing.


Best Pranayama and Asanas for curing sinusitis are


1. Bhastrika and Anulom Vilom Pranayam ( 40 - 80 times )

2.Kapalbhati and Bhramri Pranayam ( 500 times )

3.Ardh kapalbhati and ardh anulom vilom pranayam ( 100 times )

4.Pawanmukt Asana ( 10 times )

5.Bhujangasana and Surya Namaskar ( 10 times )




1.Do not pratice any Asan OR Pranayam in which you don’t feel comfortable.

2.Do not over do the exercises if you feel pain in your body.

3.Start exercises mildly and then increase the repetitions as per your capacity.

4.People suffering from Back pain,Slip disc OR chronic disease should only practise Yoga and other exercises under the expert supervision otherwise do not do it.