Snoring during sleep is primarily caused by partial and temporary blockage in the throat. The cause for the partial and temporary blockage in the throat that can cause snoring problems during the night can be caused by a number of different factors, such as overweight or obesity, stressful events, inflammation in the tonsils (tonsillitis), unhealthy eating habits, some medicines, and alcohol and tobacco consumption. There are still a lot of people who think that snoring can’t cause any bad effects to the body. What those people do not know is that snoring problems can really affect a person’s normal sleeping pattern, especially to people who sleep in the same room as the snorer. If not treated and managed properly, snoring can lead to development of various health problems, such as hypertension, sleep apnea, cardiovascular diseases, etc.
Yoga for Snoring
The Roaring Lion Pose
Yoga is believed to be one of the most effective snoring problems. As other people say, yoga can help in addressing the causative factor/s of the snoring problem. Yoga can help in improving breathing techniques and it can also bring about relaxation. There are numerous different yoga techniques that can be used as a snoring remedy, and here are some of the common and effective yoga techniques for snoring.
Roaring Lion Pose Yoga Technique for Snoring
The roaring lion pose also known as the Simha Garjana Asana helps in bringing about relaxation to the body and mind, as well as clearing the nasal passages and stimulating the throat muscles. To perform the roaring lion pose or the Simha Garjana Asana, follow these easy steps:
Kneel down to the floor and after, sit back on your feet.
Once you are already sitting back on your feet, place your palms with fingers spread wide just above your knees.
Breathe in through your nose then gently open your mouth.
Stick out your tongue and slowly breathe out through your nose.
While breathing out, make the sound “ha”. And always focus your eyes to the tip of your nose.
Bee Breathing Yoga Technique
This yoga technique, the bee breathing technique or the brahmari is part of another aspect of yoga, referred to as the “pranayama”. To perform the bee breathing technique, follow these steps:
Find a comfortable chair where you can comfortably sit on.
Once you are already seated in a comfortable position, breathe in through your nose.
Breathe out through your mouth.
As you breathe out, make a bee-like sound for as long as you can.