Q. How does practicing yoga help in relieving breathing problems?

Answered by
Dr. Rajesh Gulati
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 17, 2022

Hi doctor,

I have breathing problems, particularly during the winter. Currently, I am using an inhaler, but I would like to try yoga as I read that yoga relieves breathing difficulties. I would like to know if it is true? If so, can you please suggest the best yoga exercise for breathing problems?

Thank you.



Welcome to

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Yoga is good for improving breathing, and I would also recommend doing it. However, please consult a yoga specialist and practice the exercises under their guidance. Also, please do not stop using inhalers suddenly, as yoga may take some time to relieve breathing problems.

I hope this helps.

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