Confirming a diagnosis can be a hard pill to swallow. It feels like the world is ending. An ailment you have to manage forever might seem like an impossible task. But it doesn’t have to be. Practicing yoga for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can help you find peace while managing your condition.
A 2020 report by Healthy People states that approximately 14.8 million American adults have been diagnosed with COPD. The report further mentioned that about 12 million people have not yet been diagnosed.
Currently there are no cures for COPD, but studies have shown that regular yoga practice can slow its progression and open blocked airways. It’s best to use yoga as a supplementary therapy for results.
In the following pages, we'll uncover the symptoms and causes of COPD, as well as yoga poses you can try at home. As with all new exercise regimes, be sure to clear yoga with your doctor before beginning.