5 Yoga Poses for Sinus Treatment


Allergies, viral infections, damp or cold air and few other triggers are some of the reason for the sinus congestions, and it would get worst by leading to poor concentration, headaches, less sleep and frequent debilitating.

There are a lot of treatments available for getting rid of sinuses, but Yoga can be the best option for providing a peaceful mind and has a lot of benefits too. Yoga will help you in relieving from those severe sinus conditions and thus bring an efficient reprieve from symptoms, throbbing and annoying pain.

How does Yoga help?

Most of the person who suffers from sinus will be the victim of the digestive system, and other related problems, few of them have problems with the digestion and others will be sensitive to some particular foods, and few of them will not be able to avoid unhealthy eating habits.

This problem can be easily overcome with the help of Yoga; there are many types of yoga pranayama and asanas to get out of this sinus related issues. Today we are going to check for some yoga poses that can help you to get rid of sinus simultaneously.

Sinus Treatment in Yoga

Proceed below to check some of the yoga poses that can be done by anyone for eliminating sinus problem from yourself.


If you need to eliminate sinus naturally then, this Sutra Neti will be the efficient measure; this is the soft cotton thread which needed to be soaked in beeswax for nasal cleaning exercise. Performing this is not much difficult, here are the ways you need to follow for doing this Sutra Neti.

How to do?

The first step is to sit in Kagasana and then through one of the nostrils you need to insert the thread for the activeness; you need to get the thread to the back of the throat and then catch the sutra to bring them from the mouth.

Now you need to gently and slowly makes thread movements forward and backward for the optimal performance, you need to repeat this for ten rounds, and once you complete take the thread out, now you need to repeat this for the other nostril for the desired result.

Make sure you are performing this once in a week, the thread you choose need to be clean, and you need to do gently and make sure you are doing this before pranayama. If you are having nasal problems and nose bleeding, then you need to consult your expert or family doctor before practicing this yoga pose.


I assure that this play a major role in curing your sinus, for cleaning brain cells, efficient for diseases that are related to head region, enhances the function of nasal and eye areas, helps in cleaning the nasal passages and much more.


The word derives the frontal brain cleansing exercise which contains two words namely kapala and bhakti. Kapala indicates skull whereas Bhati indicates to shine. So in short, this is a yoga pose to shine your skull.

How to do?

You can make use of any meditation posture to start this treatment, inhale and exhale forcefully, make sure you are inhaling is passive, and exhaling is strong. You need to perform this for about 10 minutes if you have experienced person, if you are doing it for the first time you can start with two to three minutes.

Make sure you are moving your shoulders while performing this yoga pose, you face need to be calm, cool and relaxed.  A person who have high blood pressure, hyperacidity problems, dizziness, epilepsy, cardiac conditions, hernia, vertigo, and stroke.

Benefits of Kapalbhati

Performing this yoga pose as described will clear any respiratory blockages, plays a major role in weight loss, treats a cough, respiratory problems, cold, sinusitis, rhinitis, etc. with ease.

You will easily relieve from digestion, and other related problems improve your memory, increases the capacity of your lungs and much more.


The yoga pose indicates the nasal cleaning with water, an efficient yoga pose for eliminating insomnia, headache, cold, cough and drowsiness.

How to Do?

Make use of a Neti pot, dissolve one teaspoon of salt in half litre water and make salted lukewarm water, now sit in Kaga Sana and make you have 2 feet gap between the feet. Tilt your head, and you need to neti pot nozzle into your active nostril, now the water will flow through one nostril, and it needs to pass and flow down through the other nostril.

Make sure your mouth is opened, and you are keeping your body relaxed while performing this yoga pose and once you have completed one nostril repeat the same process through the other nostril.

Perform Bhastrika Pranayama if you feel you need to dry your nose, do use the right quantity of salt so that you can avoid the burning sensation, mouth breathing should be there throughout your yoga exercise.


Plays a major role in reducing hair fall, insomnia, chronic headache and drowsiness, cough, cold, improves your memory and also have more benefits while considering your eye problems.

Anulom Vilom Pranayama

Another name of the yoga pose is called as Nadisodhana Pranayama, this help in purifying the nadis that remove the congestion so that this ensure the flow of the exercise in the nadis.

How to do?

You can make use of any comfortable position, keep your neck and back straight. Now put your left thumb on the left nostril and now inhale gently through the right nostril. Similarly, close your right nostril and gently exhale through the left nostril.

The next step is to inhale slowly through the left and exhale through the right nostril. Once you finish this once cycle, you need to perform ten cycles similarly and make sure you are closing your eyes while performing this yoga pose.


Eliminate congestion from the energy channel nadis and plays a major role in reducing nasal congestion, improved blood flow to the brain, makes you stay calm and relaxed, enhance your immunity, etc.

Bhastrika Pranayama

This is derived from Bhastara which indicate bellows, here both inhalation and exhalation are done strongly with great force, best for relieving from nasal congestion, cold, cough, etc.

How to do?

You can make use of any meditation or in padmasana and inhale, exhale gently and slowly. Start slowly at first and then the inhalation and exhalation need to be done with the force similar to the blacksmith’s bellows.

At last, you need to inhale deeply and then perform kumbhaka, now slowly exhale for the optimal results. It’s time to breathe normally and then repeat the above process about ten times for the results.

People who are suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, and stomach ulcer should not perform this yoga pose, and you can do this either evening or morning. Once you complete performing pranayama make sure you practice sitali or sitkari pranayama for reducing the overheating of the body.


Plays a major role in eliminating the sinus, reduces throat pain and other related infections, cleanses your phlegm, nasal sinuses, improves gastric fire, prevents asthma and improves appetite.

Final Thoughts

Hope the above yoga poses will help you to get rid of the sinus and to live happily and peacefully.

Any ideas, suggestions, thoughts, and questions on the yoga poses are welcome.