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Banish bad breath with yoga!

Yoga for bad breath

While most of us believe that bad breath is due to not brushing properly, this may not be entirely true. Bad breath can be the result of several things like not drinking enough water, indigestion, irregular food habits, and the type of food consumed. Recent studies state that people with a dry mouth are more prone to develop bad breath in comparison to people with wet, moist mouths. Smokers and alcohol drinkers too have foul smelling breath.

Bad breath is a common occurrence. Though it can be extremely embarrassing, there is nothing to be ashamed of. Proper oral care combined with simple yoga poses will help put your life back on track and your breath will smell of relief.

Oral hygiene is of utmost importance in treating bad breath, but the condition tends to recur. Hence, it is vital to try methods that will help you get rid of bad breath forever.

Here, we will provide you with some tips on how to get rid of bad breath through Yoga:

The Kapal Bhati Pranayam: Sit comfortably with your legs folded at the knees and your back straight. Keep your palms on your knees, facing upwards. Take a deep breath and as you breathe out to pull in your navel. As you relax your tummy, the air flows back into your lungs automatically. Repeat this several times.

Sheetali Pranayam: Stick your tongue out. Roll the sides inwards and breathe in through the tongue, hold your breath for a few seconds and breathe out through your nose. Repeat this activity 5 to 10 times.

Sheetkari Pranayam: Open your mouth and clench your teeth. Press the tongue firmly against the teeth and breathe in through the left nostril. Now, close your mouth and breathe out normally through your right nostril. Now, repeat the same process using the other nostril for inhaling and exhaling. Do this 5 to 10 times.

Yoga Mudra: Sit on the floor with legs folded and back straight. Without bending the back, lean forwards and touch the floor with your forehead. Relax in this position for a few moments and then return back to normal. Repeat this 5 to 10 times. 

Simhasana: Kneel down on the floor with your legs crossed in such a way that your left foot is below your right buttock and vice versa. Stick your tongue out and lean forwards. Keep your facial muscles tense and gaze fixedly ahead at your nose tip or the central place between your eyebrows.


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