Everyone knows that smoking is harmful and addictive, but few people realize just how risky and addictive it is. It is an addiction which is not every easy to get rid off. However one can quit smoking if he’s really determined to do so and to help him in this endeavor one and only thing which can help is ‚Äì Yoga! Yes once again Yoga is the answer. Now the question is how can yoga help to quit smoking? Yoga helps in slowing down the heart rate, relaxing the muscles, calming down the nervous system and also keeps the blood pressure in control. Therefore yoga can definitely help in smoking cessation.
There are certain asanas and pranayamas which can be practiced to get rid of this bad habit:
1) Kundali Yoga Breathing Exercise ‚Äì This asana will help you to quit smoking and get rid off addictions. Sit straight and close your eyes. Take 3-4 long deep breaths to help you calm down. After this, practice alternate nostril breathing for 1 min to 30 min.
2) Kundali Yoga Stretch Exercise ‚Äì This asana is to develop will power to eliminate smoking addiction. As yoga provides the necessary confidence which is the base for developing will power .To develop willpower, yoga recommends building the Navel Chakra center. Will power is the key to break addictions. Hence developing Naval Chakra Center is the first concern.
3) Conscious Exercise to break smoking addiction ‚Äì Whenever you feel he urge to smoke remember how you felt when you withdrew from smoking, how you tap it , how you feel when you smoke , what you think everything. This awareness is enough to break the addiction and slowly it will fade away.
4) Meditation ‚Äì Yes daily meditation can break of the smoking addiction as it puts check on the thought pattern connected to smoking.
I hope the above tips help you in abstaining yourself from smoking. You will soon start seeing results. Your blood pressure and heart rate returns to normal level. Say NO to Cigarette and live a healthy life!