Now, it’s time to try these four poses to get stronger lungs:
1. Hasta uttanasana aka raised arm yoga pose
Begin by standing straight in samasthiti. Raise your arms over your head, and stretch upward ensuring that your palms face each other. Keep your head in between your arms, and gently bend back. Keep your knees straight, and your eyes should remain open.
2. Dhanurasana aka bow pose
Begin by lying down on your stomach, bend your knees and hold your ankles with your palms. Have a strong grip. Lift your legs and arms as high as you can. Look up and hold the posture for a while.
3. Ustrasana aka camel pose
Kneel on the yoga mat, and place your hands on the hips. Simultaneously, arch your back and slide your palms over your feet, till your arms are straight. Do not strain or flex your neck, but keep it in a neutral position.
Stay in this posture for a couple of breaths. Breathe out and slowly come back to the initial pose. Withdraw your hands and bring them back to your hips, as you straighten up.
4. Ardha chandrasana aka half moon pose
Begin in padahastasana. Extend your left leg back, drop your knee and extend your toes out. Stretch your arms over your head, and look upwards. Ensure that your right knee is aligned with your ankle. Bend your upper body back, and form an arch (which resembles half a moon). Hold the pose for a while. Repeat the same with the other leg.