Ahara or food, forms one of the four main tenets of yoga. Food has been equated to the highest. If our highest duty is towards ourselves, then are we aware when we over-indulge or under eat or eat the wrong type of food? It has...
YOGA AND SINUSITIS
Dr. P.B. Rajput.
There are about a dozen air sinuses in the human skull. Most of these
are so placed that they drain out in the nasal cavity by gravity only.
The large maxillary sinus has disadvantage; its ostium is small and is
placed in such a place that any defect in nasal cavity (e.g. defects in
mucosal lining, middle turbinate or nasal septum) will lead to closure.
Thus the maxillary sinus for its normal functioning requires two things
(1) good ventilation and (2) good blood supply to maintain cilliary
function. So it is that this maxillary sinus in return depends on
healthily maintaining nasal cavity.
Any defect in the nasal cavity, either due to deviated nasal septum,
hypertrophy of middle turbinate or mucosal collection will lead to
proper ventilation of the nasal cavity which in turn will lead to
maxillary ostium. Repeatedly poor drainage will leas to change of
ciliated epithelium pattern.
Mucosal lining of nasal and paranasal sinuses are under the supreme
control of the sphenopalatine ganglia, which in turn is a part of the
parasympathetic (autonomous) system. Infection, allergy, tension and
emotions are the important factors controlling Mucosa.