Prana energy is essential for life. The air that enters the body through the respiratory system enables crucial and life-sustaining activities. Unfortunately, respiratory problems have become very common because of environmental as well as lifestyle factors.
Respiratory disorders in Ayurveda have been described as problems arising out of an imbalance in Kapha and Vata. Avlambaka Kapha, a sub-type of Kapha dosha governs the lungs, respiratory system and heart. This controls the flow of Udana Vata and Prana Vayu. An imbalance in these fundamental doshas lead to respiratory problems such as Asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Bronchitis, Pneumonia, as well as seasonal allergies.