How To Increase Hemoglobin Levels Through Yoga

increase hemoglobin levels through yoga

Hemoglobin is essential for the body in transporting oxygen from your lungs to the other parts of the body. Hemoglobin, red blood cells, contains iron which also play an important role in whole body development, according to the experts. Experts says that the symptoms of deficiency of hemoglobin includes dizziness, fatigue, headache as well as tiredness. Sometimes, less amount of hemoglobin in the body also causes lack of concentration. To counter this, it is essential to keep hemoglobin levels high in the body. Ancient health practice, yoga can help you in this.

It is possible to increase hemoglobin levels through yoga. Experts says that performing yoga regularly helps in increasing the production of RBCs in the body. Yoga helps in increasing the production of hemoglobin through breathing exercises as well as with the help of some asanas. To explain it further we have made a list of important yoga techniques which you can use to boost hemoglobin production in the body.

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Yoga asanas To boost hemoglobin

1. Sarvangasana

Sarvangasana, an amazing yoga asana for hemoglobin production, is also known as shoulder stand.


• Lie down on your back on the floor. Keep your hands as well as elbows close to the body.
• By exhaling lift your hips up while trying to bend your knees.
• Lift off your legs in the air and make them straight up in the air. Ensure that you are inhaling during doing the step.
• Support your back with the helps of your hands by keeping elbows close to your body to bring more stability in the pose. Hold this position for a few minutes.
• You can do the step as per your choice and if the entire position is not possible do as much as you can. However, ensure that the position is completely stable.
• While exhaling bring the legs towards your chest
• Bring your hips down while inhaling.
• It is important to be gentle while bringing yourself back to the original position.


• It is recommended that pregnant as well as menstruating women should perform this yogasana.
• Before doing this asana it is necessary to have a word with your doctor if you are suffering with heart problems, slip disk, spondylosis acute thyroid problems as well as neck pain and high blood pressure.

2. Viparita karani

This helpful yogasana is also known as half shoulder stand.


• Lie down on your back on the mat.
• Keep your legs straight ahead with your feet pointing on top.
• Lift your hips in the air and keep your hands behind your hips providing them support.
• Make sure that your weight is more focused on your neck, elbows as well as your shoulder.
• Also keep your gaze on top.
• Bring your legs on top of your head and bring your spine slowly on the floor while coming back to the original position.
• Eventually, bring your legs on the floor gently and relax.


• Just like sarvangasana, this asana should not be tried in the period of menstruation.
• It is important to take help of the trained instructor before performing this asana if you are suffering with severe back as well as neck problems.

3. Uttanpadasana

Uttanpadasana is also known as raised foot pose and it also helps in boosting hemoglobin production in the body.


• Lie flat on the mat on your back.
• Lift your legs up in the air gently and bring them in the angle of 90 degrees with the floor. If you are getting difficulties in doing this, you can also bring your legs to 60 degree angle with the floor.
• Make your legs stable and avoid all the jerks as well as movements.
• Ensure that your toes are together and pointing upwards.
• Hold this position for a while by controlling your respiration.
• Bring your legs on the ground while breathing normally.
• You can also try this asana with only one leg at a time.


• It is important to consult with your doctor before performing this pose if you are suffering with high blood pressure as well as severe headaches.
• Pregnant and menstruating women should keep themselves away from this asana.

These asanas helps in providing better oxygen delivery of the blood throughout the body with triggering the production of red blood cells as well as hemoglobin. Apart from this, there are few breathing exercises which you should consider for hemoglobin production in the body.

Breathing exercises for hemoglobin production

1. Shitali Pranayama


• Sitting crossed legs on the floor keep both your palms on your knees.
• Take out your tongue and make a tube by folding both the sides of it.
• Try to inhale through that tube.
• After inhalation, hold the breath, close your mouth and exhale with your nostrils.
• You can also do it through clenching your teeth if you cannot roll the tongue.


• If you are suffering with low blood pressure, keep yourself away from this exercise.
• Asthma or heart patients, who may face discomfort while holding your breath should be careful about doing this exercise.

2. Nadi Shodhan Pranayama


• Sit on a mat with your shoulder relaxed but spine erected.
• Keep your left hand on your left knee and make sure that tips of your thumb as well as index finger gently touching each other and your palms are open.
• Place your right index finger between your eyebrows and ring finger as well as little finger on left nostril. Keep your thumb of right hand on the right nostril.
• Control breathing with exhaling from your left nostril while your right hand thumb gently pressing the right nostril.
• Now, breath in from the left nostril by removing little and the ring finger from it. Exhale from the right nostril by removing thumb from it.


• It is important to keep the flow gentle and natural don’t rush it off.
• Make sure that you are not applying too much pressure on your forehead with the fingers.
• Ensure that your exhalation is lasting more than your inhalation.

3. Kapalbhati Pranayama


• Keep your palms on your knees as they are crossed led and you are sitting comfortably on the floor with your spine erect.
• Inhale deeply.
• Make sure that you pull your stomach towards spine as you exhale.
• Repeat it as much as you can.
• You can also keep your right hand on your stomach for support.
• Finish one round of the exercise by taking around 10-15 such breaths.


• It is recommended that you should avoid doing this exercise if you are suffering with backache or you have stents as well as artificial pacemaker.
• People who are suffering with hernia, epilepsy as well as have had abdominal surgeries should avoid doing this exercise.
• Pregnant or menstruating women should avoid this exercise. It is also not recommended doing this exercise just after pregnancy.
• It is necessary to do this exercise under expert supervision for the people suffering with hypertension as well as various heart problems

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Prajakt K.