I have severe allergies and have suffered from asthma since I was little. The past few years my allergies have gotten tons better but my asthma still kicks in. It is frustrating because it prevents me from getting the most out of my cardio exercise. I started doing yoga and noticed that the breathing I learned there really helped my asthma. I no longer had problems breathing in yoga. Now, when I exercise I focus on that deep breathing through my nose. I work really hard to make sure I am filling my lungs up with air and exhaling deeply to get the stale air out of my lungs, or so my yoga instructor says. I just wanted to share my story because I was sick of taking medicine for my asthma and I think I found a lifelong way to naturally help combat it by focusing on my breathing and certain techniques.