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Yoga for immunity boost in COVID-19

Yoga is a time tested immunity booster if you want to boost immunity and make your immune system stronger to fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) then you should definitely practise these yoga asanas

Key Highlights
  • Practising yoga for immunity boost is a magnificent method and loosens up the mind.
  • There are some yoga acts that help boost organs and speed  up their function
  • Try to add these yoga asanas to your daily schedule to stay fit both physically and mentally.

Today our environment is composed of several harmful organisms especially coronavirus. People are panicking and stressing about COVID-19 situation as it is spreading on a large scale. Coronavirus is terrifying people a lot and there are only a few things which we can do to prepare and save ourselves from coronavirus yoga for immunity boost is one such thing.

Yoga helps in relaxing physically and mentally altogether. Yoga keeps body stress free, it strengthens our lungs, it stimulates the lymphatic system and promotes blood and oxygen flow in our body and because of all these reasons, our immune system becomes a lot powerful.

 Stress, anxiety and fear are much more factors that make our immune system weak and yoga can help to overcome these factors too.

Yoga asanas for the immune system

Bridge pose (Setubandhasana)

Setubandhasana bridge pose

STEPS

  1. Lie down on the mat facing towards the sky.
  2. Bend both of your knees
  3. Keep your hands on the sides of your abdomen over the mat.
  4. Tilt pelvic slightly.
  5. Lift your back (pelvic, lower and middle abdomen and chest) area above from the floor.
  6. Lift as much as you can. Your chest will almost touch your chin at this point.
  7. Stay in this pose and inhale and exhale deeply. 
  8. Stay for at least five breaths and then come back to the floor.

Benefits

  • It helps in stimulating and opening the thymus gland. The thymus gland is responsible for the growth of the T-cells which are white blood cells further these cells help your immune system to fight any infection.

Shoulder stand pose (Sarvangasana)

STEPS

  1. Lie down on your mat facing the sky.
  2. Inhale deeply and raise your legs at a 90° angle.
  3. Loosen your knees slightly, push pelvic (hips) above the ground.
  4. Hold your lower back with your hands, they will support your body.
  5. Push your hips up and support your lower back.
  6. If at this point you need to make adjustments or modification then bring your knees on hold over your head and then go straight up.
  7. Stay in Sarvangasana for at least 8 breaths.

Benefits

  • It is an inversion asana which is very good for blood flow and for your lymphatic system
  •  They get stronger and the amount of WBC’s increase and flow in our entire body which helps in protection against infection.

Plough pose (Halasana)

STEPS

  1. Lie down on your mat facing the sky.
  2. Inhale deeply and raise your legs at a 90° angle.
  3. Loosen your knees slightly, push pelvic (hips) above the ground.
  4. Hold your lower back with your hands, they will support your body.
  5. Push your hips up and support your lower back.
  6. From Sarvangasana, we will transform into Halasana.
  7. Slowly move your legs towards your head and touch the ground with your feet.
  8. Make sure that your legs are straight and not bent.
  9. After you have touched the ground with your feet release your hands from your back.
  10. Keep your hands on the mat beneath the hips.
  11. Stay in Halasana for at least eight breaths ( inhale and exhale deeply).
  12. To release this posture, support your back with your hands.
  13. Slowly take your legs back in Sarvangasana, bend knees slowly and bring your legs on the mat.
  14. Make sure that you don’t jerk while releasing this posture. Just relax for a while.

Benefits

  • It promotes white blood cells in your body and for an immunity boost

Fish pose (Matsyasana)

STEPS

  1. Lie down on the mat facing the sky.
  2. Keep your palms on the sides facing the mat.
  3. Stretch and point your toes out.
  4. Inhale and lift your chest up from the ground.
  5. Open your chest as much as you can.
  6. Press your elbows firmly on the ground.
  7. Slowly tilt your head back and touch the ground with your head.
  8. Stay in this posture for 8 minutes.
  9. Lift your head up and slowly release your chest and return back to the ground.

Benefits

  • It stimulates your thymus glands and boosts immunity.
  • It helps in the flow of T-cells and white blood cells.

Half lord of the fishes (Matsendrasana)

STEPS

  1. Sit down on the mat.
  2. Bend your left leg, fold it and keep near the right hip line.
  3. Fold your right leg and keep it near the left knee.
  4. Keep your right hand at the back, to support your back.
  5. Inhale, take your left arm up.
  6. Exhale, put your left elbow on the side of the right knee and slightly press it.
  7. At this point, you would feel a slight twist in your stomach.
  8. Now twist your upper body towards the right-hand side.
  9. Look over your right shoulder.
  10. Hold your right knee or foot with your left hand at this point.
  11. Inhale deeply and with every inhalation sit a little more upright.
  12. With every exhalation twist a little bit more towards the back.
  13. Now to release this pose turn your head first and then release the twist.
  14. Now repeat the same with a different set of hands and legs.

Benefits

  • This posture cleans your internal organs.
  • It improves digestion and eliminates waste from your body.
  • It also boosts immunity.
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As it is said “prevention is better than cure” so in times of coronavirus keep your immunity game up and save yourself from this deadly disease. Practise yoga for immunity boost and maintain a healthy diet and you can easily see benefits in some weeks.

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