4 Yogasanas which you must practice to boost your immunity
Ever since the world has been immensely hit by the unprecedented Covid-19 virus, experts and scientists have been tirelessly working out to decipher the exact reasons behind the rapid spread of the disease across the length and breadth of the world and thereby taking the shape of the pandemic in no time. Shaken by the very quirky nature of the virus, researchers unleashed that the poor immunity system in humans open the doors automatically to welcome the deadly Covid-19. What made matters serious and raised the heartbeats of millions of people across the globe was the unimaginable number of deaths caused by the novel virus. Hence, the focus shifted on how to keep oneself away from the clutches of the outrageous disease.
If you are someone who wants to know how to boost your immunity system then this article quenches your thirst. Pondering upon the different Yogasanas which one must do to build a robust immunity system, it will help you to gauge the right methods under your sleeves that you must make it a part of your fitness regime. Without further ado, let’s take a virtual walk to know which exercises must be your priority to keep yourself alive amidst the huge waves of fear and uncertainty.
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Acting as one of the most important weapons to boost your immunity, it can render positive responses to your body in no time. A very simple posture that requires you to breathe accurately. It allows for optimal breathing and movement of “prana” throughout the body helping to revitalize efficiently. Sedating your mind is one of the key factors to fight against any disease.
Try this out!
Find a comfortable seat with your legs either crossed or kneeling.
Stack your shoulders over your hips, head over your shoulders, and slightly tuck the chin so the crown of the head reaches tall
Inhale length up the entire spine, exhale and feel rooted in your seat
Stay for as long as it feels good but at least 10 deep breaths
Decompressing and nourishing the spine, this yogasana helps in bolstering the number of antibodies in the body.
The theory behind twists helping our immunity is that improper digestion causes toxins to build-up. These nasty toxins send the body out of control and have the capacity to create infection or inflammation. Therefore, yoga poses that gently compress, twist, or stimulate the stomach that can help with digestive issues.
Sitting with your legs straight out in front of you, plant your right foot on the outside of your left leg so the sole of your right foot is on the mat
Keep the extended left foot flexed. Option to cross the left foot under the right leg and near the right hip)
On an inhale, plant your right palm directly behind your low back and bring your left elbow to the outside of your right knee
Inhale to lift and lengthen your spine, exhale to twist and shift the gaze over the right shoulder
Stay for 5 breaths on each side
Exhibits a very unique posture, this asana is dedicated to proliferating the count of anti-bodies. It also energizes and freshens you up. This asana targets the lungs and helps open up and relieve congestion.
Let’s try it out:
If you have one, grab your yoga carpets and roll it down. (if you don’t have these, a rolled-up blanket works great!)
If you have two yoga blocks, place one on the mat beneath your heart and one beneath the back of your head in a way it makes you feel comfortable.
If you’re using a blanket, roll it up and position it so the blanket ends at the middle of your back and the top of the blanket roll supports your head
Relax your chest and shoulders and let your arms open wide, palms facing up
Legs can either be out straight or bent with feet as wide as your and the knees touching smoothly in the center
Stay in this pose for 1-5 minutes
Repeat it for 10 times.
Advancing a pool of benefits to mind and body, Uttanasana is the perfect gentle inversion to boost your immunity. Sinuses and our mucus membranes are our body’s first line of defense against infection, so this posture keeps them healthy which in turn boosts our immune system function.
Try this out:
From standing, bring your feet hip-distance apart
Slowly hinge at the hips and keep a bend in your knees as you come into a gentle forward fold
Option to hang ragdoll or allow your hands to rest on the floor, yoga blocks or your ankles, calves or thighs
Stay here for 5-10 breaths or as long as feels good
Initially when you come out of this pose, roll yourself slowly to standing to prevent any casual dizziness.
It is the ultimate way to boost your immunity in a very easy and exotic way. Reflecting the ease Vipriti Karani is one of the most relaxing yoga poses for your whole body.
Let’s try this out:
Sit about 3 inches away from a spacious wall
Lie onto your back and swing your legs up onto the wall, so the back of your thighs rest against the wall (you can scooch a little closer if needed)
Allow your entire spine to rest heavy on the carpet or mat beneath you.
Relax your arms by your sides or on your stomach
Pro Tip: It might feel good to add some weight on top of your feet to feel even more grounded (a book, sandbag, or pillow works great)
Stay here for 1-10 minutes
It would be very pleasing if you could add more yoga practices in the comment section below for other people to know and learn from.