International Yoga Day is here! Do you want 21 June to be another day on your calendar? Will you make this the day you take action to protect yourself from the pandemic?
Your immune system is vital to protect you against COVID-19 and other diseases. Yoga is a great way to increase your immunity. Yoga helps prevent autonomic disorders that can impair your cellular immunity. It improves immunity by reducing stress and inflammation.
It’s never too late to start yoga. Take the first step today to have a calm mind and a healthy body! Do you want to know which yoga poses will improve your immune system? Here’s a list of recommended yoga postures that help your immune system.
Asanas to improve your immunity
If you’re new to yoga, it may seem not easy at first. Your body will adapt quickly after a few days of consistent practice.
1. Salamba Bhujangasana
This is a great yoga pose that can help you reduce stress. Place your hands on your stomach and stretch your arms out. Slowly lift your neck while relaxing your glutes. For as long as it is comfortable, hold the pose and inhale slowly.
This pose will increase your life energy and prepare you for the day ahead.
Trikonasana begins with tadasana. Inhale, and then widen the space between your legs so that they are about 3 1/2 to 4 feet apart. Now raise your arms up to your sides so that your elbows are parallel to your ground. Your upper body should now be bent to the left. Now, bend at the waist. Your left hand should be holding your left ankle. Your right arm should point towards the ceiling, perpendicular to the ground.
This position increases lung capacity and protects against respiratory diseases like the current pandemic.
3. Parivrtta Utkatasana
Inhale and raise your arms while standing in mountain pose (or tadasana). Inhale, and bend your knees. Your hips should be pushed back. Now, bend your upper body forward. Now, twist your body. Now, turn your body so that one arm faces the ceiling. The other arm supports you by supporting you with the palm flat against the ground.
This position not only increases flexibility but also strengthens immunity. This posture increases your body’s ability to produce digestive enzymes and detoxifies it.
Although it may not seem difficult, mastering this skill can be difficult. Simply stand straight and raise your arms so that they are parallel to your ears. Now bend as far back as you can.
This position is great for your neck, backbone, shoulders, and heart. This position increases blood flow to all areas of the body. This results in a higher oxygen supply to cells, which increases immunity to diseases and oxidative stresses.
It is a delicate balance act. This balances your body and keeps it grounded. It also increases blood circulation and helps release tension and knots. It increases your immunity and ensures that your life force flows unabated.
Begin with tadasana. Place your left foot on top your right, and cross your left leg over the right. Point your left foot forward and wrap it around your right shin. Spread your arms out in front of yourself and parallel to the ground. Cross your arms, right arm over left. Bend the elbows. Next, raise your forearms so that they are parallel to the ground. Make sure that your palms touch each other.
Turn your right hand to your right and your left hand to your left. Now the palms will face each other. Your right thumb should pass in front of your left little fingers. Reach your fingers toward the ceiling. For 30 seconds, keep this position. Then unwind and go back to the starting position with your arms and legs inverted.
Meditation to reduce stress
Anxiety can lower your body’s defenses. Yoga and meditation can be combined to beat stress and strengthen your immunity.
How to meditate
- Place your feet in a lotus position.
- Close your eyes
- Slowly inhale and exhale while you focus on your breathing
- You can try to get rid of all thoughts in your head
Yoga is a cost-effective way to improve your health and wellbeing. Make yoga a regular part of your daily life to improve your health and wellbeing.