Covid-19: Simple Yoga Asanas to boost immunity and reduce anxiety

Bhubaneswar: People staying indoors due to coronavirus lockdown could benefit from yoga which helps boost immunity. With gyms and public health clubs across the country shut down in a bid to curtail the spread of Covid-19, a basic yoga exercise into your daily routine could be an excellent way to stay fit both physically and mentally during the lockdown.

Yoga being the best way to destress and unwind and is proven to be one of the most effective immunity boosters that we can adopt for a healthy lifestyle.

Most people believe that yoga is just postures which is not true. In fact large part of yoga is meditation and breathing techniques that relives stress.

Yoga is an art that strengthens the body and relaxes the mind at the same time.

Here are few simple yoga poses that can help you to stay fit and healthy against deadly Covid-19.

Pranayama:

It helps in promoting correct breathing. By breathing properly in a correct manner, the oxygen supply to the brain and blood vessels increases. It alleviates asthma symptoms, reduces stress, increases mental strength. It gives you strong will power and helps in living a long and healthy life.

Belly Breathing:

It helps in promoting relaxation, stress reduction increased efficiency in stretching. It increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells throughout the body. It relaxes muscle spasm and relieves tension. It reduces muscular tension that eventually may cause structural problems.

Nadi Sodhan Pranayama :

It is a breathing technique that helps clear the blocked energy channels, thus calming the mind. It infuses the body with oxygen, clears and releases toxins from the body, reduces stress and anxiety. It calms and rejuvenates the nervous system and it also helps us balance the hormones of the body.

Bhastrika Pranayama:

It is the process of rapid inhalation and exhalation which gives a boost to the body. It strengthens and tones the abdominal region. It calms down the mind and energizes the entire body and mind. It drains out excess phlegm from the lungs.

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