Five simple yogasanas that help boosting your immunity

Five simple yogasanas that help boosting your immunity

From ancient times, our ancestors used to practice yoga asana. They found tremendous results from various asana. The Sanskrit word ‘Yoga’ means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite. Yoga leads to uniting our consciousness to universal consciousness. In simple terms, it connects the body with the mind to work to its full potential. And ‘Asana’ means ‘posture’ or ‘manner of sitting’.

Yoga asana not just boosts immunity; they are also helping to relieve mental stress. In this peak time of the pandemic, common cold, cough, flu, and omicron variant are infecting and spreading. However, the practice of asana helps you to live a better, healthy, and peaceful life. Here, five simple asanas keep ward off diseases and boost immunity. Important to note, we should practice those yogasanas every day to get a long-term positive result.

Five simple beneficial Yogasana poses are as follows:

Neck Stretches:

Neck stretch is simply beneficial. By practicing the stretch regularly, one can relieve the symptoms of a bad cold and reduce pain or stress. It is also relaxing and can practice at any time. This stretch with ‘Padmasana’ (cross leg sitting pose) relieves us from sinusitis symptoms.

Method of Practicing:

  • At first, sit comfortably either in ‘Padmasana’ on the floor or the chair. Keep your back erect.
  • Next, start tilting your head to the right. You can place your one hand behind for support while practicing the stretch.
  • After that, keep the shoulders relaxed and back to their original position. And in the same way, practice for the other side. Practice the asana on at least a 10-time hold for 3-5 breaths.

Shashankasana (The Hare Pose):

This yoga asana pose is the pose of the moon or hare pose. The word ‘Shashank’ in Sanskrit means moon. The moon symbolizes peace and calm, so the pose is. The practice of the asana feels soothing, calming, and cooling vibrations. The pose regulates the function of adrenal glands.

Method of Practicing:

  • To practice the pose, at first sit-in ‘Vajrasana’ aka thunderbolt pose. While sitting in this position, remember to bring big toes together and heel separately.
  • Then while inhaling, raise your arms above your head, and exhale slowly. Put your hands on the floor. Your hands and head both should be on the floor. Keep your body and heap aligned.
  • Hold the position for 10 seconds. And practice it three times in a row.

Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose):

The word ‘Bhujanga’ in Sanskrit means snake or cobra. And the yoga asana poses help open your lungs, strengthen your spine, and increase your energy. The pose also boosts your metabolism by improving digestion. By practicing the yoga asana pose, one can boost immunity.

Method of practicing:

  • First, lie on your stomach. Stretch your both hands overhead, and your feet should be close to each other.
  • Next, bring your hands under your arms and your elbows close to your body. Remember, your palms must be straight on the floor and close to your chest.
  • Inhale gently and lift upper half body. Pause the pose for 4-5 seconds, and then back to normal position.

Ustrasana (The Camel Pose):

The camel pose is known as ‘Ustrasana’ in Yoga. The asana is intermediate level-back bending which looks like a camel. The yoga asana pose improves strength and flexibility. It also helps to increase the strength of weak digestion. Regular practicing of this asana keeps away thyroid hormonal diseases.

Method of Practicing:

  • To practice the pose, sit in ‘Vajrasana’(thunderbolt pose). Then move to the kneeling position. Keep your hip and body upright while performing the posture.
  • Next, push your hips forward and bend your body. Touch or hold your ankles draw the hand backward. Remember to flatten your feet while practicing.
  • Hold the position for 10 seconds and slowly back to ‘Vajrasana’ again.

SetuBandhasana(The Bridge Pose):

The word ‘Setu’ means bridge, and ‘Bandha’ meaning is locking. This yoga asana pose Give strength to back muscles, spine, and neck. It also opens your lungs and boosts immunity by improving digestion. The yoga pose helps alleviate asthma, sinusitis, and high blood pressure.

Method of Practicing:

  • At first, lie down on your back. And then fold your knees, keeping your feet 10-12 inches apart. Take your arms beside your body while palm facing down.
  • After that, slowly uphold your hip and lower back while inhaling. Your upper back and head should be on the floor. Remember to keep your arms, head, and positions aligned.
  • Hold the position for 30 seconds. Exhale slowly back to the original pose.

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