Presently, it is advisable to take measures to increase the body’s immunity to protect against Covid 19. Through yoga, the body’s resistance can be increased.
Yogini Anantanitya suggests few yogic practices to increase immunity with the natural way of life.
Bhramari: Bhramari Pranayama can strengthen immunity up to manifold.
How to do:
For Bhramari Pranayama, first of all, sit in a quiet place in the house. Move your hands near the head and close both ears with both your thumbs. Then keep both index fingers on your forehead. Now close your eyes with the remaining three fingers. Now take a deep breath and exhale through the nose while chanting Om with the help of nasal. This pranayama is done for at least 5 to 7 minutes.
Kapalabhati: This pranayama is done by sitting in meditation posture with Padmasana. In this, breathing has to be done inside the body and exhaling back.
Advantage: The body’s immunity increases. Lung function increases, our diet not only contributes to improving the immunity of the body, exercise and yoga also prove to be very effective in this work. There are some pranayama and asanas in them, which prove to be very helpful in increasing immunity.
Practising them for 10 to 15 days only results in benefits. Let’s know about some similar yoga asanas-
Paschimottanasan Seated Forward Bend:
Sit Comfortably. Keeping both legs straight keep the waist straight. Taking both long and deep breaths raise both hands together. Inhale, bend forward and try to hold the claws with your hands. As easily as you can lean forward, bend and try to touch the forehead with the knee. In this case, stop easily for two to three minutes. Keep breathing normal and pay attention to body stretch and pressure. Now, finish the posture in the opposite order as you started the asana.
Dhanurasan Bow pose
Lie on the abdomen, hold the ankle of the right foot from the back with the right hand and hold the ankle of the left foot with the left hand. Taking deep and long breaths, raise the chest and shoulders from the front and both legs and thighs from the back. Then move the feet towards the sky and leave the breath normal. Practice this asana starting from one minute to 3 to 5 minutes. In the posture, concentrate on the navel centre and feel the heartbeat-like navel.
Lie on your back. After that, with the help of your two hands, raise both your legs and your waist upwards. In this situation, all the weight of the body will come on both the shoulders and the head. In this position, keep the head and neck in a straight line, do not attempt to turn right or left. Practice this asana for 3 to 5 minutes.
Halasana Plough pose
While in the same state of service, try to keep both feet behind the head on the ground. The most pressure in the body will come on the neck and shoulders and the stretch will be experienced in the reed bone. For a while, there will be pressure on the thyroid gland. Keep breathing normally. In this situation, try to restrain yourself for about 3 to 5 minutes. Then slowly return to the former position. To get back to the previous position, take support by keeping both hands on the ground and slowly bring the waist, buttocks and both legs to the ground with ease. Fold the neck from right to left 5 to 10 times, so that there is no stretch or pressure in the neck.