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How Yoga Can Help You Fight Against Infectious Viruses Like Coronavirus? 10 Yoga Poses to Boost Immune System

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PS is practicing yoga since the age of 11. Her yoga retreats in India have helped her gain deep insights into self-awareness.

Infectious viruses like coronavirus, flu, smallpox and so on have caused severe damages to the human body as they directly attack your liver, blood, and respiratory system. This has caused permanent damages to the human body and in many cases, even death.

As the virus ages, scientists and medical experts have managed to produce vaccines for these dangerous viruses. Still, due to certain eating habits and climatic conditions, new viruses are emerging and creating havoc worldwide.

Since, at the beginning stage, it is relatively tough to figure out the drugs suitable to cure the infection, it is extremely important that you do the best you can to maintain our good health.

In such cases, many people rely on vitamins and supplements to boost their overall health. Though it’s a good option each of these intakes certainly comes with certain side effects that you can’t imagine.

On the other hand, physical exercises such as yoga, dance, meditation, martial arts, etc. are all about pushing your inner limits. Without any intake, you try to maintain your supreme health using your inner strength, which is infinite.

The proof of this strength lies in the fact that these exercises especially yoga and meditation are million years old and are still practiced due to which many people still live for over 100 years.

Yoga has immense power to make you strong enough to fight against yourself and finally, find peace within yourself.

— Prachi Sharma

Yoga postures help you feel light and maintain continuous blood flow within your body.

The breathing exercises throw the toxic out of your body through nostrils and defecation.

Ancient Indian yogis have figured out thousands and millions of different yoga styles that can help you maintain supreme health and lifestyle.

Out of these, here are the ten most common and helpful yogas to stimulate your inner strength and boost the immune system:

Sukhasana and Pranayama (Sitting and Breathing)

Sukhasana and Pranayama (Sitting and Breathing)

1. Sukhasana and Pranayama (Sitting and Breathing)

Benefits

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Improves body postures
  • Improves mental stability
  • Relaxes tensed muscles

Related: How to practice different Pranayama? Full Guide with Video by Baba Ramdev

Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes)

Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes)

2. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes)

Benefits

  • Improves spinal health
  • Eliminates back problems
  • Relieves headache
  • Helps in sugar control
  • Lessens the pain of sciatica and slipped disc
  • Improves digestion

Related: Matsyendrasana - Yoga Pose to Help You Open Your Heart Chakra

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

3. Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

Benefits

  • Prevents from every possible disease
  • Boosts immunity
  • Stretches muscles
  • Improves flexibility

Related: Matsyasana, One of the Major Asanas of the Gheranda Samhita

Uttanasana (Forward Fold)

Uttanasana (Forward Fold)

4. Uttanasana (Forward Fold)

Benefits

  • Relaxes tensed muscles
  • Relives stress
  • Improves lungs health
  • Improves the health of liver and kidneys
  • Cures insomnia
  • Improves digestion

Related: Uttanasana and its Varied Asanas to Activate Your Chakras

Viparita Karani (Legs up the Wall)

Viparita Karani (Legs up the Wall)

5. Viparita Karani (Legs up the Wall)

Benefits

  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Stretches lower back
  • Improves sleep and digestion
  • Maintains body balance

Related: How to Practice Viparita Karani and its Advanced Variations?

Shishuasana (Child Pose)

Shishuasana (Child Pose)

6. Shishuasana (Child Pose)

Benefits

  • Relaxes nervous system
  • Relieves constipation
  • Relives from back problems
  • Improves respiratory system
Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

7. Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Benefits

  • Builds body resistance against pathogens
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Builds a healthy heart
  • Improves immunity
Halasana (Plow Pose)

Halasana (Plow Pose)

8. Halasana (Plow Pose)

Benefits

  • Releases white cells (white cells are responsible for fighting against bacteria, virus and other germs)
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Stimulates thyroid gland
  • Boost women’s health during menopause
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

9. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Benefits

  • Improves flexibility
  • Expands chest
  • Reduces fatigue and stress
  • Prevents respiratory disorders
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Tones the abdomen
Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

10. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Benefits

  • Strengthens body muscles
  • Stimulates respiratory system
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Relieves menstrual pain
  • Prevents kidney disorders

The number of body movements and breathing in and out exercise, most of these yoga exercises require can stimulate your entire body’s blood circulation. Better the blood circulation, better the flow oxygen. And consequently, better oxygen flow will stimulate each nerve of your body. This strengthens your every cell and provides strong immunity to fight against external forces.

In recent years and more to come, infectious diseases have taken the world by storm. You never know what disaster is waiting to come next. It’s important to stay aware and healthy of your inner strength. Stay motivated, eat healthily and keep doing yoga. Reviewing the past pandemics, even some experienced doctors failed to counteract the symptoms of such viruses. So, remember you are responsible for your own health and no one else.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.