As the current health crisis continues to spread, we have looked for ways to keep ourselves safe, feeling balanced and maintain our immunity. One of those options has been yoga, a preferred practice of countless individuals all over the world. Taking just a few minutes to practice yoga daily can Strengthen and support your body—both physically and mentally.
Yoga Poses To Boost Immunity
One style of yoga in particular, Hatha Yoga, is an excellent choice for improving our immunity. It is a combination of physical postures and breathing techniques designed to improve our physical, mental, and emotional health. The current crisis has made us realise that our health and wellbeing are more important than anything else. It is time for us to be gentle with ourselves, listen to our bodies, and practice yoga to maintain a strong immune system.
Here are some of our favourite poses that can help boost your immunity:
Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
Mountain Pose or Tadasana is an important posture to start any yoga practice. It helps to strengthen and balance your body. It tones and stretches the lower body, which helps to keep the energy centres around your hips, legs and lower back open.
Extended Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana)
The Extended Triangle pose or Utthita Trikonasana helps to improve digestion and metabolism. It can boost your immunity and increase your energy levels. It also helps to open up your chest and expand the lungs while strengthening your legs, arms and shoulders. Regular practice of this pose can help to improve circulation in the body and improve breathing.
Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
The Bow Pose or Dhanurasana is great for increasing respiratory activity, reducing tension and improving the cardiovascular system. It helps to improve flexibility and to stretch the lower spine, neck, chest, and abdominal muscles. It is also good for stimulating the thyroid and thymus glands, which helps to energise the body and boost the immune system.
Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
The Camel Pose or Ustrasana is great for improving digestion, reducing stress and improving immunity. It helps to open up the chest and strengthens the neck, shoulders, quads and hip flexors. It can also help to increase mental clarity and focus. Regular practice of this pose can help to invigorate the body and mind, giving you a renewed sense of vigour and energy.
Knees To Chest Pose (Apanasana)
The Knees To Chest Pose or Apanasana is great for relieving stress and calming the body and mind. It helps to open up the chest and stretch the spine and abdominal muscles. It is often used as a preparatory pose to help relax the body and mind before starting a yoga practice. Regular practice of this pose can help to soothe fatigue, improve circulation and help to strengthen the immune system.