Yoga to boost immune health: The sudden drop in temperature is often accompanied by flu and cold. This year the risk of falling sick is even higher with the rising case of omicron variants across the globe. To stay safe and healthy during winters, it is better to take measures beforehand. Eating right and clean is one thing that you can do to boost your immune health and the second is practicing yoga. Yoga not only helps to improve flexibility, but it can also strengthen your respiratory system and boost your immunity, reducing the risk of falling sick. Here are some yoga poses that you can do this season to boost your immune health.
1.Child’s Pose or Balasana
Step 1: Kneel on the ground with your toes together and knees apart from each other. Place your hands on your lap.
Step 2: Exhale and lower your torso forward to rest your belly on your thighs. At the same time stretch your hands overhead.
Step 3: Your belly should rest on your thighs, your head should touch the mat and your hands should be stretched.
Step 4: Pause for a few seconds, come back to the starting position.
2.Dhanurasana or Bow pose
Step 1: Lie on your stomach with your feet hip-width apart and arms by your side.
Step 2: Bend your knees upwards and take your heel towards your butt. Hold the ankles of both legs with your hands.
Step 3: Inhale and lift your chest and legs off the ground.
Step 4: Keep your face straight pull your legs as much as you can.
Step 4: Pause for 4-5 breaths and then come to the starting position.
3.Setu Bandhasana or Bridge pose
Step 1: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet placed firmly on the ground. Keep your legs hip-width apart.
Step 2: Place your hands at the sides of your body with the palms facing downwards.
Step 3: Press the feet into the floor, inhale and gently lift your hips rolling the spine off the floor.
Step 4: Try to engage your buttocks to lift your hips higher.
Step 5: Hold this position for 4-8 breaths, return to the normal position.
4.Bhujangasana or Cobra pose
Step 1: Lie on your stomach with your feet close to each other, hands by your side and forehead resting on the ground.
Step 2: Bring your hands underneath your shoulders (palms resting by the side of your chest), keeping your elbows close to the body.
Step 3: Inhale and gently lift the upper half of your body. Engage your core muscles.
Step 4: Exhale and pause in this pose before coming back to the normal pose.
5.Corpse Pose or Savasana
Step 1: Lie comfortably on your back with your hands and legs by your side.
Step 2: Close your eyes and inhale and exhale slowly through your nostrils.
Step 3: Stay in this pose for 10 minutes.