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Build immunity against dengue with yoga and these home remedies

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Build immunity against dengue with yoga and these home remedies

New Delhi: To fight any disease we need a strong immunity which can only be achieved by strengthening our immune system through holistic practices like yoga. As dengue is a life threatening infection that can cause high fever, internal bleeding, and even death, it’s important to always be prepared to fight this off when time is on your side. Here’re few yoga asans and some home remedies that can help you fight dengue:

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Why Yoga

A strong immune system helps you prevent dengue which can be developed through holistic practices like yoga. But if you have dengue, yoga can help in quick recovery from dengue fever. Strong immunity will also treat the initial symptoms of dengue.

How diet helps in fighting dengue

Do not eat anything that is oily or spicy. Consume freshly cooked meals that have ingredients like black pepper and elaichi in them. Other immunity-boosting foods that you can add to your diet include citrus foods, garlic, almonds, turmeric and many more.

Practice the following asanas slowly. Do not hold for a long duration. You can also add pranayama exercises like Anulom Vilom and Brhamari pranayama to your routine.

Vajrasana – Thunderbolt pose

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-Bring your knees down on your mat.

-Rest your pelvis on your heels.

-Keep your heels slightly apart from each other.

-Place your palms on your thighs.

-Straighten your back and look forward.

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Vrikshasana – Tree Pose

-Stand tall, and place one foot on the opposite inner thigh, either above or below the knee. Open the leg to the side, bring your hands to prayer, and stay for five to eight breaths.

-Builds leg and abdominal strength.

-Works on hip mobility.

Paschimottanasana – Seated forward bend

-Begin in Dandasana where your legs are stretched out forward.

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-Keep your knees slightly bent if needed.

-Lift your arms up and keep your spine upright.

-Exhale and bend forward.

-Try to grip your toes with your fingers.

-Hold the posture for 10 seconds.

Savithri asana

-Drop your knees to the ground gently and keep your upper body straight.

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-Start with Sukshma Vyayam or subtle exercises to warm up the body.

-Stretch your arms up to the sky with palms hovering shoulder distance from and facing each other.

-Look forward and hold.

Dhanurasana

-Begin on your stomach.

-Fold your knees to grab onto your ankles with your palms.

-Inhale and lift your legs and arms up as much as you can.

-Balance on your stomach.

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-Look up and hold the posture.

Brahmari Pranayama

-Sit in any comfortable pose (such as Sukhasan, Ardhapadmasan or Padmasana).

-Straighten your back and close your eyes.

-Place your palms on your knees facing up (in Prapthi Mudra).

-Place your thumbs on the ‘Tragus’, the external flap outside on your ear.

-Place your index finger on your forehead; your middle finger on the Medial  Canthus and ring finger on the corner of your nostril.

-Inhale and fill your lungs with air.

-As you exhale, slowly make a buzzing sound like that of a bee, i.e., “mmmmmmm….”

-Keep your mouth closed the entire time and feel the vibration of the sound  disseminate throughout your body.

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This particular practice of Siddhohum Kriya can be done as a remedy to fluctuation of moods.  It helps you to balance your energies and stay in a pleasant temperament.  One of the most important and wonderful benefits of this practice is that it helps you maintain this mood and upgrade from there.  It helps you align your body mind and spirit. 

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