In times of uncertainty, all we really have control over is ourselves. The pandemic of corona virus or COVID-19 has shocked the globe, and while we cannot control the world at large, we can control our reaction to it, and use our regular yoga practice to support our bodies and boost the immune system. Today we’re looking at corona virus prevention techniques that you can do at home; the following yoga poses for immunity will help you stay strong and healthy during this stressful time.
GET UPSIDE DOWN: Downward Facing Dog, Sirsasana, Viparita Karani (Waterfall), or even a deep forward fold like Uttanasana all encourage the blood to flow in the opposite direction which will stimulate the lymphatic system and help drain your sinuses.
TWIST IT OUT: Supine Twist, Utthita Trikonasa, Ardha Matsyendrasana, or any other twist will help you detox and massage the internal organs, which play a vital role in our immune health.
HEART OPENING: Ustrasana (Camel), Bhujangasana (Cobra), Cat-Cow, Fish pose (Yin), increase circulation to the chest and lungs and spread healthy immune supporting cells like antibodies and white blood cells to the rest of the body.
STAND STRONG: Tadasana, Vrikshasana (Tree pose), Utkatasana (Chair) will improve your stamina, mental focus, balance and strength. And when the body is balanced, the body is healthy. Take a few deep breaths and focus on bringing good energy up from the ground through the soles of the feet.
And the additional benefits of practicing yoga during times like this? It helps you to reconnect, de-stress and centre yourself. With so much information, uncertainty, and worry circulating the news and amongst communities, taking the time to de-stress and get out of your head and into your body has never been so important. You need to find balance – be in touch with what’s going on, but don’t let it overwhelm you. Take time to chill, time to inform yourself, and time to connect with yourself in a positive way. And, since most of us are enjoying some time at home in our lockdowns, you really have no excuse not to roll out your mat and get practicing – the time is now!
So there you have it, we’re not trying to claim that a regular yoga practice will stop the spread of COVID-19, but we want to empower you to take matters into your own hands and realise what you do have control over – yourself, your attitude, and your practice! Wishing everyone much love and light during this uncertain time, if you can carve out even 10 minutes to get on your yoga mat and practise we’re sure it will have a positive effect on your mood, perspective, and immune. And of course, don’t forget to stay indoors, keep your distance, and wash your hands! Namaste.
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