International Yoga Day 2020: Five asanas that you should practice to boost your immunity amid coronavirus pandemic
New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The world is all set to mark the sixth International Yoga Day on June 21. International Yoga Day is celebrated since 2015 after it was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2014. The idea behind the date was explained by PM and he said that the day is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, having special significance in many parts of the world. The objective of the celebration of Yoga Day is to raise awareness of the many benefits of practising yoga.
The theme of this year's International Yoga Day is "Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family". It is set keeping in mind the worldwide deadly coronavirus pandemic.
In a world like today where even kids are stressed, only physical activities can help us to stay stable and work properly. When it comes to physical activities there’s nothing better than practising yoga. It’s a small word with heavy benefits and every individual must practice yoga.
The key to staying healthy lies in our immunity system. So, here are some of the yoga asanas to practice that will help boost your immunity system:
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
It is also called ‘mother of all yoga asanas’ as it is the base posture. Tadasana helps you restore balance and regulates the digestive system. It calms your breathing, increases awareness, relieves tension, and improves blood circulation. It also improves the function of the respiratory and digestive system. It can be done at any time in the day. One thing you have to keep in mind is to practice this pose on empty stomach for more benefits.
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
This asana has been considered as a natural therapy for asthma and other respiratory diseases. It can help improve blood circulation and protects the body to fight against infection or viruses. While performing the asana, it releases white blood cells that improve the body's immunity.
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
It helps to clear the passage of air to the lungs. The crisscross of the body in Trikonasana helps to massage the internal organs and helps to get rid of toxins and results in the proper functioning of the immunity system.
Sukhasana and Pranayama (Sitting and Breathing)
Pranayama is practising breathing techniques. It reduces stress levels and fights against anxiety to boost the immune system. Other than this it also helps to cure asthma, headache, migraine, neurological problems, depression and gastric issues.
Matsyendrasana (Lord of the Fishes Pose)
The side cross stretches the muscles on each side of the body which results in relief from back pain, increases the elasticity of the spine, tones the spinal nerves, and improves the functioning of the spinal cord. It stimulates your core and digestion for a strong immunity system.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma