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Last Updated: May 31, 2022

Yoga Asanas That Can Boost Your Immune System

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Dr. Pradeepta Sekhar PatroRheumatologist & Immunologist • 17 Years Exp.MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology
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Yoga is a very important part of everyone’s life. Yoga is a time-tested and natural way to eliminate various diseases and problems with the body as well as the mind. It is antiquated craftsmanship that strengthens the body as well as relaxes the brain with the right dose of mindfulness as well. Yoga tends to stimulate the nervous system and the endocrine, digestive and circulatory systems and improve the functioning of the same.

Below mentioned postures affect at least one of these systems, thereby clearing the path for a strong immune system. 

Shishuasana (child posture): Shishuasana is a phenomenal stance that de-congests the abdomen and constructs a superior and stronger immune system.

Setu Bandhasana (bridge posture): Setu Bandhasana opens the heart and enhances the blood flow. It increases the energy in the body to build a strong resistance against pathogens.

Halasana (plow posture): Halasana is a pose that requires a backward bend. It discharges white cells in the body and strengthens the immune system.

Bhujangasana (cobra posture): Bhujangasana is a mid-section opening posture that discharges white cells that enhance the body’s resistance.

Dhanurasana (bow posture): Dhanurasana is yet another posture that enhances the flow of white cells by putting weight on the working of the digestive system.

Matsyasana (fish posture): Matsyasana stretches the abdomen and chest and strengthens the thymus. This enhances the body's invulnerability level.

Vinyasa Adho Mukha Svanasana (flowing downward-facing dog pose): Begin with the plank pose, palms lying on the floor just underneath your shoulder, and extend the legs backward. The whole body should form a straight line like aboard. Taking a full breath, lift your hips off the floor. Hold yourself on your hands and heels. Your head needs to point towards the ground. Take full breaths, two or three times, as you hold the position. Breathe out a deep breath, relax and return to the plank posture. Gradually bring down your body. Slide your hands backward, allowing your palms to rest alongside the chest. Toes need to be in contact with the mat or the floor.

Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation are the perfect variables to carry on with a sound life.



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