Monsoon is more than just rains. It’s also a season that is rampant with illness that lowers your immunity levels. Apart from using natural techniques to keep you home clean and bug free, it is also important to get the required exercise to stay fit. Experts recommend simple monsoon yoga asanas to keep your immunity levels high.
Monsoon Yoga: 3 asanas to boost your immunity
Since you won’t be able to spend much time outdoors, this is the perfect time to opt for light indoor exercises that can build your immunity and keep sickness at bay. Try these simple Monsoon Yoga asanas to keep your immunity levels high and illness at bay.
Prana Mudra is a part of hastamudra or the yoga that is performed by the hands or fingers. It is a route of energy to your body. To perform the mudra you can join the tips of the index finger and the little finger with the tip of thumb. Stay in this pose for at least 10 minutes. Prana mudrahelps to stimulate the root chakra, that is known to awaken and energize the body.
Benefits of Prana Mudra
- Helps to increase the immunity levels in the body.
- Helps to improve the functioning of lungs by regulating the breathing.
- Helps to improve the eyesight,
- Helps to revitalize the body and energize the heart.
- Helps to overcome fatigue and makes you more energetic.
Nadi Shodhan Pranayama
Also known as the alternate nostril breathing technique, this is the perfect asana to clear the blocked nose or reduce the intensity of a cold. This asana is best practiced on an empty stomach and the right time to perform the asana is in the morning. Choose a comfortable seating position either sitting cross legged on the floor or in chair placing your feet flat on the floor. Gently close your eyes and ensure that your back, neck and head are erect throughout the practice.
Take a deep breath and exhale it slowly. Perform several rounds of this breathing to promote the flow of energies in your body. The process to perform this asana is an intricate one and you can look up more about it over here. Performing the asana helps to promote the levels of oxygen in the body by clearing all toxins. The breathing calms the mind that clears stress and reduces levels of anxiety. This asana also helps to clear the respiratory systems and promote clear breathing. If you have any respiratory allergies, this is one of the best asanas that you should perform.
This is a sitting posture and you need to keep your spine and head erect. Make sure that you are comfortable when seated in the position. Keep your hands on the knees in the Gyan Mudra posture. To perform the gyaana mudra join the tips of the index fingers to the tips of the thumb. Extend the other fingers and keep them loose. Do not keep them straight forcefully. Close your eyes gently and relax all the muscles. Now, inhale slowly and deeply through the nose. Start with the O of the Om, chant slowly, but loudly. Press the lips to pronounce ‘M’. Practice saying Aum for at least 5 minutes. This asana helps to better your thinking and clarity.
While continuous yoga practice helps develop the body and mind and brings in a plethora of health benefits, it is important to note that it is not a substitute for medicine. If you have a prolonged illness, please consult your doctor. Also keep in mind that it is important to learn and practice yoga postures under the supervision of a trained yoga teacher.