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Thursday, 30 April 2020

5 Yoga Asanas for Boosting Your Immunity



Yoga is a miracle when it comes to health and wellness. As it works on the mind, body, and spirit, you are rewarded with holistic overall wellness. Your body gets fitter and stronger. Your immunity gets strengthened, and you are able to have a better grip on stress and anxiety. 

When stress hormones like cortisol accumulate in the body for long periods of time, it results in hormonal imbalance and the immunity of the body decreases. It also increases inflammation. Yoga helps in balancing all the 7 chakras of our body, thereby resulting in overall health and vitality. 

In today's post, we are going to discuss 5 yoga asanas that can help in boosting your immunity to a large extent when practiced at least five days a week. Breathe deeply while you hold the asana. Focus all your concentration on the inhalation and exhalation. Try holding each asana for 10 seconds and then gradually increase it to a minute. 

1. Setu Bandhasana (The Bridge Pose)



Setu Bandhasana or the Bridge pose instantly relaxes the entire body. If you are feeling stressed and anxious, lie down on your yoga mat and try the asana. 

Effect on Immunity: It improves blood circulation in the body and opens the heart thereby healing the respiratory system. It also facilitates digestion. You will experience an increase in energy after doing this asana a few times. 

Chakra: This asana chiefly works on the Vishuddha or the Throat Chakra. It helps in getting relief from a sore throat, thyroid disorders, and anxiety. When the throat chakra is activated, you can express your thoughts and feelings easily. 

You can also try variations of the asana to increase your balance and strength. 



2. Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose)


Another wonderful Yoga Asana for strengthening your immunity is the Bhujangasana or the Cobra pose. It is great for people who suffer from asthma as it opens up the heart and the lungs. 

Effect on Immunity: It improves blood circulation in the body. It is also therapeutic for people who face stomach disorders as the asana facilitates digestion. It improves the function of various organs such as the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and kidney.

Chakra: Bhujangasana balances all the seven chakras of the body. It increases energy in the body and elevates your mood. 

3. Dhanurasana (The Bow Pose)



Dhanurasana or The Bow Pose is another wonderful asana that improves your appetite and digestion. 

Effect on Immunity: Practicing this asana regularly will keep gastrointestinal disorders at bay. It strengthens the muscles of the back, thereby relieving back pain. The yoga asana is beneficial for curing respiratory and menstrual disorders. It is also great for diabetes patients. 

Chakra: This asana activates the Manipura chakra or solar plexus of the body which is the center of vitality. 

4. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)


Ustrasana or The Camel Pose is one of the best yoga asanas for boosting your immunity. 

Effect on Immunity: It is a great heart opener that prevents the body from any respiratory diseases. If you are suffering from the common cold, practicing this asana can heal your body. It also improves digestion by toning the abdominal region. It makes the spine flexible. The yoga asana strengthens the shoulder, arms and back muscles. 

Chakra: This asana activates the Anahata or Heart Chakra. When this chakra is activated, we feel balanced and calm. We are able to radiate unconditional love and joy.


You can also practice interesting variations of this asana to spice up your yoga session. 



5. Matsyasana (The Fish Pose)



Matsyasana or The Fish Pose is often called "destroyer of diseases." 

Effect on Immunity: It is one of the best yoga asanas for boosting immunity as it tones the pituitary, parathyroid and pineal glands. It heals backache and menstrual pain. 
It is a powerful yoga asana that can help you get relief from respiratory ailments such as sore throat, cold, fever. 

Chakra: This asana activates the Sahasrara or Crown chakra where wisdom lies. When this chakra is activated, you are able to make the right decisions without any fear. The asana also opens the Visuddha or Throat chakra and Anahata or Heart Chakra. 



These are some yoga asanas which when practiced regularly can boost your immunity and give you joyous health. As they activate the chakras, you experience love, joy, and bliss. 

Focus on your breath when you practice the asanas. All these asanas are great at curing stress, anxiety, and fatigue. 


"Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame." - B.K.S.Iyengar



This post is a part of Blogging with a Purpose series in association with Blogchatter. My theme for this year is Physical, Mental, and Emotional Wellness. 
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8 comments:

  1. Purba, Thanks for your Yoga tips.
    Usefull post. Stay well.

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  2. Thank you for sharing, Purba. The lockdown has got me worried about many of my lifestyle choices and I'm seriously tempted to take up yoga. Your post is really inspiring.

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  3. TThanks for your post purba. Yoga is the source of spiritual energy.

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  4. I love doing Yoga. It is the best way to gain flexibility and balance and is very relaxing. These asanas are a part of my routine. I also love Halasan, Sarvangasan and Pashchimottanasan.

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  5. Nice one Purba, Great to see the different variations, I have tried the bridge one. I'm still very much in the boundaries of Yoga, trying to combine this with some weight training. I must say that I do like that it doesn't hurt any of the joints or muscles contrary to gym. No wonder it is such a beautiful regime :)

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  6. Purba, thanks for sharing such a useful tips which are necessary in this situation of the world.. I will definitely do these yoga..

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