Yoga- The immunity booster to fight the wave of Corona Virus in 2021
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Reviewed by  Dr. Andrew Grover,  CPT

 

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Are you aware of the fact that your immunity is the only simple way to keep you thousand miles away from the wave of Corona Virus after vaccine in 2021?

 

Well. In today’s fast pace life, we all are so engrossed to earn money that we never bothered to care about these minor health problems like neck pain. The bad wave of Corona Virus is saving no one, rich or poor, people are dying and this is where Yoga and your ways to boost your immunity system comes into action to save you from dyingand live a healthy positive life. Remember money can’t buy you life in 2021 and it’s more important to be healthy and alive and  then to be successful and rich.

 

We all are scared with the disease and have been locked into our houses for really long that with the routine activities that it took those days of going out from us and spending some quality time with our loved ones, to explore our passion and hobbies which we never managed to do before covid wave came into existence in 2019.

 

Let’s talk about what is immunity and how can we boost it in 2021 using Yoga.

 

 

 

What is IMMUNITY? 

 

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Immunity can be defined as the state of being immune from or insusceptible to a disease or the like. It is the protection against infectious disease conferred by the immune response. It is inclusive of  the body’s capacity to distinguish foreign material from self, and to neutralize, eliminate, or metabolize that which is foreign.

 

When a foreign substance gets inside the body, complex chemical and mechanical activities are set into motion. These processes defend and protect the body’s cells and tissues. The foreign substances are usually a protein, and called as antigen. The easiest response to the antigen is the production of antibody, a protein synthesized by immune system that can guide us to neutralize pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.

 

Immunity can also be explained as the balanced state of the body wherein the body has received some adequate biological defenses to fight infection, disease, or unwanted biological invasion. It is a state where the body has adequate tolerance and eneergy  to  avoid allergy, and autoimmune diseases.

 

What causes lack of immunity in body? 

 

Well, as I have observed the major reason for lack of immunity is lack of keeping focus on your diet and physical strength. The energy or antibodies produced by our body aren’t that strong enough to fight against this dangerous virus. All these years, our main focus has been to make money, now let’s drive your focus to know what causes lack of immunity. Having a bad diet and unhealthy life approach is the reason to bad health.

 

Some other causes to lack immunity are:

 

  • Regular Smoking
  • Regular Alcohol
  • Having adverse and very poor nutrition
  • Medication such as chemotherapy or other cancer treatments
  • Infections such as. the flu, mono, and measles
  • HIV or AIDS

 

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How to boost your immunity?

 

Some of the ways to boost your immunity and fight the wave of corona virus are listed below:

 

Eat a balanced diet: Incorporating a diet filled with fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich foods, prebiotics (such as garlic, onions, leeks, etc.), and include probiotics ( such as kefir, yogurt, kombucha tea, etc.) into your diet is the step one to boost your immunity

 

To make sure what all you are having to boost your immunity, some of the fruits and vegetables best for you can be:

 

  • Fruits with Vitamin C or Citrus fruits ( such as oranges, grapefruit, and lemons)
  • Green leafy veggies  ( such as spinach, kale, and collards)
  • Having red bell peppers in diet
  • Yogurt or Dahi
  • Ginger

 

Apart from fiber, prebiotics, and probiotics, to support immune function we also require protein, fiber, omega 3 fats, vitamins D, C, B, A, E, and K, and minerals like iron, calcium, selenium, and zinc

 

Get an adequate amount of sleep: When you’re asleep, your body unleashes its healing powers — aka protective cytokines. Protective cytokines are proteins that are released during sleep to help your body do two things: Encourage sleep and fight off infection. Sleep deprivation reduces the number of protective cytokines your body produces, making it harder for it to fight off infection.

 

Stress management: If not managed, stress and anxiety issues can wreak havoc on your health. Stress can affect your body, mood, and behavior.

 

The best way to get off corona and boost your immunity is yoga!

 

YOGA!

 

YES, you read that right yoga is indeed the easiest and most practicable solution to boost immunity at home in this pandemic and lockdown.

 

4 Best Yoga Poses for boosting immunity

I’m sure if you have a good practice of these yoga poses you can exit corona virus in your life. Make sure to spend a decent amount of time like 30 minutes a  day on yoga exercises that will surely help you boost immunity and live a corona free life.

 

1. Virabhadrhasana (Warrior)

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Interlace your fingers behind your back, and extend your arms. Shift weight onto your left leg, lean forward and lift your right leg to hip height. Press your knuckles up to the sky. Repeat poses 4 to 6 on second side.

2. Uttanasana

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Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Fold forward from your hips, and place your hands on the floor. Evenly distribute weight in your feet. Extend up through your sitting bones and down through your crown.

3. Plank Pose

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Step  your feet back into Plank Pose. Align your hands directly under your shoulders, and spread your fingers wide. Firm your thighs, and gently draw your belly in toward your spine to engage your core.

4. Vasisthasana OR (The Side Plank Pose)

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Shift weight to your right hand, and roll onto the outside of your right foot. Extend your left arm along your left ear. Lift your left hip and arch your side. Breathe into the left side ribs. Repeat pose for the other side.

THE WAVE OF CORONA VIRUS HAS LOST AND DESTROYED ALOT OF THINGS , BUT WE ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO STAND UP STRONG AGAINST THIS AND WE’D GET OVER THIS SOON”

 

FAQ

 

What is the definition of immunity?

 Immunity can be stated as the way one can be immune from or insusceptible to a disease or the like. It is the protection against infectious disease conferred by the immune response. It is inclusive of  the body’s capacity to distinguish foreign material from self, and to neutralize, eliminate, or metabolize that which is foreign. 

What is the role of immunity in the body?

Immunity can be defined as the balanced state of the body wherein the body includes all adequate biological defenses to fight infection, disease, or unwanted biological invasion. It can also be stated as where the body has adequate tolerance to get off and avoid any sort of allergy, and autoimmune diseases.

How can I strengthen my immune system naturally?

Here are some ways to strengthen your immune system naturally

  • Have a proper sleep
  • Go and opt yoga and meditation in your daily routine
  • Avoid junk and unhealthy oily food
  • Prefer the intake of Vitamin C, iron in your diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight

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