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How Pranayama can be Helpful in Fighting COVID-19?

The yogic breathing technique - 'Pranayama' can be extremely beneficial in protecting you from coronavirus. When the level of oxygen is high in your body then it aids in healing your system faster. Regular breathing exercises allows your body to increase its capacity for the amount of oxygen it absorbs. Due to this increased intake of oxygen, healing is sped up and accelerated.

Anulom Vilom Pranayama

Anulom Vilom Pranayama
Procedure : Hold your right nasal with thumb, breathe in from left. Now open right nasal and close left nasal with middle and ring finger and breathe out from right nasal. Now breathe in from right nasal. Now close right nasal and open left and breathe out and in from left nasal. and so on.
Duration : Atleast 10 minutes.
Benefits : Heart, high BP, heart blockage, vat-cuf-pit, arthritis, cartilage, bent ligaments, sinual fluid reduced, parkinson, paralysis, neural related, depression, migraine pain, asthma, sinus, allergy.
Tips :Breathe into lungs not to stomach. no organ in stomach absorb oxygen. Do not hurry. Do it slowly. Read in details about Anulom Vilom Pranayama

Kapal Bhati Pranayama

Secondly, in order to keep your body in peak physical health, it should be able to release toxins effectively. There are specific breathing exercises like Kapal Bhati which focus on removing toxins from the system. In this particular breathing, exercise focus is given more on the exhalation.
Kapalbhati Pranayama
Procedure : Kapalbhati Pranayama consists of short, powerful exhales and passive inhales. Push air forcefully out. Stomach will itself go in.
Duration : Start with 30 times or 1 min. increase upto 5 mins min. upto 10 minutes max.
Benefits : Increases aabha and tej. Helps in obesity, constipation, gastric, acidity, Croesus(liver), hepatitis B, uterus, diabetes, stomach problems, cholesterol, allergic problems, asthma, snoring, concentration, and even cancer and AIDS.
Tips : Heart and High Blood pressure patients , and weak people should do it slowly.Read in details about Kapalbhati Pranayama
Through this process of continuous or force full exhalation and automatic inhalation, the body is able to release toxins from the lungs. To achieve this you can also practice another pranayama technique known as Khand Pranayam. In this method of breathing, inhalation and exhalation are divided into two or more parts. Khand means part and therefore you can break down your inhale and exhale into two parts to make it the Dwi Khand pranayam.

Vajrasana : The Thundbolt or Diamond Pose - Detailed Description

Certain postures are also recommended as most beneficial to practice breathing exercises in. Vajrasana which is known as Thunderbolt Pose or even Lightning Pose is a posture that can be done right after consuming a meal. When you practice your breathing techniques in vajrasana it helps to regulate your blood flow.
"Make the thighs tight like adamant and place the legs by the two sides of the anus. This is called the Vajra-asana. It give psychic powers to the Yogi." - Gheranda-samhita II.12
Steps:
  1. The vajrasana is a seated posture.
  2. Begin by sitting back on your heels and placing your knees, legs and feet together.
  3. Keeping the back straight place the palms of your hands down on top of your thights.
  4. Breath gently thorugh your nostrils and sit in this position for at least three minutes.
  5. The Vajrasana can be held for as long as is comfortable (and depending on the reason for doing the posture.
  6. The Vajrasana is a versatile posture well suited for meditation, rest in between other seated postures, or as an aid to digestion.
  7. The Vajrasana is the first stop in various other yoga postures such as the Anjaneya Asana (Salutation Posture) and the Ushtra Asana (Camel Pose.)

Regulate your system

Along with practicing breathing exercises you can also consume hot water frequently and certain herbal drinks that are meant specifically for your lung health. You should also be paying attention to what you consume and switch to a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. Pranayama also helps to build your immune system making you stronger to resist any infections or illnesses. This is because pranayama allows your nervous system to be soothed. When you are able to calm your nervous system then automatically it also affects your mental health making you more peaceful and calm in nature.
One of the biggest reasons for a weak immunity is a high level of stress, anxiety; depression, etc. When you are able to keep your mind in a balanced and relaxed way through the help of pranayama it also boosts your immunity.In this way, pranayama can be the ultimate tool in helping you recover faster and also to keep your body fighting against any sickness. Brahmari Pranayma, Surya Bhedi, and Chandra Bhedi are effective breathing techniques to protect and heal your system. If you have Covid, then you can practice Kapal Bhati in Shanth Gathi (Slow speed), and once you have recovered, then you can practice it in Madhyam (Medium speed), or Teevri Gathi (Fast speed)

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