Seven reasons to practice yoga during Coronavirus pandemic

During this Coronavirus pandemic, boost your immune system with yoga. Stay home, stay safe and strong with regular yoga practice.

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The practice of yoga has its roots in pre-Vedic ancient India. However, yoga has been widely accepted all over the world due to its beneficial aspects. Today, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of immunity has become a pertinent one. Often,,sleep deprivation, poor nutrition and stress weaken our immune system. Thereby, increasing the probability of contracting diseases. Hence, practicing yoga can help to boost the immune system and maintain a healthy body and mind during this stressful Covid time.

Here’s why you should practice yoga in the time of Coronavirus pandemic.

1. Yoga has been established worldwide as a means of boosting the immune system. People with strong immune systems are better at combating against the virus.

2. Yogic posture can de-stress the body and help one to unwind thereby relieving them from surging levels of stress and anxiety during the pandemic.

3. The lockdown has confined people to their houses thereafter depriving them of physical activity and thus has contributed to an increase in unhealthy weight gain in many cases. Yoga can be an efficient solution in reducing and controlling one’s body weight.

4. Yoga postures, if performed consistently, can help one attain beautiful and glowing skin. With the beauty parlours being closed as a result of the ongoing pandemic, one can turn to yoga for a radiant and young look.

5. Degenerative diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure can be controlled with the regular practice of yoga. With the dearth in availability of doctors during the pandemic, yoga has aided such patients to overcome the crisis.

6. The regular practice of yoga helps to calm the mind, increase concentration and patience, attributes essential to students and professionals in such uncertain times.

7.  Customary yoga practice can assist one regain strength and improve the recovery process post a disease. Postures like Ardha Matsyendrasama, Uttanasana, Balasana (Kid’s pose) can help to cope with anxiety, stress and increase immunity in such trying times.

First Published:Sept. 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

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