Yoga is a physical, spiritual, and mental practice that consists of different exercises and postures which help keep body physically and mentally fit and healthy. There are various styles of yoga asanas and different asanas in Yoga have different benefits. An asana is a posture in yoga that is achieved after performing a series of movements. Nowadays, human beings are very susceptible to different types of viruses, ailments, and diseases because of low immunity.
Top 5 Yoga Asanas To Improve Immunity
The following are a set of top 5 Yoga asanas that can help boost the overall immunity, especially in the monsoon season:
Baka Sana (Crane Pose or Crow Pose)
Do this Asana on a yoga mat. The first step of the asana is to go down on the mat and place both palms and knees on the ground. The next step is to place your hands on the floor while lifting the body in such a way that the shin rests on the upper arms and the feet are lifted in the air.
Shalab asana (Locust or Grasshopper Pose)
This is a simple reclining and back bending asana which can boost immunity in the long run. The first step is to lie on the stomach with arms stretched out with palms down. The next step is to keep the knees straight and legs together. Then inhale and lift your arms and legs slowly. Do it together in such a way that the midriff touches the ground and the hands, head, and legs rise from the ground in a curve formation. This improves stamina, strength, and flexibility.
Tad asana (Mountain Pose)
This is a standing asana and reasonably easy to perform. In this asana, the person has to stand with keeping the feet together in a straight and erect posture. The next step is to connect your palms together by interlocking the fingers. After this inhale and stretch your arms above your head and palms facing outwards. The next step is to look up, hold the position for 5 to 10 seconds. After that, slowly look down and bring your arms down from both sides towards the hips.
Anjaneya Sana (Standing Lunge Pose)
The first step is to stand still which is also called Samastithi. The next step is to draw your left leg back and lunge forward with your bent right knee. Go into the lunge pose by pushing your pelvis as low as possible. After this step, you lift both the hands skywards gently. The last step is to bend your head back and stretch your arms back in such a way that it resembles a crescent moon shape arch.
Krupa Chaturanga Dandasana (Low Plank)
This is a pose in which the palms and the toes support the body parallel to the ground in a straight low plank position. Come to plank pose by resting your palms and toes on the ground. Exhale and lower shoulders on the side and in the process lower the entire body in a low plank position parallel to the ground. Gently come out of the pose to the original plank position. To sum up, these asanas, if done regularly with expert guidance and instructions help boost strength and immunity.