Try these Yoga asanas to keep your immunity boosted during the monsoon season – Times Now

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New Delhi: The monsoons herald a special time of the year leaving the trees and plants looking dewy and fresh. For many, the rainy season is a time to spend time indoors with family whilst enjoying the beautiful weather. The rains also bring with it a variety of water-borne diseases which puts your immune system to the test. When you practice yoga regularly, it builds your immunity, improves the functioning of the organs and makes you more resistant to any infections or illnesses.

Additionally, yoga also increases endorphins which are feel-good chemicals produced within the body. Stress impacts immunity in a big way, and with yoga, you can improve your state of mind, and enjoy better health. Yoga and meditation practices impact the body and the mind positively, thereby improving your immunity. Here are some yogic practices that you can adopt into your everyday life to keep your immunity at an all-time high during the monsoon season and throughout the year.

Surya Namaskar or the Sun Salutation comprises of a total of 24 counts, done with 12 steps for each side. As Surya Namaskar represents the energy of the Sun, which is said to be contained in the right side of the body, the Surya Namaskar hence begins with the right leg. Repeat the same twelve steps to the left side to finish one complete cycle. Start with a minimum of 4-5 cycles and increase it gradually.

Step to perform the Surya Namaskar

Repeat the 12 steps to the other side to make one complete cycle.

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Formation

Fold your legs at your knees and ensure that your feet are placed firmly on the floor Place your palms next to your ears, with fingers pointing forward Inhale, put pressure on your palms and legs and lift your entire body up to form an arch Allow your head to fall gently behind and keep your neck relaxed Keep your body weight evenly distributed between your four limbs Breathing Methodology Inhale while lifting the body up.

Word of Advice

The posture is not recommended for practitioners suffering from any kind of back injury or spinal problems. Those who have a condition of glaucoma, and/or high blood pressure should avoid this pose.

Formation of the posture

Yoga improves your respiratory system and overall health. As a gateway to good health, yoga roots out stress from your life which is one of the leading killers of immunity. Stress is known to dull your mind, and weaken your senses. Through yoga, you are directed to a positive state of mental and physical health. Include Surya Namaskar, Chandra Namaskar along with breathing techniques like Kapal Bhati pranayama in your yoga practice.

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Grand Master Akshar is a guest contributor. Views expressed are personal.

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