As we juggle with time and job, in an era of fast food, our immunity dips and people frequently fall prey to flu and common cold in every change of season. With a weak immune system, it is difficult to keep the pathogens at bay when every second, 200 viruses invade our body. To build a strong immunity to defend our body against disease causing microorganisms we need a strong immune system which is bolstered by a healthy lifestyle, right pH level in the body and other optimal conditions which includes nutritious diet, yoga and positive mental frame JKYNH recommends restorative yoga for a strong immune system.
A few measures to strengthen your defence mechanism:
Yoga pranayama/breathing exercise is the most time tested natural immunity boosters which not only builds physical strength but brings the mind and the body in harmony thereby unlocking a reservoir of immense health benefits.
Sound sleep – A good sound sleep is very restorative for the mind and the body.
Healthy Diet- Food that boosts the immune system
Citrus Fruits- Vitamin C boosts the immune system by building white blood cells. Since the body does store a buffer of vitamin C, a daily dose of vitamin C is recommended by including gooseberry, orange, lemon, tangerine in the diet.
Start your day with warm lemon water cleanse your system. Lemons are acidic in nature but after consuming it has an alkaline effect on the body which balances the pH level in the body.
Add Spinach, yogurt, almonds, bell paper to your diet.
Olive oil is one of the healthiest oil because it has a healthy level of monosaturated fats which enhances good cholesterol and lowers the risk of heart disease.
Almonds, Dates, and honey are superfood rich in minerals, vitamins, and enzymes which promotes free radicals that protect the body from harmful bacteria.
Stress makes people susceptible to low immunity and the person is prone to be invaded by virus. Handle stress through time tested ancient art of yoga and pranayam. It helps lower the stress hormones by relaxing the nervous system.
Yoga is one of the most time-tested, comprehensive treatment of mind and body and acts as a natural immune booster.
The yogic posture and Pranayam keeps the lungs oxygenated, conditioning a smooth respiratory track.
Support your immune system by practicing some basic yogic posture.
Key Yoga Posture For Strong Immune System
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)- It is the mother of all yoga poses. It restores a healthy digestive system, relieves stress and increases awareness.
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)- Provides mind-body balance and stability like a tree. It is invigorating and energizes the body
Padangusthasana (Big Toe Pose)- is a simple head to toe stretch exercise, it relieves stress, stimulates digestion and facilitates sound sleep.
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)- is one of the best yoga poses to boost immunity, it increases the blood circulation in the body.
Jala Neti – to relieve congestion from dry nasal passages
Pranayam ( breathing exercise) The yogic posture and Pranayam facilitates the flow of oxygen in the blood and keeps the lungs oxygenated, conditioning a smooth respiratory track which helps build resistance to any viral attack. Stress is the primary cause of low immunity of the body and Pranayam restores a balance to the immune system by relaxing the mind.
For more tips on yoga and Pranayam visit JKYNH, one of the leading naturopathy hospitals in eastern India