For those who have recovered or are in the process of recovering from COVID, yoga can accelerate the healing process. While sufficient rest is highly recommended, it is also important to focus on building back on your strength and vitality. The body may feel a tinge of weakness after the coronavirus, and you could also be feeling mentally exhausted from fighting this virus. Yoga is the perfect solution that blends both physical and mental well-being through its practices.
Focus on starting a regular exercise routine with these asanas. Yoga asanas can help you regain strength and flexibility. This in turn can make you feel energetic and protect you against further disease by increasing your immunity.
Yoga Poses for Post-COVID Recovery
Here are 4 effective yoga poses for those recovering from COVID, explained in detail by Yoga Guru Grand Master Akshar:
- Stand straight with your arms by the side of your body
- Lean and drop knees on the mat
- Make sure that the movement is slow, and you can feel your breath
- Placing the pelvis on heels, point your toes towards outward direction
- By this time, make sure that you thighs are pressing the calf muscle
- Keep a slight distance between the heels
- While placing the palms on knees, look forward, straighten knees and back.
- Hold the position for a few seconds and then back to the starting position.
- Stand in the Smasthithi pose.
- While extending arms straight up, tilt body slightly forward the pelvis
- Lower upper body, till the extend that it is parallel to the ground
- With slight bend in the knees, keep legs straight as much as possible.
- While doing this, the back should be straight and not hunched.
- Hold this pose by gazing forward.
- Begin in Samasthithi.
- Lift and place your right foot on the left inner thigh.
- Balance here as you join your palms at your heart chakra.
- Straighten your elbows and raise your Pranam upwards
- Repeat the same with the alternate leg
- Seated, stretch legs out
- Bring leg and heels together, and the back straight
- While doing this pose, make sure your pelvis, calves and thigh muscles are tight
- Fix your gaze at the front and place palms on the hips. Relax your shoulders
With a combination of these postures, you can also include breathing techniques like Brahmari Pranayama (Bee Breath) and Kapal Bhati Pranayama (Bellows Breath). Meditation can bring mental peace and boost your sense of well-being, helping you to bounce back to good health in no time. For this, you can practice Sthithi Dhyan and Aarambh Dhyan or Seed meditation techniques.
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Practice these gentle restorative techniques that are safe for your body to do. Keep your awareness on your breathing and hold each posture for up to 30 seconds, and you can repeat this entire sequence of postures three times. You can practice these techniques twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening for optimal results.
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