We hope you guys are keeping safe and healthy. As we all know that T-Boy cares for its very own SPOT family. COVID-19 is a pulmonary disease, which basically means that your lungs and breathing capacity get affected. Today T-Boy is here to share some tips to which will help you all to improve immunity and keep your lungs healthy.
Some of your must have already guessed, yes, we are going to talk about YOGA today, something that we have been practicing since ages, and how this ancient art can help us right now. Here are some asanas that you can easily try at home to improve your breathing and lung capacity. Bas dhyan rakein, yoga takes time and practice so be patient and keep at it one day at a time!
1. Trikonasana (or triangle pose) The twisting of the body in Trikonasana helps to massage the internal organs which in turn enhances their ability to get rid of toxins and ensure their proper functioning. Here are the steps:
A. Stand straight placing your legs three feet apart.
B. Place your right foot at 90 degrees and the left foot at 15 degrees.
C. Align the center of your right heel with the center of the arch of the left foot.
D. Ensure that your feet are pressing the ground, and the weight of your body is balanced equally on both feet.
E. Take a deep breath, and as you exhale, bend your body to the right from below your hips, lift your left hand up and touch the ground with your right hand. Make sure that both your arms are in a straight line.
F. Rest your right hand on your shin, ankle, or outside the right foot on the floor depending on your comfort.
G. Your body must be bent sideways. Your chest and pelvis have to be wide open.
H. Stretch to the fullest and focus more on stabilizing your body.
I. Inhale and come up. Drop your arms to your side and straighten your feet.
Repeat the same using the left leg.
2. Matsyasana or Fish Pose - The pose encourages deep breathing thus providing relief from respiratory disorders. It also helps to relieve tension in the neck and shoulders. Steps to do:
A. Lie on your back with your knees bent and knees flat.
B. Lift your hips slightly and slide your hands under your hips.
C. Inhale, bend your elbows and push your upper body.
D. Keeping the chest elevated, lower your head backward.
E. Maintain the pose as long as comfortably can, breathing in and out.
3. Nadi Shodhan Pranayama or Alternate Nostril Breathing can release accumulated stress and help the body to relax. This is one of the best for patients with breathing trouble. These are the simple steps:
A. Sit comfortably with your spine straight and shoulders relaxed.
B. Place your left hand on the left knee, and palms open to the sky.
C. Place the tip of the index finger and middle finger of the right hand in between the eyebrows, the ring finger and little finger on the left nostril, and the thumb on the right nostril.
D. Use your right thumb to close the right nostril and exhale gently through the left nostril.
E. Now keep the right nostril closed inhale through the left nostril and then press the left nostril gently with the ring finger and little finger. Removing the right thumb from the right nostril, breathe out from the right.
F. Breathe in from the right nostril and exhale from the left.
G. Continue inhaling and exhaling from alternate nostrils.
4. Ardha Matsyendrasana or Sitting Half Spinal Twist can open up the chest thereby increasing the supply of oxygen to the lungs. The pose induces the abdominal breathing that enhances the lungs functioning. It also helps to relieve stress and tension trapped in the back. Here are the steps:
A. Sit straight with your legs stretched out and feet together.
B. Bend your right leg. Bring your left foot around the right knee corner and take your left hand back.
C. Stretch your right arm up and push your knee back using your elbow and hold your right foot. Place the right hand behind you, and the left hand on the right knee.
D. Look back over your left shoulder. Make sure your spine is erect.
E. Hold the pose for a few seconds, breathe slowly, yet deeply.
5. Proning is the process of turning a patient with precise, safe motions, from their back onto their abdomen (stomach), so the individual is lying face down. It is extremely beneficial in COVID-19 patients with compromised breathing comfort, especially during home isolation. Here are the steps:
A. One pillow below the neck
B. One or two pillows below the chest through upper thighs
C. Two pillows below the legs
D. Regular alterations in lying position (Best is to not spend more than 30 minutes in each position)
Caution: Avoid proning for an hour after meals. Maintain proning for only as much times as easily tolerable. Pillows may be adjusted slightly to alter pressure areas and for comfort.
Avoid Proning in conditions like: Pregnancy, deep venous thrombosis (treated in less than 48 hours), major cardiac conditions, unstable spine, femur, or pelvic fractures
So T-fans, start following the above Yoga poses on a regular basis to help yourself and your loved ones maintain their oxygen levels and fight COVID-19 at home.
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