Yoga Asanas : Exercise Lungs to Fight Corona

Yoga Asanas for Lungs help it to breathe correctly and absorb the oxygen.

If our lungs are healthy and in best working condition, they can sustain us in the pandemic situation, too. As not all the air-cells of the lungs take an active part in the breathing process. How can we be confident that they are in good shape?

Yoga postures and Pranayama and are highly beneficial to the activity of the cells and the elasticity of the lungs.

Yogic breathing involves thoracic, abdominal, and clavicular breathing of the body. It is used to maximize inhalation of oxygen and exhalation of the carbon dioxide. It is helpful to get control of the breath, rectify poor breathing habits, and enhance oxygen intake. Standing asanas help strengthen the muscles used to keep the back straight during meditation and increase oxygenation and lung capacity.

Trikonasana (triangle pose)

It allows for smoother air track to the lungs. It help stimulate the nervous system, and as you spiral the chest towards the sky, it helps to expand the chest cavity. The triangle posture is a perfect yoga position that stretches and strengthens the spine, abdominal, inner thigh, and side muscles. It helps to open the pelvis by stretching ligaments of pelvic. It is the best posture to help create space and openness in the body.

Inhale and step to the right, left heel turned inward, a right foot at 90 degrees, heels approximately 3 feet apart. Exhale, reach out the foot and bend to the right & place hands either on your shin, ankle, or hold the big toe of the right foot with first two fingers of the right side and pull, counter tension and stretch.

Turn head and look up towards the left thumb, open chest towards the sky. Feel rotation of the hips as right hip moves under, and the left hip rotates open. Hold for five breaths. Inhale, come up slowly. Repeat on the other side.

Gomukhasana (cow’s face pose)

Sitting asanas, like Gomukhasana or cow’s face pose, is the best for helping relaxation. It not only increases back pain, tiredness, tension, and anxiety but also improves posture by increasing energy, awareness, and opening the chest area.

Try to sit in dhyana veerasana so that the right knee is just above left knee.
Stretching the left arm to the side and then folding it behind the back.
Stretching the right arm above the head, then folding it over the right shoulder.

The back of left hand should lie in contact with the spine. The right hand palm rests over the spine. Try clasping the fingers of hands behind back.
Bringing the raised elbow behind the head in order to press the head against the inside of the raised arm. The spine should be straight and erect with the head back. Repeat on the other side.

Naukasana (Boat Pose)

Backward bending asanas are postures that turn the body out to face the world. As they expand the chest and help inhalation, they are associated with the attitude of embracing life. This asana stimulates the muscular, digestive, circulatory, nervous, and hormonal systems, tones all the organs, and removes lethargy. It is especially useful for eliminating nervous tension and bringing about deep relaxation.

Lie in a starting position. Breathe in deeply. Hold the breath and then raise the arms, shoulders, head, and trunk off the ground.

Balance the body on the buttocks and keep the spine straight. The arms should be held in the same line as the toes. The hands should be open with the palms down. Look towards the toes.

Remain in the final position and hold the breath. Count to 5 mentally.
Return to the supine position and then breathe out.

Do these Yoga Asanas regularly twice in a day and remain healthy and stat fir to fight Corona.

You may consult your doctor before starting these asanas to check for your heart and health conditions.