How Yoga can Boost Immunity Naturally?

Why do we acknowledge yoga as a technique to boost our immunity? 

Here are some of the recent instances of how yoga has helped and is helping patients stricken by the pandemic.

“I was there in the hospital for 14 days. I used to do Yoga and Pranayama. It helps a lot. Everyone should start doing it now,” said Ashwini from India. She was covid-19 patient who recently recovered.

Assam, which is one of the states in India, has brought in yoga therapy for COVID-19 patients in their hospital.

Harvard Medical School advises yoga to deal with COVID19 anxiety as well.

Recently in New Delhi, The Department of Science and Technology has summoned researchers to study the importance of yoga and meditation in fighting Covid-19 and similar types of viruses. 

Even the world leaders discussed the significance of Yoga and Ayurveda for the physical and mental wellness of people during the worldwide health calamity.
In general, we do yoga for many reasons such as stress ease, to improve body flexibility and movability, to establish a spiritual connection, etc.

According to present circumstances, yoga for immunity is very important. Medicines do help the body to recover from the ailment, but they don’t help to boost the body’s immunity.

Yoga is one of the most successful and proven natural immunity boosters that we can embrace for a healthy lifestyle. It is an old technique that builds up the body and also soothes the mind. There are certain yoga poses that support and improves the immune system.

Let’s have a look at a few simple yoga poses that can help you put up a strong resistance against any type of virus:

1.   Sitting and Breathing (Sukhasana and Pranayama):

Sukhasana is an ancient pose for meditation. Pranayama allows breathing and movement of the prana the life force energy to flow throughout the body. It helps to boost your immunity and makes you stress-free.

2.   Shishuasana (Child pose):

Shishuasana is the best pose to relieve chest congestion and build an immunity defense system.

3.   Forward Fold (Uttanasana):

Upside-down postures and in front bends get prana and blood flow to the sinuses. Uttanasana poses can ease congestion. Sinuses and mucus membranes are our body’s first line of protection against infection. Therefore, it is important to keep them healthy and can improve our immune system.

4.   Setu Bandhasana (Bridge pose)

The Setu Bandhasana improves blood circulation. It energizes our body and builds resistance against pathogens as well.

5.    Legs Up the Wall (Viparita Karani)

Legs Up the Wall is one of the poses which will help to relax your body. Viparita Karani poses permit lymph drainage and blood circulation, relaxes back, and helps you feel entrenched as a result your nervous system can rejuvenate.

6.   Dhanurasana (Bow pose)

Dhanurasana boosts the flow of white cells by enforcing the pressure on the digestive system.

7.   Matsyasana (Fish pose)

Matsyasana expands the chest and triggers the thymus. This ameliorates the body’s immunity.

Yoga is not substituted for medicines but rather a safety measure to keep diseases at a distance.

Yoga can be viewed as an essential practice that helps on multiple levels of health. Therefore, if we include it in our daily practice our immune system can get a boost, which may help to fight many types of virus infection.


  1. Madhu Sharma on April 27, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Well written. Definitely the power of yoga is undeniable. Just a couple of points to add-
    one yoga without the right diet and eating behaviour will not boost immunity. Secondly a word of caution would not be out of context. Anyone with any medical conditions like back issues, spondolytis etc need to be cautious before doing any particular asanas, in which case a medical clearance would be desirable.

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