Apr 17, 2024, 03:50 AM IST

8 Easy Yoga Asanas to Boost your Immunity

Emily Horn

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1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose) 

This foundational pose helps improve posture, breathing, and alertness, all of which contribute to better immune function.

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2. Vrikshasana (Tree Pose) 

This balancing pose helps in improving focus and concentration while calming the nervous system, which can boost immunity.

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3. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) 

This chest-opening pose helps to clear the lungs, enhance circulation, and is especially beneficial for the respiratory system.

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4. Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose) 

This asana helps open the chest and improve blood circulation. It’s beneficial for the thymus, an organ responsible for T-cell production which plays a central role in immune response.

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5. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend) 

This forward bend encourages the blood flow to the sinuses and helps to clear them, reducing the risk of infections.

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6. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose) 

This twisting pose increases digestive strength, which is key in building a strong immune system. It also helps cleanse the organs by squeezing out toxins.

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7. Shishuasana (Child’s Pose)  

A gentle, restful pose that helps calm the mind and reduce stress, relieving pressure on the immune system. 

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8. Pranayama (Breathing Exercises) 

Practices like Kapalbhati or Anulom Vilom (Alternate Nostril Breathing) are very effective in keeping the respiratory tract healthy and enhancing overall immune function.

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