Covid 19

యోగా పోస్ట్ COVID-19 యొక్క ప్రాముఖ్యత

Sanjana Taneja Dixit

Yoga Expert

4 min read


The simple act of breathing in and breathing out during yoga has profound effects on the body and mind. Though yoga has always been held in high esteem, it’s much more recognized today due to its ability to restore and revive the body functions after COVID!

COVID-19 not only disrupts the respiratory system but weakens the entire body as well. Yoga rejuvenates different parts of the body. It helps to improve blood circulation, balance and focus. It stabilizes the breath too. After all, yoga is all about breathing well and breathing right! Secondly, yoga strengthens the immune system to fight against invaders of the body— this is very important to fight the post COVID conditions.

Yoga sutras are known for its ability to nourish the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system encompasses lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, lymphatic organs and tissues that help the body to get rid of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The system takes the help of lymph or the fluid that flows throughout the lymphatic system.

Just like the circulatory system which takes the help of the heart to pump blood to different parts of body, the lymph of the lymphatic system needs yogic exercises to reach all the parts of the body. Yoga creates movement in the body to support the operation of lymph. What results is the removal of toxins in different forms. It gets easy after practicing yoga which should definitely be practiced post COVID.

Respiratory exercises of yoga mainly follow two chief patterns – inhalation and exhalation. While inhaling is the nourishing and energizing component, exhaling is the detoxifying and purification component.


Respiratory exercises of yoga mainly follow two chief patterns – inhalation and exhalation. While inhaling is the nourishing and energizing component, exhaling is the detoxifying and purification component.


The practice of yoga post COVID has two main objectives:

  1. To keep the organs well oxygenated
  2. To restore lung function
Mentioned below are some breathing exercises that you can practice post COVID to help stabilize UR respiratory functions.
Yoga for abdominal breathing
  • Sit straight and close UR eyes
  • Keep one hand on UR chest and the other hand on UR abdomen
  • Inhale slowly through UR nose
  • Chant ‘OM’ like a bee when U exhale
  • Repeat 12 times
Benefits
  • Improved supply of oxygen to different body parts
  • Increased lung capacity
Yoga for calming the lungs
  • Sit down
  • Inhale slowly, keep UR spine straight and lift UR hands up
  • Look at UR outstretched hands
  • Exhale slowly, recite the word ‘haa’ and lower UR hands and neck
  • Repeat 5 times
Benefits
  • Relaxes the lungs
  • Calms the mind
Inclined bridge pose
  • Lie down and keep UR hands straight beside you. Bend UR knees to form a 90 degree angle
  • Inhale and raise UR hips. Stay still up to 6 cycles of breath
  • Exhale and bring UR hips down
  • Repeat 3 times
Benefits
  • Improves immunity
  • Good for those suffering from thyroid

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Yoga for calming the lungs
  • Sit down
  • Inhale slowly, keep UR spine straight and lift UR hands up
  • Look at UR outstretched hands
  • Exhale slowly, recite the word ‘haa’ and lower UR hands and neck
  • Repeat 5 times
Benefits
  • Relaxes the lungs
  • Calms the mind
Reclined bound angle
  • Lie down and keep UR hands in line with UR shoulders
  • Bend UR knees and see that it’s in a 90 degrees angle
  • Inhale slowly
  • Exhale and drop UR legs to the side in the opposite direction
  • Inhale and bring UR legs back to the initial position
  • Repeat for 6 breaths
Benefits
  • Good for digestion
Legs to sky
  • Lie down, inhale and cup UR knees
  • Exhale & stretch UR legs towards the sky
  • Repeat 5 times
Benefits
  • Enables lymph fluid to reach the calves
The V Stretch
  • Lie down and join the soles of UR feet together
  • Keep UR hands over UR head in a V-shape. Inhale and exhale. Stay here for 6 breaths.
  • Repeat 4-5 times
Benefits
  • Better supply of blood and oxygen to the pelvic region
Breath focus
  • Sit straight and close UR eyes
  • Press UR index finger and thumb together
  • Keep it near UR chest
  • Pay attention to UR breath
  • Observe the minute movements of UR chest, fingers and abdomen
  • Focus on UR upper abdomen during inhalation
  • Focus on UR lower abdomen during exhaling
  • Repeat for 2-3 minutes
Benefits
  • Improved mindfulness

Yoga brings harmony between body and mind, thought and action. Besides gearing U up to fight post COVID symptoms, it improves UR core strength, flexibility and movement ability too! Ready to hit the mat?