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Pranayama during COVID or fever.

Pranayam / Breathing exercise

When infected by any of the virus or troubled by flu / cold / cough What is that I or We can do so that we or our dear ones are able to handle it.

Let’s begin with –

1) Shivling mudra in belly breathing

Belly breathing is like a warm up for the Pranayam, it activates the body for reaping the benefits of Pranayam.

For Shivling Mudra, clasp your hands, interlock fingers, keep the left hand thumb straight and encircle it with index finger and thumb of right hand

With this mudra do a deep belly breathing, remember this mudra should only be done for 3 to 5 minutes in a day, it helps in reducing respiratory problems like cough, cold, sinuses, bronchitis, asthma.

Repeat this for 20 breaths which makes a set, 3 sets should be a good to start with it.

2) Strong mouth exhalation

In this breathing when your nostrils is choked, and you have difficulties, to an extent it will help you to improv the condition.

So, inhale from nose and exhale from mouth, let the saliva gland get activated and saliva that gets generated gulp it down.

Repeat this for 20 breaths making a set. Repeat it for good 3 sets.

3) Candle blow exhalation

This breathing lets you relieve yourself from choked feeling, clears air passage.

Now inhale through nose and exhale as if you are blowing the candle which is kept away from you at a distance.

Repeat this breathing for 20 times at a time.

4) Nadi Shuddhi mouth to nose (its a nadi shuddhi variation)

↑ through mouth

↓ exhale through Nose

Repeat for 10 counts @ set, like that repeat on either side. approx you will take 60 such breaths.

5) Padidhar

Fingers and palms under your opposite armpit,

↑ take your arms up

↓ get your arms down

20 repetition makes a set like that 3 sets

6) Rib cage tapping

Get your elbow in T position

↑ inhale

↓ tap your elbow making a strong push to your rib cage

At a time, you can do 50 to 100 such moves depending upon your capacity

7) Diaphragm tapping / lower chest tapping

↑ fully

↓ fully and stay exhaled and tap at the diaphragm, at a breath it can be 4 to 8 tappings, depending upon your holding capacity

There is nothing that you have to reach the topmost number, go as per your capacity and ability

8) Deep breathing in Simhasan

Sit in any meditative posture or on chair, get into simhasan posture (a tongue out) breath in and out through mouth so as to activate saliva gland, all saliva is good for the body gulp it down, if you get cough here take it out, and repeat the posture

9) Shoulder raise Bhastrika

We will do bhastrika with raising of shoulder, Bhastrika is active inhalation and exhalation. In this we have to raise the shoulder up while inhaling and get shoulder down while exhaling, both at equal pace

You can repeat 20 times making a set like that 5 sets.

10) Slow KapalBhati in pran mudra

For Pran Mudra - Touch the tip of the little finer and ring finger with the tip of the thumb, other fingers straight.

In Kapalbhati its active exhalation and passive inhalation. Per second one breathing is a normal process or per 2 second one breathing is better option.

You can repeat 20 times making a set like that 5 sets.

11) Complete Nadi Shuddhi (exhalation with neck movement)

We learnt earlier Nadi Shuddhi, here we are going to do a complete Nadi Shuddhi by

Inhale through left

Exhale through right

Inhale through right

Exhale through left

Making it 1 count

While exhaling it’s a strong neck movement to take out anything that is lodged in the throat region or in the wind pipe. It will also help you in clearing your sinus points.

12) Bhramri

We all know the importance of Bhramri, and Close your ears, gap between the teeth, lips closed, inhale through the nose, while exhaling hum like a bee.

13) Omkar, a first sound of the universe, its a good breathing to end the exercise schedule. Keep your hands above the head one over the above to feel the viberations, while chanting it.

Omkar and Bhramri can be repeated 11 / 21 / 31 / 51 times.

The above routine can be followed by anybody and everybody, including adolescent to the octogenarians, care to be followed for only postures/repetitions, please follow as per your capacity and ability. Should you wish to consult us for the above kindly get in touch.

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