What is COVID-19? 

COVID -19 is an extreme dangerous respiratory condition caused by corona virus. There are many chances that you can get infected of this virus and don't notice any symptoms for initial 10 to 12 days. Also, most of the people will get mild symptoms and get better on their own but there are chances that about 1 in the 5 will have severe problem such as trouble in breathing and sometimes death can also occur.  

The condition can be more complicated if you are older or suffering from any other kind of medical conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease or diabetes. 

Who to protect yourself from this COVID-19 through Ayurveda?

In ayurvedic terms, if you want to prevent yourself from this deadly virus then you need to keep your Agni strong that is your digestive tract and to do that you need to maintain your dincharya that is your daily routine. After waking up and drinking some ingredients like cumin, ginger, cardamom, ashwagandha, etc in hot water then you need to have some exercise, yoga, meditation, and pranayams. It is recommended in Ayurveda that even if you are not suffering from common cold then also you can have some essential ayurvedic herbs such as sitopaladi, talisadi, mahasudarshan churns half teaspoon either 3 times or 2 times a day, every morning and evening. This will not only help in boosting your immune system but also will clean your respiratory track so that you can keep away from the virus.  

What Pranayams are important to practice in this COVID-19?

You need to include these necessary Pranayam such as bhastrika, kapal bhati, anulom vilom, brahmari, shetkari and sheetali your daily routine to prevent yourself from being affected by this deadly virus.  

By doing this eight Pranayam you can strengthen your immune system and respiratory system. Besides, it will also detoxify your lymphatic system and will boost your energy. This will also maintain the balance of oajs that is immunity and strength, tejas that is digestion both subtle and gross and prana that is the vital life force. 

What yogasans are important to practice in this COVID-19?

After this you need to do some yogasans such as camel pose, cobra pose, cow pose, bridge pose, boat pose, bow pose, lotus, lion, pose etc. If you think these arecomplicated than you can practice just Surya Namaskar. You can do minimum 7 to 12 rounds of Surya Namaskar daily. After doing yogasan such a Surya Namaskar, do Pranayam and then sit for meditation. Meditation is very important during this pandemic because it will relax your mind. 

The regular practice of meditation, yoga, and pranayam can help increasing the lung capacity and helps in managing health conditions that put you on greater risk of COVID-19. According to the yoga, pranayama, and meditation experts, if you regularly practice pranayam and other breathing techniques then this will make your lungs more efficient and will provide several other benefits as well. The most powerful breathing exercise that can boost your immunity as well as your lung, and help in improving overall health is Kapalbhati Pranayam. Best time to do this is in the morning on an empty stomach before breakfast but then still can practice it 2 hours after your last meal. 

So in this COVID-19 time, it is very important to practice yoga, pranayams, and meditation to stay fit and stay protected.