Stay Healthy and Strengthen Immune System with Exercise and Yoga; Providence Health and Fitness Adapts to Online Classes

Stay Healthy and Strengthen Immune System with Exercise and Yoga; Providence Health and Fitness Adapts to Online Classes

  • August 6, 2020

“Exercise and Yoga is vital in helping fight viruses like Covid-19,” says Kathy McCready, owner of Providence Health and Fitness.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Providence Health and Fitness is now into week 20 of the pandemic and so far has held over 540 classes thanks to all of their dedicated instructors. Click here for complete class schedule. 

If you have never tried a class with Providence Health and Fitness, the first class is always free, and they currently are offering a summer special – 30 days of unlimited classes for just $64.99. “This gives you the opportunity to try out all the classes and get to know us,” said McCready. Providence Health and Fitness also offers free classes on Sundays where you can try out their fitness and yoga classes being offered.

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“Exercise and yoga is vital in helping fight viruses like Covid 19 and Larry [Heisler] and I have made it our mission to help you all take measures to keep yourselves as healthy as possible and to strengthen your immune system,” said Kathy McReady, owner of Providence Health and Fitness.

Back in March when zoom classes began, McCready said, “This was a whole new thing for me and I have had to learn all kinds of new technology! Thank you for bearing with me as I got to grips with it all. There have been some bumps along the road but all in all things have gone well and most importantly we have kept you exercising.”

“We’ve also held a session on nutrition with Larry and his favorite immune boosting foods and strategies like meditation,” she said. They followed that up with a three part newsletter featuring practical immune boosting strategies like alkalizing your body, plant based nutrition and oxygen increasing exercise. “We are working on adding this information to the website for future reference.” Providence Health and Fitness has also offered twice a month non-denominational meditation classes.

And through this pandemic, their instructors continued to learn and attended online courses. “One of those was an educational meeting for MLD and Massage Therapists,” said McCready. In a time of forced closure, Providence Health and Fitness also adapted to teaching DIY techniques to clients for services they rely on. “We held a session on how to do Manual Lymph Drainage on yourself, to clean up your lymph – waste management system – a.k.a. our bodies built in detoxification system. MLD helps strengthen your immune function,” she said.

McCready added, “There has been an increased interest in ‘proning exercises’ or respiratory recovery exercises.” These are an exercise routine to enhance pulmonary function that help build strength back up and help you breathe more easily. “Interestingly, the exercises are similar to some of our Yoga Asana Poses,” she said. Those mentioned were cat/cow, child pose with hips extended back and chest reaching forward and downward facing dog. Also suggested are diaphragmatic breathing exercises where you lift your ribs and lungs and give space to your torso, getting the breath deep into your body, very similar to our Yoga, she said.

During these 20 weeks, Providence Health and Fitness has built an extensive library of recorded classes for everyone to enjoy when their clients miss the zoom class. She added, “One of the perks of being a monthly member is you get these videos for FREE! If you are not currently a monthly member, now is a great time to join.”

Contact Kathy McCready at 908.898.0008 for more information regarding monthly memberships.

Providence Health and Fitness is located at 18 South Street in New Providence.

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Five easy asanaas to boost immunity- The New Indian Express

Five easy asanaas to boost immunity- The New Indian Express

  • August 5, 2020

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The world around us has changed drastically today. People have to be more health conscious, not only physical, but also mentally. Along with various exercises, it is important to practice some yoga asanas which are specifically practised to built the immune system strong and increasing the vitality of the human body. A world filled with scare and uncertainty, the lockdown has made humanity face a harsh truth.

The fact that our body needs to be fitter, and mind has to be stronger to fight not only stress and depression, but also various other pandemics. So here is a list of five asanas to boost up the immunity level and must be practised every day by celebrity yoga instructor and meditation expert, Paloma Gangopadhyay.A successful lifestyle coach and a trainer for Mercedes, HDFC sales, she has also trained Anil Kapoor and top politicians. Here are her must-do suggestions for good immunity.

Anulom Vilom:

Anulom vilom or deep breathing is a breathing technique. It helps fight Coronavirus as it pumps in fresh oxygenated blood to the lungs which enriches the immunity level. The cardiac muscles functions rapidly. Even performing this for five minutes helps reduces stress calms mind.

Benefits of deep breathing exercises

It lowers your heart rate, blood pressure there by helping you to cope with Post Traumatic Stress disorder.
It resets the autonomic nervous system through stretch induced inhibitory signals and hyperpolarisation currents propagated through both neural and non neural tissue which synchronize action of heart, lungs, limbic system and cortex.

The vital capacity of the lungs is enhanced with increase ventilation efficiency. The deep breathing exercises interferes with sympathetic activity and there by helps in cellular metabolism which is regulated by oxygen provided during breathing.

Triangle posture, Trikonasana

This is one of the most important postures increases the strength, stamina and concentration level.
It opens up the major joints of the body and gives a perfect stretching providing beautiful body agility and increasing the blood supply to the lungs.
It relieves stress and improves digestion.

Cobra pose, Bhujangasana

Our spine is connected to the brain and so it is important to keep a healthy spine. Cobra pose is the key posture for a good spine which keeps our mind stress and anxiety free. It stretches the lungs, chest, shoulder and abdomen improving muscle relaxation.

It is instrumental in opening the heart and lungs, thus improving breathing. The cardio vascular System works better and much effectively. Relieves fatigue.

Camel posture, Ustrasana

It must be regularly practised to ensure that respiration is improved . It extends the chest and lungs , improving lung capacity. It enables more oxygen supply to the body. It is a very important posture increasing the immunity level of the body.

Garudasana – Eagle pose

This is a beautiful balancing asana which ensures fresh blood flow throughout the entire body by squeezing the pressure points. The points of pressure in the legs and arms boost circulation and release toxins.Focusing on the breathing is very important during the practise of this posture.

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Aug 6 | Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation & Sound Bath for Deep Relaxation

  • August 3, 2020

Bring yourself in a state of deep sacred rest and relaxation to guide you into a peaceful night’s sleep.

About this Event

Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a powerful and accessible, easy and relaxing meditation technique. It’s practiced while in comfortable savanna. Students are led through the five layers of the self into a state of consciousness between sleeping and waking, after which they will feel restored, renewed and with a sense of wholeness.

In a Sound Bath the Sound Healing instruments create vibrations that promote deep relaxation, calm and peace. Each instrument is tuned to specific frequencies and tones which open up the body’s entire energetic system at a cellular level.

This beautiful combination of yoga nidra and sound healing can be deeply supportive for individuals struggling with stress and anxiety, grief, trauma, ptsd, insomnia and other sleep issues, pain, depression. In addition it can help to release blocked emotions, heighten focus and clarity, boost the immune system, connect you to your intuition, open up your creativity and create an overall sense of inner calm and peace.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

It’s beginner friendly so no experience is necessary to participate but can take you deep into a meditative state for the most advanced practitioner. You will simply rest comfortably, and allow yourself to be guided through the yoga nidra and soothing sounds.

Comfortable attire is recommended.

Set up your space with pillows/blankets to get comfy and cozy so that you can create a sacred space for deep rest and relaxation.

***Headphones are suggested for the best experience in the meditation and sound healing. ***

**VERY IMPORTANT RE: ZOOM LINK – Your zoom link, meeting ID and password are included on the order confirmation email you receive after you register. Please look closely and scroll down the entire email and make a note of it. It will also be emailed to you a few days before in a reminder email from Eventbrite and a couple hours before the start of the class again look for an email from Eventbrite **

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Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation & Sound Bath for Deep Relaxation

Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation & Sound Bath for Deep Relaxation

  • August 2, 2020

This post was contributed by a community member.

Bring yourself in a state of deep sacred rest and relaxation to guide you into a peaceful night’s sleep.

About this Event

Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a powerful and accessible, easy and relaxing meditation technique. It’s practiced while in comfortable savanna. Students are led through the five layers of the self into a state of consciousness between sleeping and waking, after which they will feel restored, renewed and with a sense of wholeness.

In a Sound Bath the Sound Healing instruments create vibrations that promote deep relaxation, calm and peace. Each instrument is tuned to specific frequencies and tones which open up the body’s entire energetic system at a cellular level.

This beautiful combination of yoga nidra and sound healing can be deeply supportive for individuals struggling with stress and anxiety, grief, trauma, ptsd, insomnia and other sleep issues, pain, depression. In addition it can help to release blocked emotions, heighten focus and clarity, boost the immune system, connect you to your intuition, open up your creativity and create an overall sense of inner calm and peace.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

It’s beginner friendly so no experience is necessary to participate but can take you deep into a meditative state for the most advanced practitioner. You will simply rest comfortably, and allow yourself to be guided through the yoga nidra and soothing sounds.

Comfortable attire is recommended.

Set up your space with pillows/blankets to get comfy and cozy so that you can create a sacred space for deep rest and relaxation.

***Headphones are suggested for the best experience in the meditation and sound healing. ***

**VERY IMPORTANT RE: ZOOM LINK – Your zoom link, meeting ID and password are included on the order confirmation email you receive after you register. Please look closely and scroll down the entire email and make a note of it. It will also be emailed to you a few days before in a reminder email from Eventbrite and a couple hours before the start of the class again look for an email from Eventbrite **

Register Here – Donation Tiered Pricing



 Yoga for Health Beauty, Immunity

 Yoga for Health Beauty, Immunity

  • August 2, 2020
‘Spread of Yogic education need of hour’
‘Spread of Yogic education need of hour’

Shahnaz Husain

How often do we consider yoga as a tool to enhance beauty, mental peace and boost our immune system? Our immune system is of utmost importance and plays a significant role in keeping us fit, beautiful and healthy.

While there are many ways to stay calm, healthy and look attractive this time of year, yoga has proven to be one of the best ways to not only avoid getting sick but to strengthen your overall immune system along the way.

Yoga helps us fight infections by boosting our immune system, reducing stress and strengthening our body’s functions and systems which leads to  healthy and attractive outlook.

As the country battles the Covid-19 pandemic on a war-footing, India’s traditional system of Yoga has been established as a means to boost immunity and improve overall health and well being. Yoga for immunity is a thing. A consistent yoga practice – along with certain poses in particular – can support and boost the immune system.

Lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and stressful life all lead to a weakened immune system and vulnerability to sickness.

In addition to the basic measures taken this time of year—getting enough sleep, eating whole foods, stressing less—yoga is a proactive way to take control of your health so you can feel cheerful, all year long.

In this fast-moving world where one hardly gets time to take care of himself, here we bring to you a complete yoga routine that you can follow to maintain your immunity.

. You do not have to be born beautiful. You can acquire  beautiful, supple, glowing and flawless  skin by treating     yourself from inside through selection of yoga poses and exercises rather than relying on expensive cosmetics and  time consuming salon treatments  .

You can  enhance your beauty with yoga   by  incorporating   strict guidelines  in your daily life. Regular yoga practice  pranayama, and meditation aid you in  reverse the signs of ageing including wrinkles, saggy skin, crow’s feet and fine lines amongst other .

Pranayam helps purifying the blood because of the increased intake of oxygen, which is very crucial for improving immunity.     Yoga is one of the most effective and time-tested natural immunity boosters that can lead to a healthy, sickness-free body.

Mindfulness meditation can have benefits for health and performance, including improved immune function, reduced blood pressure and enhanced cognitive function.

. Those who regularly practice yoga  and meditation have a certain glow about them that comes from within and radiates outward  .Yoga helps lower stress hormones that compromise the immune system, while also conditioning the lungs and respiratory tract, stimulating the lymphatic system to oust toxins from the body, and bringing oxygenated blood to the various organs to ensure their optimal function  whiich helps us to remain healthy  and attain inner beauty .

Mindfulness meditation can have benefits for health and performance, including improved immune function, reduced blood pressure and enhanced cognitive function. Meditation produces more antibodies in people. It  significantly increases left-sided, anterior brain activation (pattern indicating positive emotions) in meditators (compared to non-meditating controls) and that this activity was associated with the rise in antibodies

The practice of yoga may greatly aid in helping you look more youthful and more refresh.

I have always said that a strong immune system, good health and beauty are complimentary to each other . Unless you are healthy from the inside, you cannot reflect true beauty. For a flawless skin, shiny hair and a slim figure, good health must be on top of the list. In fact, I promoted the Ayurvedic principles of holistic health, with yoga as an integral part of the program. This concept of holistic beauty care was unique and caught on worldwide. In fact, I believe that yoga is very relevant to our modern lifestyle, in terms of both health and beauty. Personally, it has been a part of my life and I have experienced its numerous benefits.

The appeal of Yoga lies in the fact that it helps both body and mind. It not only works on all the muscle groups, but also increases vitality, tones the internal organs, stimulates the nerve centres, relieves stress and clears the mind which boost immunity and  gives  you attractive  personality and  beauty from within . Although it is an ancient Indian discipline, it has also gained relevance as a means of attaining a well-balanced personality and delaying the visible signs of ageing. The other important aspect of Yoga is that it involves breath control and specifies the inhalation and exhalation of breath during the exercises. Thus, it helps oxygenation  which boost immunity  imparts a feeling of physical and mental exhilaration. This is so important for beauty, because feeling good is an integral part of looking good.

Yoga improves blood circulation, including the circulation of blood to the skin surface. This is so important for the good health of the skin, as it helps to supply essential nutrients to the skin. It also promotes the removal of toxins through the skin which boost immunity. This is so important, especially in cases of skin congestion. It tones the skin, improves oxygenation to the skin, imparts a beautiful glow and keeps the skin youthful and free from problems. The same goes for the hair. Yoga helps to promote blood circulation and oxygenation to the scalp and hair follicles. This helps to supply nutrients in the bloodstream to the hair follicles. It promotes hair growth and keeps the scalp healthy.

When we talk of beauty, we do not talk only about the beauty of the face. It also includes the figure, giving it suppleness, good posture and grace. Where the appearance is concerned, a slim figure can take years off and helps in staying youthful for a longer time. It supplies oxygen to every tissue and this, itself makes way for both health and beauty. If you are leading a life that does not provide enough physical activity, you are actually encouraging ageing. Exercise is a potent remedy for pre-mature ageing, not only because it strengthens the body, but also keeps it looking trim ,fit and enhances immunity in body . The yogic asanas are designed to keep the spine and joints flexible and supple. They make the body strong and agile, tone the muscles, improves blood circulation, imparts vitality and enhances both beauty and good health .

Many beauty problems are triggered off by stress. Since yoga helps to induce relaxation and reduce stress, it certainly helps in dealing with stress-related conditions like acne, hair loss, dandruff, etc. Studies conducted on those who practice yoga have shown that positive changes also occur in the personality, in attitudes, emotional stability, self-confidence. It has a direct effect on the mind, emotions and mood. In fact, it is a regular stress-buster and puts the glow back on the skin. You will feel instantly rejuvenated and good about yourself.

Indeed, the benefits of Yoga reflect as external beauty. For a flawless skin, shiny hair and a slim, graceful figure, make yoga a part of your daily life . .

The author is beauty expert from India.

 

 

 

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Vijayawada People Performing Yoga | on Sand Dunes | to Boost Immune System to Fight Against COVID-19 (Video)

  • August 2, 2020

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Modi govt’s boost for Yoga! Ministry of Ayush deploys Yoga instructors for COVID-19 patients in Delhi

  • July 17, 2020
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Modi govt’s boost for Yoga! Once again, the Modi government has emphasized the importance of practicing old-age Yoga at a time when the country is reeling under the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. This time, the government has taken initiatives to help Coronavirus infected patients. According to a statement by Ishwar V Basavaraddi, director, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of Ayush, the government has deployed as many as 30 Yoga instructors in COVID-19 centres that are being run by the Delhi government. Basavaraddi said that these instructors will teach patients yoga every morning for three hours. The decision has come as Yoga is known to benefit and strengthen the immune system of people, and strengthening the immune system is a necessity during these times as Coronavirus directly impacts the immune system of people.

Speaking at a webinar arranged by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Savlon, Ishwar V Basavaraddi said that the Ministry has also undertaken yoga lessons for COVID-19 infected patients in the neighbouring 11 districts. Further, he added that around 500 applications from the Department of Science & Technology have also been sent to them asking the beneficial aspects of yoga, especially for Coronavirus patients. Because of this, he said that the Ministry has taken up three projects with renowned yoga institutes in order to arrive at findings and assess the benefits of Yoga among patients.

He added that the programme is also available for people who have come in contact with any Coronavirus positive patients within their families, or belong to police or medical professions.

Time and again, the Modi-led government has highlighted the need of practising Yoga and staying fit during the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too, in an episode of Mann Ki Baat, has urged people to continue doing Yoga and “pranayam” at their houses in order to improve their mental health as well.

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Perform These Yoga Asanas To Boost Immunity During Monsoon 

Perform These Yoga Asanas To Boost Immunity During Monsoon 

  • July 17, 2020

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Usually when people fall sick, antibiotics and other medicines can help the body to recover from disease. However, modern medicine fails to strengthen our immune system. In fact, although medication helps recover from certain dieases, it weakens the immune system as well. Proper nutrition and practicing yoga can help us with strengthening the body as well as the mind. Yoga is one of the most effective and time-tested natural ways of boosting immunity, being healthy and staying disease free from within.

 

Yoga also helps in lowering the level of stress hormones and strengthens the nervous system, while stimulating the lymphatic system, which removes toxins from the body. Most yoga asanas impact our digestive system in a healing way, leaving us energetic, feeling light, and rejuvenated. It is responsible in keeping our gut healthy and as we all know that 90 per cent of our immunity lies in our gut.

The gut is also the area which involves energy generation. What you eat plays a crucial role to your well-being, but it is not simple. You also need to adhere to basic principles like when to eat, how much food to include per meal, the kind of foods that are good for you, bad habits that can hamper digestion, so on and so forth.

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As Hippocrates once said, ‘All disease is born in the Gut’. Yoga also calms the mind and can contribute to deeper, regulated sleep, which is crucial for wellness; sleep is one of the most important factors in healing and maintaining a healthy immune system.

 

Practice these five asanas in your regular yoga regimen to achieve maximum immunity boost:

 

Ustrasana Or Camel Pose

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Back bends are great for relieving bronchial congestion by opening the heart and lungs. When we sit hunched over a desk all day, our breath becomes shallow and stagnant. Ustrasana allows us to access a deeper, diaphragmatic breath and balance an agitated nervous system while massaging our digestive organs.

 

Ustrasana helps stretch the digestive organs and allowing them to function well. It relieves constipation and promotes gut health. It is beneficial in improving our immune system and keeping us strong from the within. It’s a great asana for women, especially for better menstrual health.

How To Do It:
1. Begin the asana by kneeling on your mat and placing your hands on your hips.
2. You must ensure that your knees and shoulders are in the same line, and the soles of your feet are facing the ceiling.
3. Inhale, and draw your tailbone in towards your pubis. You must feel the pull at the navel.
4. While you are doing that, arch your back. Gently slide your palms over your feet and straighten your arms. 5. Keep your neck in a neutral position. It should not be strained.
6. Hold the position for about 30 to 60 seconds before you release the pose.

Breathe Meditation in Dallas is one of the many places where you can de-stress from your pandemic-induced anxiety.

The Best Spas, Yoga, Meditation and Wellness Spots in Dallas

  • July 14, 2020

Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Facing the pandemic and civil unrest, Dallas residents are mentally and physically unraveling as they come to terms with the not-so-normal “new normal.” And lest we forget the unplanned quarantine-15 abs packed on from stress eating, over-indulgence, boredom or all of the above, one thing is for sure – we’re all in need of a little TLC.

The quest for balance, self-care, optimal health and wellness is often top of mind as we navigate the worrying effects of everyday survival, depressing social media threads and just regular news. So what level of Jumanji are we on now?

“There’s so much uncertainty in this world right now and that is the worst thing for human beings,” licensed psychologist Jenny Jones said on a recent Zoom webinar discussing isolation. “It does debilitating things to us. It leads to depression, and it leads to more loneliness.”

While Dallas is not on complete lockdown (yet), the possibility of even further social distancing is enough to send us into a tailspin. So if you’re feeling on the edge and going to indulge, binge on this. We’ve found several wellness facilities, businesses, programs and services for you to tap into for balance, with a special added touch of normalcy. So breathe deep and soak it in. Your mind and body will thank us later.

Breathe Meditation & Wellness
4131 Lomo Alto Drive

The newly minted studio offers socially distanced meditation classes onsite as well as “breathe at home” virtual meditation and wellness techniques to “ease the stresses of modern life” — healing you from the inside out. Reiki is available in addition to vibrational sound therapy and crowd fave Crystal Bed Therapy, a multi-sensory experience tailored to your chakras for rejuvenation and healing.

Heyy Healer Holistic Health + Wellness Studio
324 E. Belt Line Road., No. 500, Desoto

When all you need is love, Heyy Healer’s “Zen Box” is the coveted gift that keeps on giving. From sage and bath salts to bath bombs and ginger tea, rose oil, ginger candy and more, the Zen Box is the one-stop box for peace, serenity, self-love and healing. Contact Heyy Healer online or via phone for orders.

Dallas Yoga Center
4525 Lemmon Ave. Suite 305

An oldie but goodie, this Dallas yoga staple says it is turning “social distancing into personal and social deepening” with its virtual live stream of yoga, mindfulness and wellness classes for its DYC members. Additionally, through its CARE4 Initiative, the center is giving back to essential workers with free yoga and meditation classes. Currently, the yoga center is only offering virtual classes and is closed for in-person visits.

Hiatus Spa + Retreat Dallas
5560 West Lovers Lane, Ste 250

A relaxing oasis, this popular Big D spa boasts the usual remedies to best treat yourself. The most underrated experience is its “One and Only” pedicure, with a zero-gravity chair, an eye pillow, blanket and warm neck wrap and noise-reducing headphones. Before booking, be sure to check out Hiatus’ COVID-19 Safety Program.

Class Studios
2801 N. Central Expy #200

Kill two birds with one stone at this studio where you can sculpt, sweat and vibe at the same time. Join via livestream or in-studio for the 45-minute SCULPT class. A fusion of heat, rhythm, power and release, this mat-based program proves itself powerful from the inside out, providing much needed attention to both the mind and the body.

Team Bailey Fitness
3711 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.

If you’re battling the quarantine 15, husband and wife duo Cedric and Schnequaw of Team Bailey Fitness has you covered. While their typical group yoga, dance, rhythmic bootcamps and high intensity sessions are on pause for safety precautions, they still offer personalized training, nutrition and meal plans in-person at their TBF Studio in Dallas. Shed the stress, sculpt, tone and embody all things wellness with this dynamic team. Call or visit their website for booking.

Ozone Bar
5360 West Lovers Ln. Suite 210

Whether to boost your immune system, detox or increase circulation, The Ozone Bar is premium in the land of health of wellness — there’s no experience like it. To embrace the luxury of ozone therapy, try the HOCATT sauna machine. Strip down, relax and enjoy 30 minutes of pure oxygen, light and color therapy, micro-currents and more, as you sweat out impurities and toxins, while your entire body (from the neck down) is enclosed in this state-of-the-art machine.

IV Nutrition
4924 Greenville Ave., Ste 100

Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are administered by IV directly into the bloodstream for the ultimate in healing and maximum effects. Sit back, relax and recline as you choose between the “Insane Immune” IV, a full liter bag containing 15 grams of vitamin C, lysine (which purportedly helps fight viral infections), trace minerals, magnesium and all of the B vitamins. The Stress Sedation IV helps to reduce stress and adrenal fatigue while naturally boosting serotonin, melatonin and GABA production and communication in the brain. Yes, please!

Watercolor Meditation with Colorsnack

Colorsnack founder and watercolorist extraordinaire Volta Voloshin-Smith has crafted a unique pivot for her business during the pandemic, and that’s the introduction of watercolor meditation.

“Ever since the pandemic started, I kept coming back to my meditation practice to deal with anxiety,” Voloshin-Smith says. “Being an artist as well, I started combining some of the breathing exercises for mindfulness with simple watercolor techniques, which not only helped me regain my peace but also left me with a colorful painting as a result.”

Voloshin-Smith offers a self-paced virtual watercolor meditation course at the introductory level, combining several breathing and mindfulness exercises for a fun and meditative experience.

The Weed Spot
502 N. Madison Ave.

Not your typical place for “wellness” per se, this Bishop Arts hotspot is the go-to for all things CBD — from coffee and tea to candles, soaps and oils (for you or your pet), in addition to the hottest new rage for your immune system: sea moss. Release your stress and anxiety with a selection of goodies that taste as good as they feel. 

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5 Yoga Asanas To Improve Immunity During Monsoon Season

  • July 12, 2020
Perform These Yoga Asanas To Boost Immunity During Monsoon

Yoga can help you control the risk of several diseases

Highlights

  • Yoga can help boost immunity
  • Eat a healthy diet to support your immune system
  • Drink enough water to stay fit during monsoon

Monsoon brings a variety of infections and diseases. To counter this, it is necessary that you improve the functioning of your immune system. Many don’t know that practicing yoga can help boost immunity. With yoga, there is no excuse of bad weather as it can be easily done at home. All you need to do is roll out your yoga mat and begin your practise of asanas, pranayama or meditation. Here are a few asanas that are designed to give you the added benefits of increased immunity. Therefore, to avoid gaining that extra weight, boost your immunity and keep yourself fit with the following yogic practices safely indoors.

Yoga poses to boost immunity

1. Shalabasana – Locust Pose

Formation of the posture

  • Lie flat on your stomach
  • Arms can be stretched out ahead
  • Keep your knees straight and feet together
  • Inhale and lift your legs and arms up together
  • Lift your head up raising your chest off the floor as much as possible
  • Hold the posture for 10 seconds

Also read: Ways to boost immunity

2. Ardha Chandrasana – Half-moon Pose

Formation of the Posture

  • Begin in Samasthithi
  • Step back with your left leg back, drop your knee and extend your toes out
  • Your legs must be wide enough to align your right knee with the right ankle
  • Push your pelvis downward
  • Raise your arms overhead
  • Bend your upper body back and form an arch (which resembles half a moon)

3. Bakasana

Formation of the posture

  • Begin on all fours with your palms and knees on the ground
  • Place your elbows down aligned shoulder distance and spread our your fingers
  • Bring your knees to your triceps
  • Lean forward shifting your body weight onto your triceps
  • Slowly lift both your feet off the ground and balance
  • Focus at a point and hold

Also read: 5 Natural Immunity Boosters You Must Add To Your Diet

4. Tadasana

Formation of the posture:

  • Stand with your feet together
  • Keep your back straight
  • Bring your palms together and interlock them
  • Inhale and lift your stretch your arms up, palms facing outward
  • Look up and gently drop your head back on your shoulders
  • Hold for 5-10 seconds. Repeat 1-2 times
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Tadasana can help you relieve stress
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5. Kurpa Chaturanga Dandasana – Four-Limbed Staff Pose on Elbows

Formation of the posture

  • Start on all fours, ensuring palms are under the shoulders and knees below hips
  • Lift your knees off the ground and align your pelvis with your shoulders for Plank Pose
  • Slowly drop your elbows on your mat one by one
  • Align your elbows with your shoulders
  • Engage your core

As you prepare to enjoy the monsoon season take all the steps required to boost your immunity. A weak immune system makes one more susceptible to a host of gastrointestinal problems and monsoon related ailments. Water borne infections are also common during the rainy season, and a strong immune system can protect the body. Yoga is the perfect way to keep your immunity levels high, and also stay in great shape. For extra fortification, ensure that there is sufficient inclusion of vitamin C in your diet; this builds resistance against monsoon specific infections and diseases.

Also read: 7 Immunity-Boosting Food

(Grand Master Akshar is a Yoga Master, Spiritual Guide and Lifestyle Coach)
 

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