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COVID-19 coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus is originated in Wuhan, China but now it is not limited to a country or a region , The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19 coronavirus is a virus of SARS family.
Symptoms of COVID-19
  • fever
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • pneumonia in both lungs 
who are on more risk
People 65 years or older, and/or people with medical issues, like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, or a weakened immune system, are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID‑19.
If you are a high-risk individual and you develop fever or symptoms, call your doctor.
HOW we can help to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus, including COVID‑19:
· Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.
· If no soap and water are available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
· Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
·Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
·Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
·social distancing involves staying away from other people to avoid catching or spreading illness.

How yoga can help in prevention of coronavirus COVID‑19/ other virus

As we know the people with good immune system are at low risk. There are more than 200 different viruses that can enter our body at any moment. In our hectic, everyday lives, we're prone to runny noses, coughs, head colds, stomach aches and many other illnesses we can certainly work our way to strengthen our defense mechanism. Yoga, perhaps, is one of the most effective and time-tested natural immunity boosters that we can adopt for a healthier life.
Colds are caused by bacteria that affect the upper respiratory system, causing stuffiness, coughing, and sore throat. If the immune system is weak, the bacteria can go into the lungs and cause bronchitis or pneumonia. Yoga is one of the main tools for maintaining the health of our respiratory system. Breathing technique and asana (posture) help improve the mechanical efficiency of our lungs by conditioning the repertory tract that increases the elasticity and strength of the whole lung. This helps prevent infection
Some Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) to boost your immune system.

Yogic breathing is known as Pranayama (Breathing Techniques). Stress is one of the most serious reasons for poor immune system. When you are stressed out your internal environment is unbalanced and bacteria and viruses start attacking the body. Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) reduces stress levels and fight against anxiety to boost immune system. Through Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) we control our breathing elongating the inhales and exhales which help to improve our nervous system, provide more oxygen in our blood and anxiety levels begin to abate. Consequently our body automatically re-balances and restores immune system. 
1. Bhramari Pranayama (The Humming Bee Breathing Technique)
2. Kapalbhati Pranayama (Forehead Shining Breathing Technique)
3. Anuloma Viloma Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique)
4. Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellow Breathing Technique – Breath of Fire)
Asana / Physical exercise to improve immunity-
There are many asana which can help to boost immunity but the simple and best is Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation it is a sequence of 12 powerful yoga poses
Surya Namaskar

1: Prayer pose – Pranamasana

  tand at the end of your mat, keep your feet together and distribute your weight on both feet equally.
   Open your chest and just relax your shoulders.
   Breathe in and lift both your arms up from the sides.
   Exhale and bring your palms together in a prayer position in front of your chest.

2: Raised arms pose – Hastauttanasana

   Breath in and lift your arms up and back.
   Make sure that your biceps are close to your ears.
  Make effort to stretch your whole body starting from the heels up to the finger tips.

3: Hand to foot pose – Hasta Padasana

  Breathing out and bend forward from your waist while keeping your spine straight.
  Exhale and completely bring your hands down to the floor beside your feet.

4: Equestrian pose – Ashwa Sanchalanasana

   Breath in and push your right leg as far back as possible.
   Bring your right knee to the floor and slowly look up.

5: Stick pose – Dandasana

   Breath in and take your left leg back
   Bring your whole body in a straight line.

6: Salute with eight parts or points – Ashtanga Namaskara

   Gradually bring your knees down to the floor then exhale.
   Slightly take your hips back and slide forward.
   Relax your chest and chin on the ground.
   Elevate your posterior a little bit.

7: Cobra pose – Bhujangasana

    Slide forward and raise your chest up into the Cobra pose.
    Keep your elbows bent and fixed in this pose.
    Keep your shoulders away from your ears.
    Slowly look up.

8: Mountain pose – Parvatasana

     Breath out and lift your hips as well as your tail bone up.
     Put your chest downwards to create an inverted V pose.

9: Equestrian pose – Ashwa Sanchalanasana

    Breath in and bring your right foot forward in between the two hands.
     Bring your left knee down to the ground.
     Press your hips down then look up.

10: Hand to foot pose – Hasta Padasana

     Breath out and bring your left foot forward.
     Keep your palms on the ground.
     You can bend your knees, if you feel some discomfort.

11: Raised Arms Pose- Hastauttanasana

     Breath in and roll your spine up,
     Make your hands go up and bend backwards a little bit
     Push your hips slightly outward.

12: Prayer pose – Pranamasana

   tand at the end of your mat, keep your feet together and distribute your weight on both feet equally.
    Open your chest and just relax your shoulders.
    Breathe in and lift both your arms up from the sides.
    Exhale and bring your palms together in a prayer position in front of your chest.

Be aware , keep yourself clean and hygienic, increase your immunity ,avoid travelling,  aware other to fight with novel coronavirus COVID-19 coronavirus

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Yoga can help in Anxiety

What Is Anxiety?
Generally speaking, anxiety is a disorder that instigates fear, worry, apprehension, and nervousness. You can’t sleep, can’t concentrate at work, and can’t even enjoy life with friends because you’re worried about Exam, Future, work, debt and/or your marital status People can be in a general state of worry when they face a challenge. This is normal. It becomes a concern when the worry interferes with your sleep or daily activities. Anxiety occurs when your reaction is out of proportion to what is usually expected when you face a situation. Anxiety is nothing but a state of mind disturbance or fear where the cause is often unidentified. Although mild anxiety is very normal but it can be damaging in its advance levels.  Due to anxiety your body and mind goes extreme state of stress Stress, fear, anxiety if we start counting all those instances in life when we experienced these emotions, we may just lose count! Anxiety about an exam result or the reaction of our parents to the report card; nervousness about the first date or a job interview – we all would have lived through these moments. A little bit of fear is normal; in fact, just like salt in the food, it is needed so that we remain disciplined, focused and dynamic.The problem starts when this fear becomes persistent and so intimidating as to start interfering with our everyday life. Then it becomes an anxiety disorder – a state of excessive uneasiness, worry, or fear of the unknown, which needs to be treated – and this is where yoga can help.
Symptoms of an anxiety disorder:

1.You feel unusually panic, scared and uneasy.
2.Excessive Worrying
3.You tend to get uncontrolled, obsessive thoughts of past traumatic experiences.
4.You wake up from frequent nightmares.
5.You tend to repeatedly wash your hands.
6.You have problems sleeping.
7.Your hands and feet stay unusually sweaty.
8.You get frequent palpitations.
How yoga can help in Anxiety?
Yoga, pranayama and meditation are three powerful tools that are used for reduction and prevention of state of anxiety,Yoga and pranayama  and meditation  play an important role in your life to become healthy. Yoga brings stability, calms the mind, improve blood circulation and cure depression stress and anxiety. these exercises grow the mental power of self-belief, strength of mind, attentiveness, determination, and tolerance. And when all three are practiced together they will create an even stronger effect on relaxing the mind and sentiment. The breath also plays an important role in several cases of excess anxiety. To control anxiety due to breathing pranayama is best option, pranayama is a yogic breathing exercises. With the help of this the nervous system is naturally calmed and quieten. With a regular practice one can understand how to intentionally maintain a slow and calm breath every times to stop or control extreme states of anxiety. Sit Cari and Shitali pranayamas are helpful in case of anxiety due to breathing.

The mind plays an important role in case of long-term anxiety. Yoga and meditation permit us to have rule over our feelings through mental disconnection and the capability to focus the mind on the present experience. 
yoga postures
These yoga postures can help achieve a happy and healthy mind and body. Asanas help release tension and negativity from the system.
1.Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

2.Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

3.Janu Shirsasana (One-Legged Forward Bend)

4.Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

5.Marjariasana (Cat Stretch)

6.Paschimottanasana (Two-Legged Forward Bend)

7.Hastapadasana (Standing Forward Bend)

8.Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)

9.Sirsasana (Headstand)

10.Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

Do these yoga pose daily for stability, calms the mind, improve blood circulation and cure depression stress and anxiety

Other way to relax in life?

1. Spend time with good people.
2. Laughter is the medicine of life.
3. Important to make room for relaxation.
4. Accept Stress and take it positively.
5. Relax your body by pranayama breathing techniques
6. Have a healthy diet, avoid excessive caffeine, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, drink more water.
6. Running jogging, walking in the park, swimming, cycling,
7. Think positively.
8. Spend time with positive people and avoid negative thinkers.
9.Think always logically when you are stressed.
10.Do meditation daily in a quiet place.
11.Stop feeling guilty or do not blame.
12.Each person has different expectations and priorities. Expecting more from life, let you unsatisfied.
13. Take care of things before they become a big problem.
Hope this may help you, do it under guidance of good teacher hope you find good teacher for  
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Memory Enhancement by Yoga & Meditation
Your brain plays a phenomenal role in carrying out daily tasks. Your ability to respond, comprehend, perceive and function well is related to the health of your brain.There are many yogic techniques that stimulate the brain and nervous system to improve memory and concentration. Dhayana, the sixth limb of yoga, is a state of focused attention used during asana, pranayama and meditation. Dhayana trains the mind to become clear, focused and one-pointed. Yoga is a science that harnesses the innate capability of the body to improve its powers and functioning. It can act as an instant cognitive boost. It helps relieve stress, which enhances the operation of the brain. Also, breathing through the left nostril activates the right brain and vice versa. 
Best Asana for brain

1-Padmasana (lotus pose)

get into a seated position and sit cross-legged, by placing your right foot onto your left thighs  and your left foot onto your right thighs, with the soles of your feet pointing upwards. Keep your hands in gyan mudra position, with your index finger and thumb together and extend the rest of your fingers downwards. Inhale deeply and exhale.

2.Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)

Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you, with the tops of your thighs pressed into the floor as far as you can. Breathe in as you lean forward from your hips and extend your arms and reach as far forward as you can. Then exhale when you’ve stretched out completely. Place on your hands on the sides or on the soles of your feet

3. Halasana (plow pose)

Lie flat on your back with your arms and palms facing downwards and flat on the ground. Use your abdominal muscles and the help of your hands with them on your hips to raise your legs. Sweep them over your head till your toes touch the floor above your head in this lying down position. Inhale while you do so. Hold this position for a few seconds before bringing your legs back to its original position. 

4.Tadasana(Mountain pose)

From a standing position, bring the feet Lift up the toes, spread them wide and place them back on the floor. Feel your weight evenly balanced through the bottom of each foot, not leaning forward or back.Inhale and lift out of the waist, pressing the crown of the head up towards the ceiling, feeling the spine long and straight. Exhale and drop the shoulders down and back as you reach the fingertips towards the floor.

5. Padangusthasana or big toe pose

Stand straight with your feet at least 6 inches apart and legs straight.Keeping your legs straight, bend forward and touch your forehead to your knees. Try to move your torso and head together.
Straighten and bend back in cycles, but holding your toes all the time. Increase the torso stretch with every instance of stretching.

6. Vrikshasana Tree stand pose 

Stand erect. Keep the feet together.Fold the right leg and placed it at the top of left thighs with the toes of right leg should pointed downwards.The right leg should perpendicular to the left leg.Extend your arms above your head.Inhale and try to make Namaskar mudra with your palms.Balance the pose as long as you can because balancing is utmost important in Tree pose.Try to make your spine straight and feel the stretching from toes to fingers.With deep exhale bring your arms and leg down.Repeat the same with left leg. It completes one round.Do three-five rounds.

7. Sirsasana (headstand)

interlock the fingers, palms forming a cup. Place the head on the formed cup so that the crown of the head touches the palms. Raise the knees from the floor by pulling the toes towards the head. Slowly raise your legs upwards from the floor. After the body gets properly balanced in this position, gradually and slowly straighten the legs.Take care that you maintain equilibrium and you don’t fall backwardsMake sure that the spine and thighs are in line, straight and vertical.Relax the whole body as much as possible.Close the eyesBreathe slowly and deeply.This is the final pose of sirsasana. Stay in the final pose for a comfortable length of time.  Come back by flexing the knees and sliding them down to the floor in reverse order.

8.Best Pranayam for brain

Bhramari Pranayama Or Humming Bee Breathing

The humming bee breathing can improve your memory as well as concentration. It can help release any negative emotions from your mind and calm you down as well. Perform this pose every day to experience the calmness associated with the humming sound vibrations. You can also use this as an antidote to stress or fatigue.
Find a quiet, airy spot and sit down with your eyes closed. Smile gently.
Notice the sensations your body experiences within and the quietness around you.
Now put your index fingers onto your ears in the cartilage between the ear and cheek.
Inhale deeply. As you exhale, press gently down onto the cartilage.
Keeping it pressed, make a loud bee-like humming sound. Higher pitched sounds work better, but if you are more comfortable with a low pitch that's fine too.
Inhale again and repeat this 3-4 times.

Best way to improve brain and memory enhancement is meditation

Yogic meditation can also help the mind achieve its full potential. It can make you more positive and less stressed. One such meditation that can help you is the calm heart meditation with anjali mudra or salutation pose.
Settle down in a comfortable position on the ground or in a chair, in jnana mudra (with the thumb and index fingers of each hand touching), hands on knees with palms facing upward.
Relax any tension in your body as you feel your spine rise up out of your pelvic region. Let the back of your neck lengthen and your chin rest gently downward.
Focus on the center of your chest and start to chant "Om" as you exhale. It should feel like the sound is emerging from your chest itself.
Feel each progressive "Om" resonate and vibrate more, opening up your heart and washing away stress and tension. Do this repeatedly for a few minutes or as long as you wish. Most people meditate between 10 and 30 minutes.
When you want to end the meditation, bring your hands together in the salutation pose or anjali mudra, palms flat against each other and head bowed.
This technique will ease tensions, wash away anxiety, and calm the mind. It will also help you better manage the emotional ups and downs you experience every day.

Now that you know which asanas and breathing and massage techniques can boost your brain power, learn how to perfect these movements and practices under the guidance of a yoga teacher

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Ushapana , the magical, scientific free Water therapy 

Water therapy has been known in India since ages. The ancient Indian text and traditions describe it as ushapana ( drinking water in the early hours before sunrise)

Healing benefits
The technique described as ushapana in ancient indian text is an integral part of naturopathy.  'Sickness association' Japan's  organization for health experimented and certified the positive benefits of this water therapy.

This therapy give remedial effects to the following major disease of health problems
1. Headache, blood pressure, anemia, obesity, arthritis, joint pain
2. Cough, chronic, cold, asthma
3.meningitis, hyper acidity, liver problem
4. Constipation , gastritis, weak digestion
5. Irregular menstrual cycle
6.urine infection

Method- it is most effective to drink water empty stomach early in the morning. if you get up late due to some constraints, you may do this whenever you get up. The best practice is to drink water soon after leaving the bed. Remember don't brush your teeth before drinking water.
Process is as follows sit and drink slowly, drink as much as you can in normal case for a adult of around 60 kg weight the right amount of water is 1 liter un one sitting. For more weight should drink 1.25 or so on.
In starting if you find difficult to drink to much water try to drink as much as you can and slowly increase the amount in few days. Always remember that water should be clean and drinking quality for more benefit drink water stored overnight in a utensils made up of copper.

Most beneficial setting posture is ukduasan , sit with only the sole of feet touching the floor there should be minimum gap between the legs. However any setting posture is good.

Drink water in sitting posture and after drinking complete water stand up and do tadasan- triyaktadasan-katickrasan 5-5 each for more benefit.

Important note-

Should not eat of drunk any thing for atleast 45 minutes
If one feel cold, throat pain, fever or weakness , should not drink cold water, slightly less or more warm water will be better.
If someone feel warm or have some burning sensation then one should normal temperature water 
For first 10-15 days the quantity and frequency of urination might increase.
Eat little lesser then your hunger and chew it thoroughly
Don't drink water while eating, if it is necessary take a few 3-4 ships of water
Drink good amount of water after 1 to 1.5 hours of eating.

Scientific justification
The stomach are physically dull during the sleep. But all the physiological and biochemical activities continue. The metabolic activity during the digest the food intake. The vital chemical produced are distributed in the different part of body Drinking of water in adequate amount immediately after getting up fill the empty stomach helps it's excess supply necessary to flush out the harmful substance remaining in the body.

Why drink without brushing
Saliva produced during the night contain certain types of unhealthy substance. A layer of these remains coated on the teeth and tongue. Drinking large amount of water in this stake takes these substance inside in a very dilute from which works as a vaccine and helps body to produce antibodies chance improve our immunity.
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Why we need asana in yoga Practice

Why do we do the physical practice in yoga is it to become more flexible – both physically and mentally? Is it a just Physical Exercise? Or we need some thing else?

“asana” has become synonymous with “yoga” in the minds of most people. but it is a only one part of yoga  When yoga was introduced in the West, the postures were easy to popularize, asana practice has been easy to market but there are many other things but today we discuss Asana

Asanas, the postures practiced in yoga, comprise the third limb. In the yogic view, the body is a temple of spirit, the care of which is an important stage of our spiritual growth. Through the practice of asanas, we develop the habit of discipline and the ability to concentrate, both of which are necessary for meditation Asana is one of the most important part of yoga
But the practice of asanas is not just physical exercise rather it requires the participation of one’s whole being, with awareness of oneself in relation to the physical position and movement, the breath, relaxation of the muscles and so forth. Our real existence has three aspects body, mind, and consciousness. By doing asanas we are aiming to influence all three aspects into one harmonious whole.
According to maharishi  patanjali Asana is

                          स्थिरसुखमासनम् ॥४६॥
               An asana is what is steady and pleasant

The main purpose of Asana is to prepare oneself so that one can be steady and comfortable to sit and meditate. That’s why ultimately two most important asanas are Padmasana (Lotus pose) & Siddhasana (Perfect pose). When one is able to maintain a posture for 2-3 hours in a steady and comfortable way then one can be accepted as a master of asana.
While practicing asanas, we need relaxed and deep breathing and we need to be very much aware of posture and different stretched and contracted parts of the body while holding the posture, a yogi needs to relax the stressed parts and develop steady and comfortable posture.

But today, people often go to “yoga” classes to enhance their physical fitness only, and in most classes asanas are taught as a means of addressing the concerns of the body only but the practice of asana is also done for opening the energy channels (nadis) and psychic centers (chakras). Asana practice helps one to develop control over body and in turn by having control over the body, the mind is also controlled. When a yogi practices asana, prana in nadis flows freely and because of which there are lesser chances of disease. Because when prana flow through blocked energy channels (nadis) , it invites many diseases in the body. Stiffness in the body is due to blockages and accumulation of toxins. By opening the energy channels, prana begins to flow, toxins are removed and the body becomes light and flexible. When a yogi increases the flow of prana in the body, performing different mudras and pranayama also becomes very easy. And one can also perform very difficult asanas very easily.
And when one can be steady and comfortable to sit it helps him to mediate for a long time because meditation was the goal and asanas were a means of enhancing the capacity of the body and mind so that a person could sit in meditation for long periods with as few distractions as possible and it helps us in our yogic path it helps us to understand our self and the world and it solve the purpose of yoga the union it make union of body and mind and the union of mind and soul and the union of soul with supreme power