Is lockdown making you anxious and depressed?
Yoga can boost your mental and physical fitness by improving sleep, busting stress, strengthening your heart and more...
"Most people in this country believe that yoga is just postures which unfortunately is not true today. In fact, a large part of yoga is meditation and breathing techniques that ameliorate stress," said Indranill Basu-Ray from Memphis Veteran Hospital in Tennessee and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at University of Memphis.
Yoga and Meditation practice boosts immunity working at many levels including neural. Thus, it is important to practise a daily dose of postures (asanas) and meditation to keep away anxiety, depression and attendant decrease in immunity," he said.
People are forced to isolate and stay in their homes like in this Covid-19 pandemic, it created a great deal of anxiety and depression. Both anxiety and depression have adverse effects physically and can actually bring down your immunity to viral infections.