Episode: 29

COVID-19 & What We Can Do as Yoga Teachers (Respiratory health & immunity focus)

Welcome to Episode 29 of Let’s Talk Yoga!

After a year of recording the first COVID case in the US, I think this conversation is overdue. I want to specifically talk about the role of yoga and COVID19. In today’s solo episode, I share some practical ways to improve or restore respiratory health and boost immunity. Yoga for immunity seems to have dominated google search a lot in the past year! Yes, yoga can help 100% boost immunity & respiratory health. There’s no doubt about it…In this conversation, I also explore what to do for this as well as how to help students who have recovered from COVID19.

I share the best yoga poses to boost immunity & respiratory health in yoga. We also talk about pranayama practices for COVID19, kriyas and most importantly what kind of practice to adopt if you’ve been diagnosed with COVID19 & how yoga can support your recovery process.

This may be of help to you or somebody you know. Ask your teachers for help to identify or include what has been mentioned in this episode in your practice. If you’re a Yoga teacher, you can make a workshop or a mini-series on everything that’s mentioned in this episode.

As COVID-19 targets respiratory health and immunity, I’m getting this out as our part in strengthening or restoring respiratory health and the immune system. Tune in as this is an empowering episode however you integrate yoga into your life.

Episode Highlights:

  • Part 1: Leveraging the physical practice of yoga to boost respiratory health and immunity
  • Why inversions matter & how to do inversions even if you’re a beginner
  • Backward bending poses & the different kinds
  • Part 2: Deep-dive on pranayama for COVID19
  • A few things to know about pranayama
  • Part 3: How to use kriyas to boost respiratory health
  • Jal Neti Kriya
  • Part 4: Meditation
  • Part 5: The kinds of practices to offer to someone regaining their strength from COVID

Here’s are some yoga poses sequence examples of poses to include in your yoga class or practice…

  1. Adhomukha Swanasana
  2. Uttanasana
  3. Prassarita Paddottanasana
  4. Sarvangasana
  5. Shirshasana
  6. Setu Bandhasana
  7. Dhanurasana
  8. Vipreeta Karani
  9. Supta Matsyasana
  10. Supta Baddhakonasana

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