How can breathing exercises help with COVID-19?

The COVID-19 virus dominantly affects the respiratory system. We are in the midst of dealing with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and people are trying every bit to protect themselves from the deadly disease. Between 60% to 65% of the patients are suffering from difficulty in breathing due to new strains of coronavirus. While long-term effects of covid are still being studied, it has been established that it affects the respiratory system. So lungs are reported as the battlefield for covid and whenever we talk about lung health, we cannot avoid topics of breathing exercises. Even after recovery from covid 19, some people suffer from pneumonia and even acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

The yogic technique of breathing is called PRANAYAMA which can be extremely beneficial in protecting you from the respiratory syndrome. When you start practicing breathing exercises, it helps to increase the oxygen levels. Due to increased intake of oxygen, healing is sped up and accelerated. Also, it enhances immune response, psychological healing, and overall wellness. Hence pranayama is done correctly and regularly, it offers a wide range of benefits physically, mentally, and emotionally. In these tough times, pranayama can be an easy way to help you to fight the coronavirus.

Other benefits:
Helps to clear out the nasal passage and stuffy nose.
Alleviates digestive problems
Helps to relieve stress and calms the mind


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