Yoga for Common Cold
What is Common Cold?
The common cold is an upper respiratory tract infection caused by many different viruses. It can be transmitted by infected airborne droplets or by direct contact with infected secretions.
Symptoms of the common cold include:-
• A cough,
• A sore throat
• A sneezing
• A runny nose.
• sore or scratchy throat,
• watery eyes
• low-grade fever,
• A headache,
• An earache,
• body aches,
• loss of appetite
Statistics of Common Cold:-
• The cold is the most common acute illness within the industrialised world.
• On average, young children develop 6–8 colds per year, and adults have 2–4 colds per year.
• The number of the colds increases rapidly throughout the autumn months, remains high during winter, and decreases during spring.
• Colds occur more commonly during the rainy season in tropical areas.
• In the US, the common cold results in 20 million days of absence from work and 22 million days of absence from school each year.
• Worldwide, 25 million people visit the GP with uncomplicated upper respiratory tract infections each year.
Yoga For Common Cold:-
• The Uttanasana or Standing Forward Bend, as it is called, is known to enhance blood circulation.
• It helps to send a new batch of blood to the head, thereby clearing out blockages and sinuses.
• It invigorates the nervous system and relieves stress and tension.
2. Adho Mukha Svanasana:-
• The Adho Mukha Svanasana or the Downward Dog Stretch is an asana where your heart is placed higher than the head.
• There is a reverse pull of gravity that happens when you do that, and this aids in the proper circulation of the lymph and the blood.
• The mild inversion allows a free flow of white blood cells throughout the body and also helps to drain out the sinuses.
• This asana also called the Camel Pose, opens up the chest and clears out all the passages.
• It is essential to try and breathe as much as you can while you are in this pose.
• This will help open up all the blocked areas that are causing the cold.
• The Dhanurasana or the Bow Pose gives your back, chest, neck, and stomach a good stretch.
• It also opens up your chest and neck.
• Hence, it will improve breathing when you are down with a cold.
• This asana is a great relaxant, especially if you find yourself unable to sleep owing to the cold.
What food to eat if you have suffering from a common cold?
• Medicated Water
• Green Tea
• Foods Containing Vitamin C
• Honey and Ginger
So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do if you are suffering from a common cold.