Build your Immunity to Boost your Health
Modern lifestyle is plagued with innumerable diseases and hence maintaining good immunity becomes highly essential to fight any disease. Presently, the world is in a medical turmoil due to the emergence of COVID-19. This has compelled each individual to think about boosting once immunity, not only for tackling the present scenario but also prevent and manage many other medical conditions. Here, are some simple tips for you to boost your immunity!
Use an immunomodulator- a formulation or a herb which strengthens the immune system. Ayurveda explains ‘Rasayana Chikitsa’ (rejuvenation) as the science of upholding body’s immunity. Chayawanprash, Dashamoola Rasayana, Agastya Haritaki are some of the Rasayana’s good for boosting immunity.
M- Medicine (Herbal)
Herbs such as Tulsi, Turmeric, Amla, Neem, Ashwagandha and Garlic are known for their immunity boosting effects. They have having anti- microbial, macrophagic, anti-inflammatory actions and therefore stimulate immunity. Different formulations like kashaya (decoction), vati (tablets), churna (powders) etc are made by using these herbs .
Agni (digestive fire) is the key metabolic factor to maintain health or cause a disease. To ensure agni is maintained, it’s important that you follow proper eating habits wrt quality, quantity and time of food.
U- Utilize time effectively
Body and mind have to be in a state of harmony to maintain health and fight an illness. So being positive is incredibly important. You have to follow the five yama’s and niyama’s (principles of right living and ethical rules) prescribed by Yoga sutra’s. Yama’s and niyama’s teach you to embrace cleanliness and contentment, to purify yourselves, to repeatedly study and observe your habits and to surrender to something greater than yourself.
N- No to negativity
A negative mind doesn’t allow positive thinking and tries to find faults in everything. When in strain or stress negative thoughts can create imbalance in the dosha’s (bodily constituents) which in turn can impair health by lowering your immunity. So it’s essential you rework on your emotions to move from negativity to utmost pleasantness.
I- Idealize healthy body
Detoxification cleanses your body and makes you vibrant through changing seasons. Ayurveda details different detox procedures across seasons based on the state of your dosha, and Naturopathy details detox based on the principles of eliminating your accumulated morbid matter.
T- Time for Reflexion
Each day, just give yourself 10 minutes and reflect upon your ignorance or mistakes. Give yourself the right and correct guidelines to avoid those mistakes again.
Stress influences immune responses and repeated stress therefore reduces immunity. Yoga, if practiced is your best way to destress. Regular practices of yoga asana’s, pranayama, relaxation and meditation techniques bring positive immunological changes in your body thus lowering your stress.