Hepatitis is a condition of inflammation of the liver due to an infection. While it may turn the skin color to a tinge of yellow, there are other symptoms that must be treated with prescription medication. However, you can use these yogic tips to keep your liver healthy and maintain strong immunity.
How to prevent hepatitis?
The first step would be to ensure you consume food low in spices and oil as these are easier to digest. Hygiene must be maintained in the food and water that is consumed. It is necessary to sanitize hands properly before eating. Drinking boiled water 30 minutes before and after meals and drinking warm water on an empty stomach are good practices. Eat regular meals which include clean fruits and vegetables. A healthy lifestyle makes the immune system stronger. Substance abuse is prohibited and so is unnecessary consumption of medication.
What yoga postures will help in preventing hepatitis?
Perform these exercises regularly to experience their benefits:
- The wind release pose
Clasp your left knee with your arms as you lie on the floor and try to lift your head up to touch the knee. Repeat the same pose with the right knee this time. If comfortable, try doing this while clasping both knees at the same time.
- The cobra pose
Lie on your stomach and raise your torso off the floor while keeping the weight on the arms. Exhale and return to the start position.
- The locust pose
Lie on your stomach and stretch alternate legs high and straight up as much as possible. Hold it in position. After it is done for individual legs, lift both together. Do this 2-3 times.
- The bow pose
Start with lying flat on your stomach with legs straight and arms by your side. Fold the legs and catch the ankles with your hands. Try to raise the legs higher. Form a bow shape by simultaneously raising your neck and head. Repeat this thrice.
- The yoga Pose
Sit in the happy pose and catch the wrist of your left hand with the right hand behind. While inhaling, pull your shoulders backwards. While exhaling, bend forward till the forehead touches the right knee. Repeat this for the middle and the left knee.
- Seated forward bend pose
Sit with your legs stretched in front and knees touching. Keeping the knees to the ground, exhale and bend forward to touch your forehead to the knees while holding your toes. Stay like this for ten seconds before starting off again.
- Standing wheel pose
Stand with your feet together and hands interlocked. While inhaling raise the arms backwards over the head and stay like this for 6 seconds. Bend forward and swing the arms behind while exhaling. Now interlock the fingers and stretch the arms upwards towards the head. Inhale and return to the original pose. This must be done twice.
- Yogendra pranayama 4
Place a hand on your navel while lying flat on the floor and legs folded at the knees. Concentrate as you do deep abdominal breathing. Inhale and exhale equal counts starting from 3 seconds up to 8 seconds.
About the author: A dynamic and charismatic personality, Smt. Hansaji, present Director of The Yoga Institute is an epitome of empowered woman and has dedicated her life to the running of the Institute and to teaching yoga as a way of life in a completely practical way. Hansaji has been selected as ‘The Woman of the Year – 2000’ by the American Biographical Institute, U.S.A. for her outstanding accomplishment and the noble example she has set for her peers and entire community. She is perhaps best known throughout the nation due to her involvement in the popular television series ’Yoga for Better Living’, first aired in 1980.