Siddhar Yogam in Clinical Management of COVID-19
Keywords:Astaangayogam, pranayamam, Siddha, COVID-19
COVID-19 causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11th March 2020. Many countries across the globe joined their hands to battle against the novel coronavirus. Medical experts are working at breakneck speed to find a cure for the highly infectious COVID-19.The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread its wings in India. As the number of cases has been increasing, it isimportant to take care of our immune system to battle the infection. The spread of COVID-19 has put the focus on building our immunity to overcome this pandemic. We believethat the yoga practices, immensely contributes to immunity building. Yoga is one way to naturally uplift our vitality without stepping out of our home during this lockdown.As per Siddha concept,YOGAM controls five senses (Touch, Vision, Hearing, Taste and Smell) with the harmonization of mind. Yogam is the harmonisation of mind and body, explained in Siddha literatures as eight steps- Astaangayogam.Yoga-asanam, the third step of Astaangayogam depicts various physical postures for the control of mind and body, Where Ppranayamam, the fourth step of Astaangayogam. Pranayamam, one of the means to rejuvenate the body, achieved through the art of breathing which has a direct bearing on the basal metabolic rate and the span of longevity.
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