Recently, a spike in dengue cases has been seen in several cities in India, especially among children. The current environment provides an environment conducive to the reproduction of the Aedes mosquito, vector of several arboviruses including dengue fever and the Zika virus. The increasing number of dengue fever cases prompted the authorities to take preventive measures. However, people are also advised to take precautions on their personal level. From wearing long sleeves to avoiding standing water in homes, here are some basic steps to follow.
But in case you get infected, good nutrition, rest, and some gentle yoga poses can help you recover from the disease. Even if you are well and healthy, including some yoga poses and asanas, like Malasana, Vajrasana and Paschimottanasana with Bhramari pranayama, will not cause any harm.
Vajrasana (lightning pose)
Sit on your knees and rest your pelvis on your heels. Make sure your heels are slightly apart. Now place your palms on your thighs, straighten your spine and look forward.
Malasana (garland pose)
Stand up straight with your arms at your sides. Slowly bend your knees to lower the pelvis and place it on your heels. Make sure the feet stay flat on the floor. (You can either put your palms on the ground or if possible join them in front of your chest)
Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)
Sit in Dandasana, where your legs are stretched forward. (bend the knees slightly only if necessary). Now raise your arms and keep your back straight. Exhale and bend forward, bring your arms to your toes and try to grab with your fingers. Hold your body in this pose for 10 seconds.
Sit in one of the poses, Sukhasan, Ardhapadmasan or Padmasana, which is comfortable for you. Straighten your spine and close your eyes. Place your thumbs on the flap on the outside of your ear, your index finger should be on your forehead, your middle finger on the medial canthus, and your ring finger on the corner of your nostril. While performing this pranayama, make sure your mouth is closed.
Inhale, hold it for 10 seconds and slowly exhale making a humming sound.