“Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes, It’s both preventable and reversible” according to the World Health Organization. Two of the five parasite species that cause malaria in humans, however, are the most dangerous.
Fever, headache, and chills are the most common symptoms of malaria, which develop 10–15 days after the infective mosquito bite. These symptoms might be minor and difficult to detect; but, if left untreated, P. falciparum malaria can cause severe disease and death within 24 hours. When recuperating from malaria, the most important element to consider is your immunity, and while diet limitations are necessary, including exercise in your fitness programme will assist boost your immune system.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Grand Master Akshar, a Yoga Master and Spiritual Guru, backed up our assertion by sharing five tips for speeding up your recovery from the mosquito-borne infectious disease:
1. Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose/Diamond Pose) –
Kneel on the floor and rest your pelvis on your heels to begin. Pull your knees and ankles together and point your feet in line with your legs to keep your heels close to each other.
Adjust your pelvis gently backward and forward until you’re comfortable by placing your palms on your knees or thighs. As you sit back on your legs, exhale.
Vajrasana not only helps to keep the mind quiet and stable, but it also relieves digestive acidity and gas generation, strengthens the thigh muscles, and relieves back pain. The exercise strengthens the sexual organs and aids in the treatment of urinary issues.
2. Take a Siddha Walk –
The practise of performing siddha walk is walking from south to north while tracing the figure 8. This walking in an 8-shaped pattern from the south to the north must be done for 5 minutes. After completing the requisite number of circles, you must reverse directions and walk for another 5 minutes from north to south. It is best to go for a siddha stroll first thing in the morning. You’ll notice the benefits and an increase in your vitamin D levels after three weeks of doing this consistently.
3. Shakti Mudra, or Power Gesture –
Shakti means “power” and “mudra” means “hand gesture,” as the name implies. It’s a hand movement that conveys strength or power. Our immune system is strengthened by Shakti Mudra. It helps the nerves to function properly, and the body gets more energetic as a result. The radiance of the face improves as well, and sleep disturbances are reduced.
To begin, sit in any comfortable seating position and place your hands on your thighs or knees, palms facing upwards. Take any of the following poses: Padmasana, Siddhasana, Swastikasana, and Vajrasana. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths while paying attention to the process. Now press your thumb on your palm with your index and middle fingers.
Maintain the straightening of your ring and little fingers. Bring both hands to your chest and use the ring finger of one hand to contact the ring finger of the other, and the little finger of the other hand to touch the little finger. Make a fist with both of your hands. By clearing the mind of all thoughts, the mind can be focused solely on OM. It should be done with both hands at the same time.
From your side, do not slow down or hurry up your breathing. Every day, for 30 minutes at a stretch, or 10 to 12 minutes three times a day, do this stance. This Mudra can be done while standing in Tadasana (Mountain pose) or while sitting on a chair.
The spiritual, mental, and emotional benefits of Shakti mudra are numerous. Shakti mudra is thought to be highly helpful in reducing stress. This mudra provides a relaxing impact on the entire body when practised. It provides you with long-term tranquilly and stability. If a person’s body is weak, he can infuse fresh strength into it by practising this mudra on a regular basis.
4. Bhastrika Pranayama –
Sukhasan, Ardhapadmasan, or Padmasana are good options. Close your eyes and keep your back straight. Fill your lungs with air by inhaling deeply. Completely exhale. Now, if you breathe for 6 counts, you must exhale for 6 counts. Breathing should be done at a ratio of one to one.
It aids in the oxygenation of the brain. It is beneficial to both the neurological and motor systems. Good for persons who suffer from sadness or anxiety. Cough, illness, respiratory difficulties, allergies, or dyspnea can all be treated with this remedy for the lungs.
5. Adequate rest is required for recovery –
When the body is trying to recover from an illness, it need a lot of sleep, rest, and relaxation. Your journey to recovery will be effective and faster if you are able to supply this for your body. Avoid tension and anxiety since they stifle the healing process.
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