The Yoga for physical and mental health – Can possibly aid in prevention and management of COVID19 infection?
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COVID19
Yoga
Yogic practices
Co-morbidities
Immunity
Diabetes
Cardiovascular diseases
Respiratory illness
Mental health

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Sharma, N. (2020). The Yoga for physical and mental health – Can possibly aid in prevention and management of COVID19 infection?. Dev Sanskriti Interdisciplinary International Journal, 16, 22-31. https://doi.org/10.36018/dsiij.v16i.161

Abstract

COVID19 pandemic is global infectious disease caused by SARS Corona Virus 2. The pandemic so far has affected more than 200 countries and territories causing more than 12,552,765 human infections and 561,617 human deaths. The situation has created global emergency crisis and is rapidly spreading. The infected humans are known to have low immunity and once infected developed conditions such as acute respiratory distress syndrome, breathlessness, severe dyspnea, tachypnea, respiratory distress, hypoxia and cardiac arrest, etc. In addition, people with chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disorders, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, and elderly people with weakened immune systems are known to be more prone to catch the infection. So far no treatment is clinically proven and available, but many are under investigations; the best approach to fight against the disease is prevention and management of COVID19 infection. Yoga, meditation, and yogic bio-cleansing practices previously evidenced for general immune boosting  capacity, and are also evidenced for the management of respiratory disorders, non-communicable disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, etc, and also for psychological disorders and ailments; by reviewing these studies, in the presented study, it was attempted to shed a light on the possibility of supporting role of Yoga for improving physical and mental health in the patients with COVID19 with respiratory disorders, co-morbidities (diabetes and cardiovascular disorders), decreased immune function, and psychological illness.

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