Yoga experts on lifestyle tips, poses to prevent dehydration Health

Every season has its own set of unique challenges and beating the heat in the summer and maintaining maximum energy levels can be a daunting task. The season also brings various heat-related diseases that can affect our health. Adequate nutrient intake can also be a problem for some people due to lack of appetite during hot weather. You can get dehydrated very quickly in the hotter months. Even with enough water, our dry throat and dry skin tell a different story when the mercury rises. Adding hydrating foods can make the heat much easier for us to stay cool and avoid heat stroke. Yoga can help increase energy levels, prevent dehydration and other heat illnesses. Here are tips from the experts. (Also Read: Summer May Worse Diabetes; Tips To Manage Blood Sugar During Heat Wave)

Pawanmuktasana (Twitter/YogawithSrishti)
Pawanmuktasana (Twitter/YogawithSrishti)

“Start yoga techniques like pranayama, meditation and asanas early in the morning. Yoga is a great way to boost your immune system and yogic techniques like pranayama and meditation keep the body strong and healthy. Practice yoga early in the morning. It is ideal as it keeps you fresh throughout the day. And following it can become a good lifestyle habit. These are all very simple ways to keep the body healthy, active and adequately hydrated, especially during the summer season.” Says Himalayan Siddha Akshar, founder of Akshar Yoga Sanstha.

Yoga tips for dehydration

“Dehydration occurs when you consume or lose more fluids than you consume, leaving insufficient water and other fluids in your body to perform your normal functions. Without replenishing the lost fluids, you become dehydrated. So how does yoga come into play? Water is responsible. . to help your muscles contract, absorb nutrients and eliminate waste. Hydration also lubricates your joints. You can see amazing results with deep breathing and water poses,” says Mansi Gulati, International Facial Yoga Specialist or Yoga Expert, Manswani.

Gulati suggests three yoga asanas that help combat dehydration and other heat ailments.

1. Water balloon pose

How to do it: Fill your mouth with air. Hold it for 10 seconds while you gently press your cheek with your hand. Repeat this three times.


– Helps to increase blood circulation.

– It strengthens your facial muscles.

– It keeps your skin and body hydrated.

2. Water Air Puff Pose

How to do it: Fill your mouth with water and hold for 10 seconds, moving from your right cheek to your left. Repeat the process up to three times.


– It helps in keeping the skin clean.

– It helps in hydration.

3. Pawanmuktasana or Wind-Preventing Pose

How to do it: Lie on your back and raise your legs. Bend your raised leg at the knee and use both hands to hold your knee. Bring your knees to your forehead as you lift your head off the floor and move forward. Your forehead should touch your knee.


– Considered the ideal yoga pose for constipation and indigestion, it is effective in removing gas and improving the digestive system.

– This asana gives significant relief from flatulence and promotes intestinal flatus.

– It also relieves chronic constipation and sluggish liver.

Himalayan Siddha Akshar offers additional tips to avoid dehydration in summer:

Carry a water bottle with you

Water is most important for keeping your organs in good condition and keeping the body sufficiently active. Dehydration can lead to weakness, decreased immunity, and can affect you in many other adverse ways. Resort to carrying a water bottle with you to ensure you drink enough water throughout the day. Just like school kids always carry a water bottle with them, keep a full bottle with you so you can sip from it at frequent intervals.

Consuming fruit juice

Another way to keep the body hydrated is by consuming fruit juices. Choose fresh fruit juice over packaged juice. Fruits are rich in essential vitamins and minerals and fresh fruit juice can be another great alternative to fruit. Choose seasonal fruits like watermelon, muskmelon or simple lemon water which can replenish the body and protect from fatigue.

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