82-year-old beats COVID in 12 days with 'proning' yoga technique in UP

Prone yoga ‘asanas’ is a body position in which the person lies flat with the chest down and the back-up. It is considered to help the body get air into all areas of the lungs

Amidst the rise of corona virus cases in the country and lack of medical facilities and shortage of oxygen, a news will bring hope to the people where an 82-year-old beats COVID in 12 days with ‘proning’ technique in UP.


The woman Vidya Srivastava from Alinagar in Gorakhpur has successfully managed to bring up her oxygen levels by lying in a prone position and she has recovered from Covid without an oxygen cylinder and is setting an example for others she has been tested positive for Corona earlier this month.


The woman was tested positive and was kept her in home isolation. One day her oxygen levels dipped to 79 when her family member did not give up and made her lie down in the prone position with stomach down towards bed. Gradually, the situation improved and the oxygen level rose to 94 within four days. Her son Hari Mohan spent four days in his mother’s room and monitored her oxygen levels regularly. She was not given an oxygen cylinder.


Not only that according to her son that despite the entire family being infected, they tried to keep a positive mindset and took medicines as per the doctor's advice, which had help them to overcome.


What is proning techniques in yoga?


Prone position is a yoga asanas (position) in which the person lies flat with the chest down and the back-up. When one lie on the chest and stomach position, or on the sides, it is considered to help the body get air into all areas of the lungs rather than lying flat on the back. The proning position is the technique that has proven to be an effective measure for a long time in the treatment of patients with acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS).

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