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Fight COVID-19 ! Let’s Follow this !

Fight COVID-19 ! Let’s Follow this !

Let’s Fight Covid-19 together with some common “to-follow’s” which will make us highly capable to Fight off the Dreaded Demon !

Here are the Tips which you can give a Second Thought to !
  • Eat Well ! Avoid fast foods, eat abundant vegetables, fruits, meat etc. Don’t smoke. Follow ‘healthy food’ principles.
  • Sleep Well ! Lack of sufficient sleep and deep sleep without worries is basic to good health.
  • Be Tension-free. Enjoy and Relax with friends and family members maintaining Corona guidelines
  • Don’t Panic ! Over panicking leads to mental and physical weakness and lesser immunity. This is applicable for every disease. So don’t panic.
  • Obey the Thumb Rules : Wear Masks, Follow 8 ft. distance and so on as advised by medical and civic guidelines.
  • Do some exercises. It may be yoga, walking etc.
  • Do pranayams to supply oxygen to your Lungs and Blood. Easy pranayams means a lot for heart and lungs.
    Walk in indoor spaces :

    Walk in  indoor spaces when you can not go outdoors ! Find some spaces in or around your house. You need not always walk rapidly. Let us walk even slowly and comfortably oft and on, when we are off from the computers, studies etc. Not that we have to walk at a stretch. You walk when you get time for a minute or so. You need not warm up, because you are not walking at a speed.

  • Have some activities everyday. At least engage in some domestic work to remain active.
  • Do pranayams while walking (Bhraman Pranayam). But you inhale with four steps and exhale with the next six steps. That will be better. This helps our lungs get more axygen.
  • Be Responsible socially. Wear masks, follow Corona guidelines keeping in mind your aged and young family members ! Because all age categories can be potential carriers.

Wearing Mask is the major mantra to Fight COVID-19.

Positive Attitude: With positive attitude we can fight the pandemic together as a responsible member of the society following health norms.

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Pranayams (Breathing Exercises) supply oxygen to Blood….

Pranayams (Breathing Exercises) supply oxygen to Blood….

Pranayams (Breathing Exercises) supply Oxygen to Lungs, heart and Blood very easily. Easy pranayams are the better options for us all.

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Easy Pranayams are Highly Beneficial to Lungs & Hearts!

Easy Pranayams are Highly Beneficial to Lungs & Hearts!

Easy Pranayams are Highly Beneficial to Lungs & Hearts ! Why is it beneficial to heart ? Because heart is very close to Lungs ! But pranayams benefit all the body by supplying oxygen instantly.

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Stay Healthy by Yoga, Pranayams and …..

Stay Healthy by Yoga, Pranayams and …..

There are so many ways to stay healthy at this tough time. Those prescribed by the doctors and specialists are the the best, of course ! But those are not available to each of us all the time for different reasons.

For this we have to ‘manage’ with whatever is available in our homes ! Yes, I am not saying that you defy your doctors and experts. But as stand-by means you can look to these which can help you stay fine with can be considered as poor, ordinary and rural man’s ways !

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Yoga and pranayams are effective in keeping our lungs and heart healthy. Easy pranayams like Nadi Suddhi, Kapalbhati, Bhramari Pranayams, Bhraman pranayams (Pramayam while RelaxedWalking) are highly effective in changing your mood that you will feel instantly.

 

 

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Cow Pose (Bitilasana/Marjariasana)

Cow Pose(Bitilasana/Marjariasana)

Cow Pose (Bitilasana/Marjariasana): Cow or cat pose is named after the words cow(batila) and cat(marjara) of Sanskrit origin. This is a very easy and beneficial yoga pose which benefits the neck, spine, lumber.

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The spine gets a ‘normal’ position and relieves itself from stress and strain. Very beneficial to all types of practitioners, of all age groups, particularly those who have to follow a sedentary lifestyle.

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Benefits of Pabanmuktasana

Benefits of Pabanmuktasana

Pabanmuktasana is very easy and beneficial. It can be practiced by people of all ages and categories.

It can be used as a warm-up exercise.

Increases blood circulation throughout the body.

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It benefits the stomach and abdominal muscles.

Reduces belly fat.

It tones up the arms, legs and buttocks.

It reduces fat in the thighs and buttocks.

Helps in weight loss.

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It promotes digestion, reduces constipation.

It strengthens the stomach, liver and spleen.

It address Sterility and Impotence.

Beneficial to neck, back and spine.

For Women:

The pelvic muscles are strengthened and the reproductive organs are benefitted.

Reduces menstrual disorders.

Cautions:

Those facing problems in the Lumbar area should be extra careful or Avoid Full Pabanmuktasana. They should practice Half Pabanmuktasana.

 

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Pabanmuktasana

Pabanmuktasana

Pabanmuktasana is a very easy and beneficial pose. It benefits people of all category and ages and is exceptionally beneficial. It can be practiced by the extremely fatty people as well.

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Half Pabanmuktasana Pose

How to Practice : Lie flat on your back and pull one leg ( Full Pabanmuktasana ) slowly and gradually until your knee reaches and gets stuck with belly and chest. The other leg lying on the ground must remain straight and won’t bend in the knee area.

Initially you will find it difficult to keep your knee aligned straight and it may bend in the knee. But you will be able to get more perfection with more practice.

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Fight Stress and Tension with Yoga !

Fight Stress and Tension with Yoga !

Fight Stress and Tension with Yoga ! Stress n Tension are the deadliest killers of modern times. But Yoga is there to Fight them off ! Practice Yoga to keep all of them at bay, for ever.

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Just a few yoga asanas and drive those devils away for good ! So start practicing Yoga right now !

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Don’t Get Panicky , but be careful !

Don’t Get Panicky , but be careful !

Don’t Get Panicky , but be careful ! That is the crux of the situation about COVID-19 !

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Benefits Analysis of Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

Benefits Analysis of Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

Benefits of Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is immense ! After Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) it may be the easiest backbend to practice. It can be practiced by the young and the old alike with equal ease.

It is complete spine exercise which benefits one from neck to lumber. It opens the chest and invigorates the lungs, the heart and the abdomen as well !

It tends to relieve tension, enhances blood circulation throughout the body. It does also refreshes the brain. In a word this one is a complete exercise.

 

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In modern sedentary lifestyle this one yoga is a must for all. Because we have to spend a lot of time leaning forward before the Computer, TV Sets, glued to the chair for long time! This requires us to practice this yoga to compensate all these ‘bad postures’ throughout the day !

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Yoga is Just Magical !

Yoga is Magical !

Yes ! Yoga is just magical ! It has surprising health benefits ! Not only your physique, it takes care of your mind and spirit ! Just a few yoga practices a day will keep all your physical evils away !

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It weaves just miracles ! Just a few practices a day, even after days, can keep you in track of wellness and happiness ! You can fight all the ailments with yoga.

Yeah ! to say the least. That’s what yoga is all about ! It helps you remain free of all the earthy health problems!

It controls all your nagging troubles like Blood Pressure, Diabetes ( blood sugar ), heart, lungs, kidney problems and all .

You can keep off Neck, Spine, Lumber problems very easily. Not only that. They just cannot touch you !

Caution :

Be cautious at the same time so that you do not become over-ambitious and jump to your practice without proper warm-up session. This can lead to sudden injury and land you in great trouble !

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Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is a very important yoga pose which is highly beneficial as well as very easy and comfortable to practice by all.

The name Usrasana (Ustra + asana) comes from the Sanskrit word ‘ustra’ meaning camel and ‘asana’ meaning pose. While in the Camel Pose the body looks like a camel hump. That’s why it is called camel pose.

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How to Practice Camel Pose:

Sit on your knees , on a soft surface so that the knees do not ache. Hold your heels with the palms directing them inwards. You can rest your feet on the fingers(of the feet) or flatten them(feet). Please decide as per your comfortability for positioning your feet as per Images 1 or Image 2.  Now straighten your waist and gradually bend forward spreading your body weight on the shoulders and pair of hands. Stretch while you bend your body forward after one or several inhalation or while you inhale.

Keep your knees apart in line with your shoulders. Stay for a few number of breaths and then come back to the previous normal situation while you inhale and exhale.

This can be followed 3-4 times with Corpse pose after each time of this pose.

 

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Pros and Cons of Locust Pose (Shalvasana)

Pros and Cons of Locust Pose (Shalvasana)

Locust Poses(Shalvasana), both Full-Fledged and Half, have immense benefits. For example:

  • It helps the Diaphragm function well, thus helps the Heart and Digestive system work better.
  • It makes the muscles of the abdomen and thighs stronger.
  • Helps recover sciatica and rheumatism of the waist and lower lumbar areas
  • Helps increase digestion, bloating, and constipation
  • Helps relieve pains during menstruation
  • Helps adrenalin gland function well.
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Can be Termed as Easy Locust Pose (Above)….

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Half Locust Pose (Above)….

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Full Locust Pose (Above)….

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It is very strange that this pose helps the heart function well, but at the same time those having heart  problems have been advised not to practice this.

It is very natural that this pose will put pressure on one’s lungs and heart. So don’t practice this without checking your Heart and Lungs.

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Locust Pose (Shalvasana)

Locust Pose(Shalvasana):

‘Shalav’ means Grasshopper/Locust. The body takes the form of ‘insect’ in this pose. That’s why this pose is named as Shalvasana ( Shalav+ Asana ).

Methods:

Lie on your front (upside down) on a soft plain uniform yoga mat or surface. Keep your shoulders, chest and abdomen aligned to the ground. Your hands should also be kept aligned alongside your waistline, forehead should be stuck-up with the ground in line with your shoulders, chest, abdomen and waist.

Now raise your leg from the ankles up to the thighs without bending your knees ( in full locust pose). In half locust pose you have to raise one leg only while keeping the other leg stuck aligned in line with the ground.

Inhale while you raise your leg(s), hold breath when needed and breath normally in raised leg(s) position. Stay for 5 – 10 seconds and bring down your leg(s) to the ground while you exhale as needed.

Practice up to 3 – 4 times. After each practice take rest as in Corpse poses (upward or downward as you feel comfortable).

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Can be termed as Easy Locust Pose (Above)….

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Can be termed as one Easy Locust Pose (Above)….

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Half Locust Pose (Above)….

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Precautions : 

This pose exerts pressure on the lungs and the heart. So those having weakness or problems with lugs and heart should avoid this yoga pose.

Practice the easy and soft poses before you go for the perfect and ‘difficult’ ones.

You can practice Half-Locust poses as well initially.

Benefits :
  • It helps the Diaphragm function well, thus helps the Heart and Digestive system work better.
  • It makes the muscles of the abdomen and thighs stronger.
  • Helps recover sciatica and rheumatism of the waist and lower lumbar areas
  • Helps increase digestion, bloating, and constipation
  • Helps relieve pains during menstruation
  • Helps adrenalin gland function well.
Notes for them who can’t Practice Locust Yoga Pose: 

I don’t practice Locust Pose after Cobra Pose. Instead I practice Bow Pose after Cobra Pose and if possible I also practice Wheel Pose after Cobra Pose. After medical check up if anyone find that they have lungs and heart problems they can avoid Locust Pose and do like me as said above.

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Benefits of Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Benefits of Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana):

Benefits of Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) is immense ! This is the most beneficial yoga pose in the modern day situation and condition. We can overcome all our problems of neck, shoulder, back and waist regions very easily with this easiest of all yoga poses ! Not only that, it also helps open the chest and benefit the lungs and heart hugely. All other abdominal organs are also rejuvenated in  a great way. It invigorates the spinal chord system, by waking up the kulakundalini shakti, it is said.

So it takes care of the entire spinal chord spanning from neck to lumbar. Most important aspect of this yoga pose is that it can be very easily practiced by one and all alike.

We have to spend most of our times sitting before the TV, Computer, Smart Phone screens all requiring forward bending. So we require to follow this backbend exercise to keep our spine’s health on track !

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Complementary Exercises : Locust Pose (Shalvasana) is to be practiced after this Cobra Pose. But Locust Pose exerts pressure on the heart. So those having heart problems should keep away from practicing Locust pose. Locust pose has other benefits though. You have your choice.

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Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

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Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana):

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) is a vital exercise. It is a very easy one as well. That is the beauty of this exercise ! Anybody can practice this very easily. Perhaps this is the Easiest form of backbend possible in yoga lexicon ! It can be done in a combination with Locust Pose (Shalbhasana). But Locust pose creates pressures on heart and lungs. So you must be very careful about practicing Locust Pose(Shalvasana). I personally practice Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) after Cobra Pose(Bhujangasana).

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Please follow a short warm-up round before it before you go for a full-fledged practice of this !

How to Practice :

Lie down o your chest and abdomen. Inhale and raise your head, chest and shoulder gradually keeping your palms on the ground, arms bent and keeping attached to your body with your folded elbows and and stay for 10-15 seconds keeping up normal breathings. Keep your vision high towards the ceiling. Keep your lower ribs and waist anchored to the ground.

Then lower yourself to the previous position gradually while you exhale. After you become habituated you can raise your palms off the ground.

Take rest on your downward or upward corpse pose.

Cautions :

Keep your legs straightened, don’t bend them in the knee regions. Keep the legs apart in linear alignment with your shoulders.

Don’t rush for full cobra pose as a beginner. Raise your upper parts so far you feel comfortable in the beginning keeping some or much of your weight on the palms. After you become experienced you can do it to a fuller extent.

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Benefits of Wheel Pose (Chakrasana)




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Benefits of Wheel Pose(Chakrasana) :

The benefits of Wheel Pose(Chakrasana) are numerous! This is one very important Backbend exercise which is practiced after Bow Pose (Dhanurasana). Like Bow Pose this benefits the entire spine, from neck to lumbar and keep it in shape and healthy. This can heal all of your problems in a very short while. It is just miraculous ! Nowadays this is most relevant. All problems related to the total spine will be in good shape or be cured . You will enjoy it very much as well. You will just be motivated to follow this once you begin!

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In today’s world Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) along with Bow pose (Dhanurasana) and this Wheel Pose(chakrasana) is a total package which will surely benefit you wondrously and free you of all problems! This Trio Combination of yoga exercises will help you challenge the related neck , spine and lumbar problem will see you through in today’s fast lifestyle world!

All the day we are spending our time, doing our works and jobs bending forward which give rise to so many deadly diseases like spondylosis, rheumatism, neck and lumbar pain, diabetes, blood pressure, aging etc. This wheel pose along with cobra and bow pose is just amazing to fight off all those problems as said above.

  • It helps make the spine strong and supple and increases youthfulness
  • It is a full body exercise
  • Increases Swiftness
  • Never forget this one is beneficial for every organs of our body, especially the heart, lungs, kidneys, prostate glands, to mention a few.
Caution :

A few words of caution for the higher age category is to practice it after a heart and blood pressure check up. Higher age does never mean as “old or superannuated”. Mental age and agility is an individual factor I think. Still we must respect age and experience. Before practicing this exercise I request you all to gear up your body with a warm-up session. It will also be most wise to practice it in the Latter Part of your Exercise Session.

At the same time I would suggest you to go for Easier/ Intermediate Forms of this exercise whenever you think and feel so !

 

 

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Wheel Pose (Chakrasana)




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Wheel Pose(Chakrasana) is a very important yoga pose again just after Bow pose. It is complementary to Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) . After you have completed Bow pose you are required to practice this Wheel Pose(Chakrasana). ‘Chakra’ means Wheel and ‘Asana’ means Pose.

It is also called Upward Bow Pose ( Urdhva Dhanurasana )

How to Practice Wheel Pose (Chakrasana):
  • Do warm-up exercises for 20-30 minutes if you are going to practice it first. You can also think of this one as additional practice.
  • Lie down on your back on a flat surface using yoga mat. But it is best to start practicing this pose on a soft bed. Gradually you can do this. On soft bed you have less risk to get injured. A thicker and softer bed is an extra insurance for not getting bruised or injured. Generally young ones learn this informally, playfully getting physical /verbal help from their mates. But one caution is not to learn practicing it on the sidelines of a high cot (sleeping platform) to avoid falling down to the ground.
  • If you are lean and thin, you may not have the need to rest on your head before lifting the head altogether with your elbows.
  • You have to adjust your distance between the two hands so that you comfortably balance your body weight on them. If this distance is too short or too long you may find difficulty in carrying and balancing the body eight. The same is true in the case of the legs also.
  • Allow you breathing to flow as per normal requirement.
  • Practice 3-4 times in short spells, follow Corpse Pose after each and every practice in this sequence ( Wheel Pose > Corpse Pose > Wheel Pose > Corpse Pose > Wheel Pose > Corpse Pose > Wheel Pose > Corpse Pose).
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Benefits Analysis of Bow Pose (Dhanurasan)

Benefits Analysis of Bow Pose (Dhanurasan) :

Benefits analysis of Bow Pose (Dhanurasan) is very important to know how we get the benefits. We know that this Bow Pose is highly beneficial for health . But we have to analyze the factors as to why and how it benefits us.

We are living in a post-modern world where the life and livelihood is very fast. But we have to stay stuck for hours together seated in front of the computer, mobile and TV set, in a bend-forward position. This exerts extra pressure to the entire spine, from neck to lumbar. This Bow Pose can relieve you from all these extra pressure on your spine and brain and keep them lively and free from lifestyle diseases like spondylosis, spondylitis, Blood Pressure and Diabetes.

You need not worry about the said problems if you are a follower of this yoga practice. Just practice this and be free of these problems !

After a day of hectic work this exercise feels just amazing. Even we can practice before we start our day. At the same time it will address the deadliest of modern diseases like spondylosis, blood pressure and sugar(diabetes). This exercise will keep us physically fit and mentally alert with its bend-backward position which will compensate the whole day’s workload in a bend-forward position. This is the beauty of this exercise.

So, practice this and remain free and happy from those anxieties for ever !

Its Complementary exercises are Circle/Wheel Pose ( Chakrasana ). Three poses are generally practiced in the sequence as Cobra pose ( Bhujangasana ) > Bow Pose ( Dhanurasana ) > Circle/Wheel Pose ( Chakrasana ). Before that we should have some warm-up exercises according to your own situations and conditions.

Don’t despair. Take heart that these backward bending exercises will put you back in track. And make you free from the stresses of life ! Yoga poses like bow pose, wheel, cobra and camel pose will take care of your spine, from neck to lumber and keep you healthy and joyful. Encourage your loved ones to follow.

Not only that, this yoga will take care of your neuropsychological well being in a great way !

Your posture is very important to keep up the health of your spine. Always be mindful that you do not study, sit in wrong postures for long in front of your TV, Computer , Mobile Screens etc. which can be uneasy and harmful in the short and long run.

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Try to follow a scientific posture , which will help you healthy, fit n fine to continue your pursuits well.

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Even after good posture you need to have breaks after a gap of 20-30 minutes and/or whenever you feel necessary. You should also limber up and bend yourself backward from head to lumbar in the same 20-30 minutes interval (whenever felt necessary). Get up from your chair from time to time (e.g. twice in an hour) and walk whatever space available there.

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Fitness: Can exercise boost your immunity?

Fitness: Can exercise boost your immunity?

It is not that only Yoga can boost up your immunity. You can take to any exercise to enhance your level of immunity.

There’s no data suggesting exercise can boost immunity against the coronavirus. But physical activity has been proven to offer some protection against other upper respiratory illnesses.

Fitness: Can exercise boost your immunity?
Sure ! Any Exercise can. It is not that I tell you to practice yoga exclusively. Any exercise like stretching, walking, jogging, and any sport can take care of your immunity in a great way. 
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Mind it to keep some up to your everyday schedule so that your body do not get bogged down owing to lack of it. You can just resort to daily domestic chores of your house which can offer you the bends and stretches out of your variety of exercises! 
It is said that “Work is Worship” ! Absolutely it is ! You know the working class people do not need their daily doses of exercises due this just! It is because they do or are compelled to do their ‘works’ to feed themselves on a day-to-day basis! And in that way they get their daily “exercises” and do not need them separately. They don’t have to go to the Gyms , they don’t have to go for jogging, walking, running etc. to keep fit like we have to ! So “Work is Worship” ! 
Apart from that “work” helps us keep “engaged” and “involved” mentally as well. So keep yourselves “busy” to keep Fit n Fine physically and mentally! 
Even if you are not doing this as said above, you can keep yourself fit by taking small walks indoors, off and on, whatever you space area is ! Take small breaks from computer, TV and Mobile screens, take a few stretches. But don’t jump to any rigorous session without prior warm-up exercises. You can have some hints of indoor variant exercises from here.
Always find out a Suitable Comfortable package for yourself. It does vary from person to person according to their own situations and conditions! Keep it in mind invariably.