Did you know that Yoga is a great way to boost the respiratory immunity of your body? So I’ve rounded up seven of the best yoga poses to boost your immune system.
1. LEGS UP THE WALL
This pose is a great way to ground the nervous system and manage stress, which, when experienced regularly, is a major contributor to illness. Inversions also help lymph fluid move through the body, which fight infection.
2. SEATED SPINAL TWIST
Seated spinal twists alternately compress and stretch the torso, increasing circulation to the stomach, kidneys, intestines which stimulates digestion. Digestion, and general gut health are essential for a functioning immune system.
3. DOWNWARD DOG
Downward facing dog is a great way to drain the sinuses, relieving any pressure caused by colds or sinus infections. Downward dog also moves white blood cells throughout your body that help prevent infection.
4. SUPPORTED FISH POSE
A great pose any time you want to open up the shoulders and chest, this pose also does wonders for congestion in the lungs and sinuses. Proper alignment is essential in this pose, so ensure you have blocks or pillows to support your shoulders, neck and head to get the most out of this healing pose.
5. BRIDGE POSE
Another excellent chest-opener, this pose opens up the thymus, an organ located in the chest responsible for the growth of T-cells, a type of white blood cell essential for supporting the immune system and fighting infection.
6. BIG TOE POSE
A great way to stretch the hamstrings, this pose also has the potential to decrease stress and anxiety and stimulate the digestive system. This pose can also help relieve the symptoms of headaches.
Though this pose is usually done at the end of a yoga flow, it’s a great posture to do any time you’re suffering from a headache, exhaustion or sleeplessness, all of which are common with colds and flu. The best part? You can do it in your pajamas!
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