Yoga For The Immune System – Weekly Advanced Class 159

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Focus

Yoga to help boost your immune system. The Iyengar method has an extensive range of poses to draw upon during times when you are looking to boost your resilience against infections. We are all currently dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety about our own health and wellbeing, as well as the welfare of loved ones. Although in the current climate this is understandable, one of the best things you can do to help your immune system is to reduce your stress levels. This sequence contains a range of restorative poses to help you relax. This practice can serve to reduce stress – therefore potentially minimising secretion of stress hormones that are known to suppress the immune system. Inversions are also great poses to include when you are fighting off a viral illness. These poses can help to improve your overall circulation by allowing an easier return of venous blood flow back to the heart and lungs. This can be restful for your heart rate and induce an overall sense of wellbeing. If you are recovering from a recent respiratory infection, the chest opening inversions included in this practice can also help to ease congestion in your lungs and improve circulation around your sinuses. This sequence is dedicated to the ongoing health, welfare and safety of home yoga practitioners around the world. May we all quickly return to more certain times. Stay well everyone.

Key Poses

Sirsasana, viparita dandasana, chair sarvangasana, niralamba sarvangasana, setu bandha sarvangasana, viparita karani.

Equipment

Mat, chair, bolster, 2 blocks, 2 blankets, belt.

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