Yoga - The natural immunity booster

As the weather cools and flu season sets in, the chances of coming down with something unwanted increases. When our immunity levels are down it becomes harder for our body to keep germs at bay especially when people around us are sneezing and coughing. Though it’s impossible to keep away from those who are sick, we certainly can work our way to strengthen our defense mechanism.

Yoga is one of the most effective and time-tested natural immunity boosters that we can adopt for a healthier life. Yoga is a holistic practice, which strengthens our body physically as well as mentally and as a result the body’s defense mechanism also improves in such a condition.

Yoga is not an alternative to medicines but rather a precautionary measure to keep diseases at bay. So, let’s not wait this time for the flu to come knocking at our door but rather beat it with ease.

Here a few simple yoga poses that can help you put up a strong resistance the next time flu season comes around:

Shishuasana (Child pose)

Shishuasana is an excellent pose to decongest the chest and build a better immunity defense system.

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge pose)

The Setu Bandhasana opens the heart and improves blood circulation. It increases energy in the body to help put a better resistance against pathogens.

Halasana (Plow pose)

Halasana is a backward bend that releases white cells in the body and strengthens the immune system.

Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)

Bhujangasana is a chest opening pose which helps release white cells that improve the body’s immunity.

Dhanurasana (Bow pose)

Dhanurasana is yet other pose that improves the flow of white cells by putting pressure on the digestive system.

Matsyasana (Fish pose)

Matsyasana expands the chest and stimulates the thymus. This helps improve the body’s immunity level.

Credit to http://www.artofliving.org/au-en