Updated: Nov 16, 2020
Yoga is a powerful tool to gain leverage on the system, awaken the senses, and help boost immunity. Here are 3 yoga exercises that you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you cope with stress while boosting the immune system.
Yoga is not for the flexible. It's for the willing.
Alternate nostril breathing: Nadi Shodhana
Place one finger over the left nostril while breathing into the right nostril. Hold at the top of 3 seconds, remove your finger from the left nostril, and cover the right nostril. Breath out through your right nostril. Once you breath out completely, inhale through right nostril, while keeping left nostril covered.
Hold at the top for 3 seconds, place fingers over right nostril, and breath out through left nostril.
Enjoy this 3-min video instruction, where you can follow along.
This exercise moves the stagnant air of the lungs and calms the central nervous system.
Repeat each side 3 times.
Downward Facing Dog: Adho Mukha Svanasana
Life your hips into downward dog, and press heals down into the ground. Hang your head in between your arms. After each exhalation, squeeze the air out of your belly, and pause before taking your next breath.
Wide Leg Forward Bend Twist Pose: Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana
Stand with feet wider than your hips distance apart. Place your left hand on a block below you at a comfortable height below your sternum. Twist to the right and reach a hand in the air.
Hold for 5 to 10 breaths.
Repeat on both sides.
Put a timer on your phone and spend 5 min daily alternating through these poses. They key immunity is consistency. Try this as a minimum challenge. You can always do more poses or extend your time. Making 5 minutes a day your minimum can make a profound difference in your life! Tell us how it went for you in the comments below. #immunity #yoga #immunityyogachallenge
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