Monday, February 1, 2010

Winter Newsletter!

Click on Winter Newsletter and you will go to my Newsletter. The following article is from the newsletter!

Building your Immunity with Your Yoga Practice

Using supported and inverted poses can help with circulation of your lymphatic system. Lymph is a fluid that moves through the body picking up bacteria and viruses and filtering them out of the body via the lymph nodes.

Physical exercise, such as yoga, is key for keeping the lymph moving by using muscular contractions. The movement of lymph is also affected by gravity, so any time your go upside down the lymph moves to the respiratory organs, and when you return to an upright position, gravity drains the lymph, sending it through your lymph nodes for cleansing.

Try these poses to build your immunity:

* Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog) with your head on a bolster.

* Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) with your head on a chair or blocks.

* Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Leg Forward Bend) with your head on a chair or blocks.

* Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Shoulderstand) with a block or bolster under the sacrum.

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