How can Yoga benefit your immune system?
Each of us has an immune system like no other. There are some things you can’t change: family history, environmental situations, and your own cellular communication system. What you can control is the strength of your immune system.
The Florida Naturopathic Physicians Organization (FNPA) says your immune system is “the great defender.”
Yoga for your immune system de-stresses your body and can specifically boost your immune system. Yoga also helps your lymphatic system “flush” body toxins. With additional lifestyle enhancements (diet and rest), you’ll be able to boost your immune system to resist illness and infection better than most.
Life is Simply Better with a Yoga Enhanced Immune System
We complicate our lives in so many ways! We think we “have to” do so many things when in fact, everything we do is a choice. Some choices are better than others. We choose to care for our kids, take vitamins, and earn money so we can live comfortably. Those are good choices, but they have many complications.
Yoga for immunity is a simpler choice with large implications for your overall health and well-being. You don’t need to invest in a lot of expensive exercise equipment or protein powders to acquire a yoga immune system. Yoga can become as natural as breathing.
Yoga for a Healthier, ‘New’ You
Many even refer to (yoga/tai chi) as ‘meditation in motion.’ It can be performed individually but is more effective when an instructor is by your side, observing your moves. If you use oxygen or inhalers, keep them nearby during your practice. –American Lung Association
There are easily millions of viruses, with only about 5,000 scientifically detailed. SARS-CoV-2 is one of them. This highly contagious “flu” virus seems to manifest itself in upper-respiratory difficulties.
Your lung capacity has a direct impact on whole-body wellness. Yoga can provide easier breathing for allergy, asthma, and sinus sufferers. Many positions serve to “open and stretch” your lungs. Even after years of physical inactivity, people of all ages discover their bodies can quickly respond to yoga as exercise.
The American Lung Association recommends Tai Chi as a 2-pronged defense methodology for sufferers of asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), or lung cancer. These gentle, breathing-based movements not only improve your lungs and physical strength but also provide relief for anxiety and stress.
Yoga movements and positions which can stimulate and strengthen your lungs include:
- Upward-facing dog
Palm Harbor Yoga Classes: Stress Relief, Pain Management
Yoga is fast becoming a holistic practice that offers some of the best solutions to pain management. When combined with professional guidance by physicians and healing instructors, you will learn ways to live better, healthier, and longer.
For so long, Western medicine ignored the benefits of Eastern medical solutions and vice versa. In a complex world, simplifying stress relief and pain management requires a global protocol. East West Healing Solutions was founded 10 years ago with a mission to help Floridians live stronger and healthier using U.S. medical knowledge and Asian medical wisdom.
Our team includes:
- Certified thermographer
- In-house physicians
- Licensed mental health counselor
- Massage therapist
- Master healer
- Nutritional, pharmacology professionals
Let’s review your current health strategies and discuss ways to increase your immunity during a decade in which it’s so necessary.
Call 727.216.3972 or contact us today to schedule an appointment at our wellness studio!