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10 yoga Poses to Boost Your Immune System

Power up your immune system and beat cold-and-flu season with purifying twists and balancing standing poses.

Inspired by Ayurveda, this sequence is designed to keep you healthy during cold and flu season. Heated poses help clear congestion, and soothing, restorative postures build ojas, or vigor, considered the protective buffer of your Immune system

Before You Begin: Gather your props: blankets, bolster, block, eye pillow. In the following poses, enjoy 3 to 5 breaths unless otherwise noted.

1. Supta Virasana

Place a folded blanket at the top of a bolster. Sit between your heels with the bolster behind your ne. Lie back on the bolster, resting your head on the blanket. Turn your palms up. Stay here for 10 to 15 breaths.

2. Prasarita Padottanasana

Slowly sit up, and then stand up with your feet about 4 feet apart. Interlace your fingers behind your back, and straighten your arms. Fold forward, lifting your arms up toward the ceiling. Stay for 5 to 10 breaths.

3. Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana

Unclasp of your fingers. Place your left hand on a block at a comfortable height in line with your sternum. Twist to the right. Hold for 5 to 10 breaths. Do both sides.

4 .Urdhva Hastasana

Slowly come to standing. Bring your feet hip-width apart. Interlace your fingers and extend your arms up. Lift your heels, balancing on the balls of your feet. After 5 breaths, lower your heels and your arms.