It’s pretty scary that on a global scale we are all confronted with the coronavirus. There’s always something we can do to help, like strengthen your immune system and stay healthy or improve your health. Yoga is really great tool to calm the nervous system which is very important.
Being stressed diminishes the immune function so it is imperative to get it out. To be relaxed and calm and know how to get out of stress is really crucial especially in a time like this because stress is actually working against immunity.
POTTED PALM POSE
On a inhale your arms go straight up parallel nice and grounded so we can basically back into a variation of the mountain pose. Exhale side bend to the right. Inhale to the left with a potted palm. Soften the knees a little so you can bend easier. Inhale left and exhale left so that you are opening the side body, inhale left and exhale right. Inhale left and exhale right.
Inhale center and exhale chair. Your knees maybe down a little more or maybe up a little, whatever works for you. So you want to feel the legs working and the abdominals pulling in which is good for the digestive system so you can stimulate digestion which is crucial for health to digest properly and also absorb your nutrition properly and eliminate properly.
While opening the body link it with your breath which in my opinion is the most important part of yoga because the breath is giving us life and it is detoxifying the body while it calms the mind. The breath has so many health benefits making it one of the best yoga health tools.
Downward dog encourages blood flow to the brain and sinuses while conditioning the lungs and respiratory track.
CAT COW POSE
This pose creates emotional balance while relieving stress and calms the mind. This sequence also stimulates organs in the belly, like the kidneys and adrenal glands,
Forward folds soothe the nervous system and encourage observation of one’s own mental and emotional processes. It soothes the nervous system and encourages blood flow.