Benefits of using Yoga and Ayurveda to strengthen your immune system

The immune system is one of the most important aspects of our wellbeing and something we should invest in heavily. Studies have shown that Yoga and Ayurveda—two ancient practices that can be implemented into our daily routines—can have a profound impact on our immune system.

Yoga, when practiced with the right technique, can help strengthen the body and increase its flow of positive, healing energy. Many poses have been linked to increased oxygen levels which in turn promotes overall wellness and an improved immune system. That same energy flow can be created through deep breathing, which enhances internal organs and tissues, thus leading to a stronger immune system.

Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine based on the laws of nature that can help us achieve a balanced form of health. Eating seasonal, fresh and delicious foods can help to prevent illnesses, improve digestion and thus boost the immune system. Moreover, Ayurvedic herbs and techniques can be used to treat stress and anxiety, which are two main contributors to the weakening of one's immune system. 

Therefore, having a balanced routine rooted from Yoga and Ayurveda can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle, repel illnesses and maintain a strong immune system.

Here are the 5 core steps for doing so: 

  • Practice yoga or exercise daily
  • Incorporate deep breathing into daily life
  • Consult with a Ayurvedic practitioner or herbalist to choose the right herbs for you
  • Eat a variety of seasonal, fresh and nutritious foods 
  • Restore balance and wellbeing through healthy amounts of rest

I encourage you to try incorporating just one of these steps into your routine. Small changes amount to big results when matched with consistency. With simple modifications and discernment, you can enjoy the wonders of these ancient teachings within the present moment while improving your immune system and achieving a happier, balanced life. 

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