Get Your Immune System Ready for Autumn
As we are approaching the colder time of the year, we need all the help we can get in boosting our immune systems to avoid those pesky winter bugs. We have done some research and came up with two top tips to keep you healthy and happy as we bring out the winter woollies, and here they are:
1.Boost Your Immunity With Yoga
While all yoga poses are good for you physically and mentally, these four key poses will help boost your immunity naturally.
Cobra will leave you feeling revitalised and energised while it also stimulates the thymus, the organ behind your chest bone which is responsible for growing T-cells – the body’s first response to colds and flu.
Start this pose lying on your stomach on your mat with your feet extended behind you. Place your hands down on either side of your chest as you press down through the tops of your feet and pull your chest forward. Soften your shoulders and arch your back. Don’t straighten your arms completely. Hold this pose for 2 – 3 breaths.
One of the most well-known and popular poses, Downward Dog increases circulation as it allows congested sinuses to drain.
Start on your hands and knees. Stretch your elbows and lift your knees off the floor by straightening your legs to form your body into a ‘pyramid’ shape. Keep your back straight as you imagine pressing the floor away from you. Hold for as long as you can without feeling extreme discomfort.
Invigorating and restorative, Fish Pose opens your heart and lungs, breaks up congestion and balances an agitated nervous system.
Use two foam yoga blocks for this pose. Lie on your back and place one block horizontally across your back in the area your shoulder blades are located. Place the other block vertically under your head. Let your arms rest on the floor with your palms facing upward.
LEGS UP THE WALL POSE
This pose will help your body pump oxygenated blood to your legs, give you a sense of calm and well-being and help ground your nervous system.
Sit on the floor with your one shoulder pressed against the wall. As you lie back, swing your legs up the wall, with your bottom facing the wall. Wiggle your bottom as close to the wall as possible. Let your arms rest on the floor with your palms facing upward.
2. Immunity Boosting Juice
And when you have done your yoga poses, what’s better than to enjoy a delicious and refreshing juice? We discovered a top-secret recipe for an immunity-boosting juice that is not only good for you but tastes great too. Here’s it is…
Juice 1 medium-sized pineapple, three oranges, two carrots, a small piece of turmeric root and a finger length of ginger together and enjoy!
Top Tip: If you can’t find turmeric root (or can’t stand the taste of it) use Phyto Force Turmeric tincture.