Now more than ever, it’s important to protect and boost your immune system. From increasing your daily vitamin and supplement intake to properly fueling your body with healthy foods, incorporating simple habits into your everyday routine can help to improve your immunity.
To further your wellness plan and actively expand your immune function, founder of Love Yoga, Sian Gordon Fujikawa, is sharing three yoga moves to add to your morning or evening ritual.
“The best way to avoid getting sick is to up your immune function. Living in solitude and fear degrades our immunity. Eat dark, leafy greens, laugh with your loved ones, and do these three yoga moves daily for an immune boost,” Sian says.
Learn the step-by-step instructions on how to perform each relaxing and releasing exercise from the wellness guru below.
Move One: Sit well and bring one hand to your heart, one hand out like you are waltzing. Start to pump your breath out in kapalabhati—short, sharp exhales through the nose. Don’t worry about the inhale; it’s automatic. As you pump your breath, switch hands and tap your chest, the seat of your thymus gland. This will stimulate your immune response. Practice for 1-2 minutes.
Move Two: Bring your left arm over and around your right arm as many times as you can into an eagle wrap. Turn your chin and fit it over your left shoulder. Lift your elbows high and swallow a few times as you breathe deeply. This will flush the thyroid gland at the base of your neck. Repeat with the right elbow on top and head over the right shoulder.
Move Three: Grab your opposing elbow, cupping the tip of the elbow into the center of the palm. Place forearms into the pit of the belly as you fold over your legs into a child’s pose. Breath deeply into the back body for 1-2 minutes.