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Friday, July 28, 2006

Inversions Increase Immunity!


This cold has been rotten but finally I tried to do the Iyengar yoga routine specifically designed for colds. Either I was already recovering rapidly or it worked!

It seemed counter-intuitive to me that when I have a lot of congestion in my head, I should do these inverted postures, such as the Shoulderstand! I spoke to my yoga teacher about it, and she said that inverted postures help get the immune system flowing better, as it flows toward the heart.

image from www.iyengar-yoga.org.nz

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