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Friday, 6 May 2011

Get ready to eradicate cold and flu with Yoga!





When the season of cold and flu season approaching yoga can offer many fantastic ways to boost your immune system!
Yoga can contribute very effectively to increase your defenses against colds, flu and disease in general by stimulating the organs and glands of the immune system. They include the thymus, spleen, lymphatic system and digestive system.

* The Thymus:

The thymus is located near the heart, just behind the breast bone or sternum. The hormones produced by the body stimulate the production of certain cells that fight against infection. In yoga postures to open his heart such as the Cobra, the half-bridge and the camel can stimulate the thymus.

* The spleen:

The spleen is located on the left side of the abdominal cavity, just below the left lung. The spleen is an immunologic filter blood. It helps fight against infections and removes unwanted material from the blood. The yoga postures that put pressure on the spleen and that can help stimulate those are flat on the floor or twisting.

* The lymphatic system:

Lymph nodes and lymph pump located throughout the body. The main ones are located under the arm and groin. Think of the lymphatic system as a waste disposal system that collects and removes the intruders from the body. As lymph trip up in the opposite direction of gravity, the yoga postures that invert the body can stimulate the lymphatic circulation in the body.

* The digestive system:

Ayurveda, the natural system of medicine of yoga, states that the health of the digestive system is the single most important determinant and long-term health and well-being. When the digestive system not working effectively and infiltrate toxins increase in the body rather than being eliminated. Toxins in the stomach create thick mucus called phlegm that rises in the lungs and lymphatic system. Toxins in the small intestine to create acidity which can be traced in the liver and blood.

All yoga postures can twist stimulating the digestive system and thus contribute to a healthy immune system.

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