Yoga Poses You Can Do to Fight off the Common Cold
Are you sick of being bogged down by cold symptoms like nasal congestion, sneezing, and the never-ending cycle of tissue boxes? If so, then know that relief is closer than you think! Yoga offers a surprisingly effective way to fight off your common cold without relying solely on medicines. By engaging in simple poses that are designed to help detoxify the body and promote relaxation, you can feel better quickly while also strengthening your immune system. All you need is a CanDo® Yoga Mat, a little motivation, and a few poses to get you started:
The Cobra Pose is great for expanding the chest, allowing for deeper breaths. It is perfect for those with congestion stuck in their chest. This pose will really shake loose any phlegm that might be in your lungs. To begin, lie your stomach on the CanDo® Yoga Mat with your feet pointed behind you about hip-width distance apart. Then, place both your hands down underneath your shoulders with your elbows at your sides. Then, push up off your hands, lifting your chest and upper body off the ground. Then, roll your shoulders down and back, while also keeping your neck long. Look forward and take deep breaths before going back to the starting position.
The Downward-Facing Dog is a classic pose that can really take off any sinus pressure you may be experiencing. It can also help with inflamed nasal passages due to it combining physical postures with breathing techniques. To begin, Get on your CanDo® Yoga Mat with your hands and knees. Make sure your fingers are pointing forward and knees hip-distance apart. Then, curl your toes under and push into your hands. Make sure you are lifting your hips into the air and straightening your legs, forming an inverted V shape. Then, spread your fingers and outwardly rotate your inner elbows toward the front of the CanDo® Yoga Mat.
Supported Child’s Pose
The Supported Child’s Pose is a great pose even when you’re not sick. It can make you feel relaxed and can sometimes help with soothing nausea. To begin, kneel on the CanDo® Yoga Mat with a CanDo® Yoga Block placed vertically in front of you. Then, open your knees wide and have your big toes touch. Then, sit your hips back and rest your bottom on your heels. Then, lean forward and use your upper body to cover over the CanDo® Yoga Block, allowing your head to rest on it. Finally, stretch your arms outward toward the top of the CanDo® Yoga Mat.
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Article written by William Graves.