Essential Sequence: Immune Booster

This sequence is invaluable to have in your back pocket during the winter months. It’s not a high-intensity practice – it’s a healing, nurturing, immune boosting yoga practice. The poses encourage relaxation, reduce stress, and facilitate circulation throughout your whole body. These are the three most effective things that yoga asana can do to help support your immune system.

Yoga for the Immune System

You’ll start off on your back in a Supta Padangusthasana series, which requires very little exertion for those of you feeling fatigued. From there, you’ll gently open your hips, where stress and tension often pool. Then you’ll move into forward bends, which facilitate quiet, inward-drawn attention. You’ll finish with some rejuvenating yoga inversions that reverse blood flow and open the neck and shoulders. (Sometimes they even relieve sinus congestion, although too much inverting can make it worse, so listen to your body.)

As you move through the practice, give yourself permission to slow down and settle in to your body and breath. Try to be as gentle and patient with yourself as possible – especially if you have a cold when frustration and impatience can rear its head. These qualities—going slowly, nurturing yourself, taking your time—are your own natural antidotes to stress, depletion, and fatigue. I hope this sequence helps you tap into them and have a healthy winter season!

Yoga for Immune System Sequence | Jason Crandell Vinyasa Yoga Method

{illustrations by MCKIBILLO}

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11 Comments

  1. I’m a yoga teacher from Portugal, really like your site. Congratulations!
    Om Shanti

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  2. thank you for sharing your yoga knowledge! I love these 30 min sequences for me and it gets the thought process churning for how I can use the foundations of these postures and movements for my students! Stay healthy!

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  3. DEAR JASON,
    PRIMARILY KIDNEYS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACID/ALKALINE AND MINERAL BALANCE THUS IMMUNITY.
    MORE TWISTS LIKE #2 IS USEFUL
    MAYBE ADDING BEFORE/AFTER #16 BOLSTER UNDER KIDNEYS AND TWISTS

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  4. Thanks for sharing this Jason! Yoga is a well-known practice that improves wellness. I’m sure that a lot of people will be interested in knowing how health can be improved and taken cared well by engaging in yoga.

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  5. Gratitude for your Infographic!

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  6. Thank you ~ always inspired. You are a fantastic teacher and Ive had the pleasure of being in a few of your class through YJ, much gratitude! Lulu

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    • Thanks, Lulu!

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  7. These are beautiful, thank you for sharing!

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  8. im yoga teacher From kerala | really Iike ur Site

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    • Glad you enjoy it, Ginta!

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  9. Thank You for Practice Sequence Yoga

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