As if it isn’t bad enough that every other person you know is catching a bug, adding stress to the mix can make you even more susceptible to getting sick. Stress can actually weaken your immune system and increase chronic inflammation. (1)
Fortunately, yoga can help keep your immune system in tip-top shape. A review of 15 studies showed that yoga can boost immunity by both reducing stress and decreasing inflammation in the body. Yoga can also be beneficial to those who are already sick by reducing inflammatory markers in the body. (2)
Keeping a regular yoga practice is essential to maintaining consistent immune-boosting effects. Practice these yoga poses daily. To get started, grab a yoga mat and a bolster or a long pillow.