5 Yoga Poses to Boost Your Immune System

5 Yoga Poses to Boost Your Immune System

Did you know that yoga and the immune system are interlinked? Well yes, and you should know that for anything to work well, stability and balance are essential. See how the same applies to the immune system and when imbalance sets in, the immune system seems to be affected. Yoga works great in reducing stress levels and gives a holistic uplifting approach to your body. Stress is the primary reason for a weak immune system. So, let us tell you now that there are specific yoga poses that strengthen and support your immune system and with regular practice will keep diseases at bay.

Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

Tadasana (Mountain Pose)This is the ‘mother’ of all yoga poses, and this basic level Hatha Yoga pose can be done at any time in the day. It should be held for at least 10-20 seconds or at least five deep breaths, so you should know that if you are following up Tadasana with other postures just make sure your stomach is empty.


  • Helps restore balance
  • Regulates the digestive system
  • Increases awareness
  • Relieves tension
  • Steadies your breathing
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Expels dullness
  • Keeps you refreshed
  • Increases your energy
  • Harmonizes your body

Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)This pose represents the stable and balanced stance of a tree and it’s best to do this beginner level of Hatha Yoga pose in the morning on an empty stomach and a fresh mind. Try to balance yourself first, working your way up to holding for a minute on each leg, while you are breathing deeply.


  • Strengthens your spine
  • Strengthens aids nerve-muscle coordination
  • Improves your mental capabilities
  • Keeps you stable
  • Invigorates your entire body by stretching it
  • Increases your stamina
  • Keeps you focused
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Relaxes the nervous system

Padangusthasana (Big Toe Pose)

Padangusthasana (Big Toe Pose)This pose helps you to stretch your muscles in the back of your legs, spine, and neck. Do the pose for at least 30 seconds early in the morning on an empty stomach. If you miss it in the morning try it in the evening after 2-3 hours from your last meal.


  • Calms your brain
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Improves digestion
  • More blood flow to your liver and kidneys
  • Keeps insomnia away
  • Sleeping peacefully

Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)This is the pose that is the best for the immune system; try to hold this beginner level Vinyasa-style yoga pose for 30 seconds or five to ten deep breaths. This pose is best to be done in the morning as you are energized and the food is digested completely.


  • Improves circulation in your body
  • Aid digestion
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Improves concentration and balance
  • Calms your mind
  • Reduces stress

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)


Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)The Cobra Pose resembles the raised hood of a cobra. Try to hold this basic level Ashtanga Yoga pose for 15-30 seconds or 5-10 breaths.


  • Stimulates digestive system and circulation
  • Opens up your heart and lungs
  • Relieves stress
  • Increases flexibility of your spine
  • Elevates your mood
  • Stimulates your core
  • Boosts your energy

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