Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana, yoga posture

 Winter is Coming!

Down Under we have actually gone off daylight financial savings, and also the climate has transformed freezing. I have actually started to consider the ways I should plan for the coming winter. I’ll be putting away those short shorts and skirts and also causing the jumpers. Yet I’m not fairly all set to purchase our wintertime’s supply of firewood.

Meanwhile, my doctor has advised me that this season’s influenza injection is going to be readily available soon.

At my age, I’m in one of the ‘in jeopardy’ categories for flu. This is the team of folks which the National Health and wellness as well as Medical Research study Council advises must be vaccinated versus influenza:

  • people aged 65 years and over
  • Aboriginal and also Torres Strait Islander individuals aged 50 years old as well as over
  • anyone over 6 months old with any one of the following persistent illnesses:
    • heart conditions
    • lung/ respiratory conditions, such as asthma
    • diabetes (and also various other chronic metabolic diseases)
    • kidney disease
    • impaired immunity
    • chronic neurological disorders including numerous sclerosis and seizure disorders
  • pregnant women
  • residents as well as personnel of assisted living home and other long-lasting treatment facilities

I utilized to grin politely as well as nod my head when my doctor recommended me to obtain the jab. It’s only in the work few years that I’ve really been treated. I figured, why not? I trust my doctor.

It’s additionally appropriate that Australia records several deaths from influenza every year – between 1500 and 3500.

Has the injection helped me? Hard to claim without a doubt what’s shielded me – yoga exercise technique, excellent diet regimen, pleased way of living? The reality is, however, I haven’t had the influenza in years.

Colds and Flu Sequence

If you decide on not to obtain an influenza shot, you may desire to bring in the following series to your arsenal. It’s a program that aids strengthen your body immune system as well as reduces the signs and symptoms of an acute rhinitis or the flu.

The sequence is a ‘download’ from The Path to Holistic Health by BKS Iyengar as well as consists of presents for treating breathing ailments as well as improving your body immune system a boost.

This is my go-to sequence for self-nurturence. It may not cure an illness yet you’re most likely to feel much better after doing the program. The shoulderstand (sarvangasana) and plough (halasana) postures are especially helpful for draining nasal congestion.

If you are cold-free right now, that’s wonderful. I hope you take care of to get away winter or summer season periods without a flu or cold. However just in case …

Be warned. You’ll require to every yoga prop you can acquire your practical. These helps are the extremely points that can make a technique nurturing. The timings for the positions are suggestions, yet constantly, consistently pay attention to your body’s needs.

The Poses:

Uttanasana, head supported on blocks or chair, 1 – 2 minutes

Prasarita Padottanasana, head on blocks, chair or bolster, 1 -2 minutes

Adho Mukha Svanasana, obstructs support hands, a block for forehead, 1 – 2 minutes

A. M.S., as above, yet with a strengthen assistance for temple, 1 -2 minutes

Sirsasana, wall, 1-3 minutes

Viparita Dandasana, 2 chairs, one for legs as well as feet, the other for existing back over, rolled towel under lumbar, mat on edge of chair, folded blanket & bolster support head, and also yoga belt to bind legs, 1 minute

As above, with one chair, wall surface, rolled towel, folded up quilt, reinforce, legs right and also feet at wall surface skirting board – 1 minute

Supta Baddha Konasana, boost, quilt, yoga exercise belt, 2 blocks, 5-10 minutes

Supta Virasana, strengthen, folded quilt, 5-10 minutes

Setubhandasana, supported on 4 reinforces, belt for legs, 5-8 minutes

Halasana, 2 chairs, 2 bolsters, covering, 3 min. Shoulders hinge on reinforce, legs on reinforce on chair. 2nd chair is for Sarvangasana so you could go from one to the various other pose.

Sarvangasana, chair, bolster, 5 minutes

Repeat Halasana

Setubhandasana, as above, 5-8 mins

Viparita Karani, wall, 2 reinforces, block, belt, 5-8 minutes

Viloma 2 Breathing, breast assisted on bolster, head/neck on quilt, eye covering, 20 cycles

Savasana, boost & bury, 5-10 minutes