3 Simple & Basic Yoga Poses to Fight the Common Cold
Alleviate those unwanted common cold symptoms with these 3 simple yoga poses.
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Since a warm body is a flexible body, Bikram yoga is practiced in a room heated to about 105° F (~40.6° C) with 40 percent humidity. This challenging yoga comprises 26 Hatha yoga postures and two pranayama breathing techniques. The sequences work synergistically to improve health and wellbeing. Popularized in the early 1970s, Bikram yoga is named after its founder, Bikram Choudhury, who created this system of hot yoga synthesized from traditional hatha yoga techniques. It is said that Choudhury devised the system as a result of a knee injury and was able to recover after six months of practice. Bikram is known for its healing benefits and for its ability to train and calm the mind. The practice was developed to target every cell of the body, creating a revitalized, strong, lean, balanced and healthier body. The purpose of the heated room is to help deepen stretching and prevent injury, while also reducing stress and tension. Bikram claims that this form of yoga has the potential to restore health to all parts of the body, inside and out, targeting muscles, joints and internal organs, from the lungs and digestive system to the lymphatic and immune systems. Circulation is also a large part of Bikram’s theory, as many of the poses create a tourniquet effect at certain joints, cutting off circulation for a moment before allowing freshly oxygenated blood to circulate through. Bikram also maintains that the breathing exercises, or pranayama, can help with lung capacity.
This sequence of 5 postures will help you keep your cool while building strength and toning all the right places!