Can Yoga Boost Your Immune System?

Thankfully the days are starting to get longer and there should soon be more sunshine to enjoy. But that doesn’t mean that cold and flu season is behind us just quite yet.  This time of year has many people trying to figure out what will keep them healthy and how they can avoid getting sick. At Mind to Body, we run many different yoga classes in Mississauga during this time of year as we know the benefits yoga offers when it comes to warding off illness.

 

Yoga Boost Immunity

Unlike other fitness options, yoga focuses on the whole body and the mind so you get multiple benefits when you choose to practice yoga. Let’s take a closer look at how yoga can support your immune system and keep you healthy through cold and flu season.

Stress

It’s been said that stress can double your chances of coming down with a cold or the flu. Did you know that practicing yoga supports two contributing factors to your immune health? Yoga lowers stress hormones and calms the nervous system. When the immune system feels supported, illness symptoms diminish.

Breathing

If you’ve ever done a yoga class before, you’ll know that the instructor will often talk about breathing and breathing techniques. Breathing rhythms and the posture you use during yoga helps to improve the overall efficiency and strength of your lungs and nasal passage. This in turn helps prevent infection.

Circulation

Sitting for hours on end each day (as many people do) can result in the buildup of toxins in the body and its systems. Because yoga focuses on the whole body, several different organs and glands are involved when you move through a variety of yoga positions. Your organs are supplied with oxygenated blood for optimal function and your lymphatic system is stimulated to rid your body of toxins.

Mind to Body is a yoga studio in Mississauga that offers a wide range of yoga classes and workshops designed to keep you in optimal health.  You can visit our website to find out more about our studio and our team.  If you do find yourself battling a cold, we can suggest the following poses to help alleviate your symptoms:

  • Downward Facing Dog will encourage blood flow to your sinuses and help to ease congestion
  • Camel Pose or Cow Face Pose will open your chest and fight against further respiratory infection
  • Seated Spinal Twist helps detoxify the body and activate immune system organs

In addition to yoga and pilates, Mind to Body in Mississauga also offers registered massage therapy, reiki, reflexology and holistic nutrition support. We’re committed to your health and wellness and invite you to contact us to find out how we can help you feel your best.

Can Yoga Boost Your Immune System?
Sara Ryatt
Sara Ryatt
22:35 12 Dec 19
I was in search of a yoga teacher training program and stumbled upon Mind to Body....its become my second home ever since. The yoga teacher training program was very detail oriented and definitely prepared for my yoga journey. They covered a lot of topics like anatomy and basics of ayurveda as well. I continue to attend regular yoga classes there now. They offer many various different types of classes..my favs are the restorative and yin classes. The staff is very inviting and friendly and the studio is very very clean and well maintained. Oh yea...can't forget the complimentary delicious detox tea i have every time i attend a class is a bonus!!read more
olga g
olga g
00:29 05 Nov 19
Great prenatal classes. Would recommend to anyone this place. Inside is very inviting and positive environment.
christal gordon
christal gordon
18:09 01 Nov 19
The mind to body yoga teacher training program was a life changing experience. Not only were we taught the foundations of yoga practice, we were also given the opportunity to form relationships with a variety of yogis. I have grown in confidence since started this program and look forward to start teaching and sharing the joy instilled in me with others. Thank you mind to body!read more
Lindsay LeBlanc
Lindsay LeBlanc
14:51 09 Oct 19
I attended training here and loved it! It is very warm and welcoming, and Pritpal is truly dedicated to serving the community!read more
Louis French Los
Louis French Los
01:51 19 Aug 19
Loved it! Did a drop in today - was visiting from out of town. Staff were super friendly and welcoming gave a great tour. The class was great especially the lavender oil in shavasanaread more
poonam pandher
poonam pandher
17:48 10 Jul 19
If I could give Mind to Body more than 5 stars I would! Since starting at this studio 6 months ago, all my aches and pains have been eliminated. That's due to yoga but more so thanks to the personable, caring, passionate and dedicated instructors. It's a blessing to have found a yoga studio where each class by any instructor here is taught with so much passion and bring their own experiences and way of teaching, teaching the right techniques and foundations of poses (grounding feet and hands) alot of others overlook when teaching. They don't ever ever ever make you feel like you have to do a pose they always tell you to follow your body. Love the variety of classes, started with Restorative yoga and now on to hot detox yoga which I didn't ever think I'd do. Mind to body has a great community of employees and members who are always friendly with a huge smile on their faces. It's been so great to connect with other members especially while having the detox tea, yum! Honestly don't know how they keep it so clean with so many members but it's immaculate and shiny. Floors are always swept and mopped constantly. Couldn't have found a more amazing yoga studio, love you guys for all that you do! It's definitely been a life changing process and I'm excited to continue to grow in every way with all of you :).read more
Nikki Dhillon - Harold M Brathwaite SS (2482)
Nikki Dhillon - Harold M Brathwaite SS (2482)
13:39 28 Mar 19
I found this studio six months ago, after having searched for a calm and rejuvenating space for a long time. I'm so grateful that Mind to Body Yoga has become my space for growth, fitness and connection.I have tried various classes and I love the fact that each and everyone of them is inviting, knowledgeable and caring about the pace and the participants.The studio is always clean and organized.They also offers many classes on meditation and restorative yoga to enhance and learn new techniques.I have certainly achieved a better mind to body connection since I joined this studio.read more
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