Building Immunity: Article and Sequence from RIMYI

‘Guruji Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar was born during the 1918 influenza pandemic and even his mother was not spared the infection during her pregnancy. This had led to a very sickly childhood for our Guruji. It was this ill-health that introduced him to yoga with which he has given health to millions across the world.’

This article by Iyengar Yoga teacher Dr. Rajvi H. Mehta is taken from Yoga Rahasya (vol.16, no.4, 2009) and was published during the H1N1 pandemic, featuring asanas given by B.K.S. Iyengar for the immune system (click to download):

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The sequence below, taken from the article above, was given out to students at the Iyengar Institute in Pune when it was closed due to an outbreak of a virulent flu. If you are unable to do any of the asanas, talk to your local Iyengar yoga teacher to see if there are modified versions you can do at home.  

Click here for a downloadable version 

 

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