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Iyengar Yoga Sequence for Colds

During the winter months, when the immune system is compromised, we recommend a restorative and recuperative practice to do at home. Coming to class with an infectious cold will make you feel worse as strong poses like standing poses, backbends and twists can increase your symptoms. It is the perfect time to practise supported supine poses and inversions at home.

We suggest the following sequence specifically provided by BKS Iyengar in The Path to Holistic Health. We hope you will feel inspired to try a self-practice at home, even if you are not ill, to support your immune system. If you have a cold, try it. It works!

You can download a PDF of the sequence below. Blankets, belts and bolsters to support your practice are available for sale at reception. Or you can be creative with your own blankets and cushions at home.

 

Iyengar Yoga Sequence for Colds