The body is a complex mechanism with incredible self-healing capacities. Unfortunately, the stress of our daily life-styles doesn't create the right conditions for us to tap into this innate power.
Many children and adults have malfunctioning immune systems and are prone to disease and infection. Also auto-immune disorders such as allergies are more and more prevalent.
The self-healing mechanisms of the body can be accessed to their full potential when we are balanced and relaxed. This is how yoga encourages the body's self-healing capacities.
Having a strong immune system and a healthy lymphatic circulation are essential in keeping your body healthy, and in keeping it's defenses up.
THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
The lymphatic system is one of the keys to the good functioning of our general defenses. It is a 'depratment' that helps to keep the body clean and healthy.
The lymphatic system has two main functions in the body. It circulates bodily fluids alongside the blood circulation and helps the cells with waste disposal. The lymphatic system also plays an important role in defending the body against foreign pathogens, just like the immune system.
Unlike the blood circulation, the lymphatic system does not have a pump. Our pumping heart encourages the blood to moved through our veins and arteries. The lymph, however, has to move on its own accord. This means that it can stagnate easily.
5 WAYS TO MOVE STAGNATED LYMPH
Stagnation of lymph induces a general feeling of tiredness and weakness, and it suppresses the functioning of the immune system.
If your lymph isn't moving as well as it should, you can help your body through performing simple yoga exercises.
As a general rule, exercise helps to move the lymph throughout the body.
Inversions are postures where you are upside-down. They help to distribute the lymph by draining the bodily fluids.
Stretching the areas of the lymph nodes is another trick. Perform postures and stretches for the groin, abdomen, and pits.
Twisting postures are very beneficial because they work on the nodes in the abdomen.
5. Lymphatic Massage
And if you are feeling too lazy, you can always go for a lymphatic massage. Lymphatic massage is a gentle form of massage that uses rhythmic circular movements to encourage lymph flow.
A well functioning lymphatic system will support a strong immune system and will keep you healthy and full of energy!