Welcome to week 5 of the Be Well Yoga Series. The Be Well Yoga Series is about strategies for coping with COVID-19. The truth is, COVID-19 and other viruses are here to stay and we need to take responsibility for our own health. There are tons of things we can do to stay healthy and build our immune systems. Over the past 4 weeks I have discussed different ways for you to keep your immune system and overall health in tip top shape. This week’s theme is Move Well. Moving our bodies is so important for our overall health.
Did you know that your lymphatic system is a big part of your immune system? Did you know that unlike the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system does not have its own pump. Our lymphatic system relies on proper hydration (which we talked about last week) and movement to function properly.
Moving well is part of staying well. Additionally, moving your body helps to release feel good endorphins which also boost your immune system. Lastly, movement helps the heart circulate your blood and when our circulation system is working well, our cells get oxygenated, hydrated, and nourished well.
Our bodies need a variety of movements at different speeds, intensity, and direction. The more varied our movement, the healthier we will be. Also, when we stop using certain parts of our body, the body stops maintaining those areas. So, it is important to do MORE than just yoga! Yes, you are reading that correctly, your yoga teacher just told you do something other than yoga! Here are some good ideas:
Come join me for class on Tuesdays 6-7:30pm, all levels!!
In peace & health,
Andrea Carvalho, musings on the journey to vibrant embodiment.