Today we know that the health of our gut can have an enormous influence on our immune system, our general state of health and even our mood. This makes it all the more important to make sure that the gut is treated with care.
Yoga is a holistic exercise system that originated in India. The first references to yoga and can be found in the Vedas, the most ancient holy scriptures of India. Besides physical exercises (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama), philosophy and meditation play an important role in the classical yoga traditions.
The holiday season is supposed to be one of the most beautiful season of the year, but for many it is stressful. Preparations, deadlines, gift lists and (often far too) high expectations...these are just a few of the reasons why the days before the holidays tend to be hectic.
Our immune system is like a special defence unit that works around the clock to protect our body. It's made up of many different components, all of which are precisely tuned to each other - an impressive system that we usually don't think about much.
That said our immune system certainly deserves more attention. It does great things every day and loves a little support from its greatest ally: YOU.
We are lucky to live in a time that allows us to eat whatever we can imagine. But the abundance of food in the West, actually damages our health. Our supermarkets, pastry shops and restaurants are overflowing with products and we often tend to buy the wrong ones.