Iyengar Yoga Immunity Sequence

Yoga to strengthen your immune system and help you through these crazy times of the coronavirus strain COVID-19. Please, stay well and happy, stress and anxiety are likely to deplete your body’s strength to fight any viruses. Stay safe and healthy with good practices.

Good practices:
  • Before and after every class, wash your hands with soap and water vigorously for 20 seconds. Also wash your hands after using the restroom.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • If you have a fever, cough, or cold, please stay at home and see your health care provider if appropriate. 
  • If you need to cough or sneeze please do so into a tissue or your elbow if a tissue is not available. Discard the used tissue into the garbage bin immediately after use and then wash your hands thoroughly. 
  • Feel free to bring your own yoga props to class. 

Practicing yoga can help support and strengthen your immune system, as well as diminish anxiety and stress. The below sequences were given by Guruji when RIMYI was closed due to a viral pandemic:

Immunity Booster Sequence by B.K.S. Iyengar

( printouts available )

morning practice
60 min

  • Uttanasana (support head) 5 min
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (support head) 5 min
  • Prasarita Padottanasana (support head if not on floor) 3 min Sirsasana 5 min
  • Sirsasana cycle (see Light on Yoga plates #202-218) 5 min
  • Viparita Dandasana (support head) 5 min
  • Sarvangasana 10 min
  • Halasana 5 min
  • Sarvangasana Cycle 5 min (see Light on Yoga plates #234-271)
  • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (supported) 5 min
  • Viparita Karani (at wall) 5 min
  • Savasana (w/ Ujjayi or Viloma pranayama) 10 min

evening practice
45 min

  • Sirsasana 10 min
  • Sarvangasana 10 min
  • Halasana 5 min or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (supported) 10 min Savasana (w/ Ujjayi or Viloma pranayama) 10 min