Boost your immune system naturally with these tips from my holistic toolkit.

Raising your immunity naturally is your best defense.

Yoga

If you’ve ever practiced with me in person or online or had a coaching session with me you will have heard me say “There’s a yoga pose for that”. Yoga can offer so many benefits, physical and emotional and remember to just do what you can, 10 minutes is still hugely beneficial. Keep an eye on my blog and YouTube channel for yoga sequences and support.

Yin Pose: Archer Arms
Neck Stretch
Reclined Butterfly

Meditation & Mindfulness

Okay so meditation and mindfulness are not the same thing, unless you’re looking specifically at mindful meditation but let’s not get into the nitty-gritty, let’s instead focus on the benefits that overlap both so you can find a way to use them that works for you.

Nutrition

I’ll put my hands up and declare that I am not a nutritional therapist and if you want some specific advice then do speak to one but there is also a wealth of information available online about supporting our immune system naturally, these are some of the things I use personally:

  • Stay hydrated — Drink lots of water and herbal teas to help keep your body working effectively and allowing it to eliminate toxins.
  • Supplement — From over-farming and mass production, our food is not as nutrient-dense as it once was. Personally I top up with vitamin and protein-loaded shakes with a greens powder added, Vitamin D daily and through the winter often a high strength Vitamin C too. You will also find immune system targeted supplements.
  • Look after your gut health — probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes… look them up and try them out.

Essential Oils

Just like my stance on yoga (there is a pose for that), I feel the same way about essential oils. There is an oil to help with most things and there are a number of essential oils that can either be used to cleanse air when diffuser, clean surfaces or support our immune system including lemon and tea tree oils. However, my oil of choice would be doTERRA OnGuard blend, this amazing blend can be used topically on the skin in rollerball format or diluted with fractionated coconut oil, you can make an antibacterial hand spray or surface cleaner and there is also a hand wash available. The whole range is amazing for cleaning, protecting and boosting the immune system, but also smells amazing… think cosy Christmas spices and citrus intertwined.

Crystals

So this might be one step too far into the woo for you, but I love crystals and am fascinated with the research around their vibrations and all of the theories on which crystals can help with what. However, I favour going with your intuition on crystals — what are you drawn to? What do you love?. Consider it as though you’re buying a piece of art, don’t just take a random stranger (such as myself)’s word for what will work for you, use it as guidance, sure, but see what you feel drawn to, or something you just have to have, and you’ll likely be on the right track.

Mindset: Focus on Compassion

Finally, find your compassion and understanding — we need it more now than ever. Spread hope not fear, compassion not judgment and take care of yourself. Think of what is of the highest good for all but try not to judge or criticise others and their approach. Everyone is doing the best they can with the information and understanding they have. You do you and lead by caring and compassionate, loving example.

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Michelle Maslin-Taylor

Michelle Maslin-Taylor

Reiki-infused yoga and intuitive coaching for deep emotional healing. Find me at www.michellemaslintaylor.com