InnerYoga for Supporting Your Immune System Video
InnerYoga for Supporting Your Immune System

Sign Up NowWatch the full video - and many others - now with your Gaiam TV subscription!

InnerYoga for Supporting Your Immune System

Available worldwide

Dina Amsterdam leads you on a gentle healing journey to support the vitality of your immune system. This therapeutic InnerYoga session will nourish your being and body deeply without asking you to expend too much energy. The practice is grounded in the principle of maitri, or "unconditional friendliness," which is especially potent when we are faced with stress, fatigue, or illness. This video incorporates a healthy dose of pranayama, yin yoga to target our kidney chi, gentle reclined postures, an a meditation inspired by the Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. This video is part of the Sleep and Immunity Practice Guide

Featuring music by Roop Verma and Adam Lees


People who watched this also watched

Join the Conversation

Login or sign upsign up to add a comment

kicchan57, posted on October 12, 2016

Such a healing practice, thank you.

olgabotsi, posted on August 20, 2016

This is perfect as you get a full body stretch even when you are so ill you can barely move, it deeply relaxed me and gave me more energy! I loved the immune flow at the end, I've got quite tight shoulders and it was very relieving.

theloudlady, posted on June 22, 2016

I love this practice but...I wish the music was more in tune w Dina's energy here. It sounds like elevator music. Editors please consider this.

KristenL@Gaia, posted on June 23, 2016


We're so glad you liked the class! Thank you for the feedback, we will definitely forward it onto our team :)


rca405, posted on May 19, 2016

Exactly what this tired body stress release!

dmtbyrne, posted on April 1, 2016

I have been catching every bug or virus that seemed to be going around this winter. After experiencing a sick free winter last year, I was really disappointed and frustrated. With the spring sunshine in the UK at the moment, and me being ill for the fifth time, I was incredibly blue. I have work this afternoon and didn't know how I would face it. Instead of spending the morning in bed, trying to rest as much as possible before getting ready, I decided to do this practice. I was sick of being in bed! I feel so much better now, I feel as if I can tackle the day despite feeling crummy, it opened up my passageways so I am breathing better, and all the lower body stretches have helped me feel less bloated and gross. Bring on Friday!!

I should also note that I have had really severe body aches and pains since developing this virus, and the practice helped ease them rather than making them worse or conflicting with them.

NicoleUrdang, posted on March 17, 2016

I am a huge fan of this practice; especially, when I remember to put a couple of drops of Restoration essential oil from Edens Gardens between my palms. The combo is really terrific.
You might want to check out more Jin Shin Jyutsu here:

Taito, posted on March 10, 2016

What a wonderful class! I was lying at home with the flu feeling blue, and this was just what I needed. I feel so much better now.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Dina for sharing this beautiful practise <3

dinaamsterdam, posted on March 11, 2016

Hi Taito -

I am so happy that the practice was nurturing for you. Take good care ; ).



hob_regina, posted on February 6, 2016

I was having a bit of a pity party over having a cold. When I saw this immune system booster, I almost passed because I thought nearly an hour would be too long with my stuffy nose, cough, and headache. WRONG! It was over before I knew it, I'm breathing much better, and even finally felt up to taking proper care of myself. Sitting back now, chasing my vitamin C and oil of oregano with a huge mango/pineapple/cilantro/cashew milk/curry smoothie. Ahhh...

Namaste, Dina, and thank you for this wonderful practice! It was just what I needed! :)

Sbutler27, posted on January 15, 2016

I started the practice with menstral cramps , lethargy and just feeling "stuck". I'm so glad I found this video. It calmed my nervous system and gently opened me up. I feel relaxed, refreshed and less achy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on January 15, 2016

You may also be interested in this practice with Faith Hunter:


naisygriff, posted on December 27, 2015

What is the effect the jin shin jyutsu is supposed to have as I fell asleep both times! My new favourite practice!

maggie.preston, posted on December 1, 2015

...but not easy! As Dina says "Yin Yoga is supposed to be uncomfortable" & It's true at times! but i thought it was a very interesting practice, and good for my body coming-down-with-a-cold.

veda, posted on November 6, 2015

Thank you for this wonderful flow, it was truly a peaceful way to bring energy into the body.

jaacktak, posted on October 21, 2015

Thank you, I have been going through a series of medical treatments and battling a debilitating disease for years. I just finished this and am thankful. Namaste

10butterflies, posted on July 17, 2015

Woke up with a little summer cold. Feeling relaxed, grateful and peaceful after this practice. Thank you Dina :)

celiaa07, posted on May 21, 2015

This class was perfect after a few low energy days with a cold. Very easy to follow and nice instruction throughout.

Vasaart, posted on April 9, 2015

Woke up congested, fuzzy, achy. This flow was so gentle and nurturing - the time flew by and I feel refreshed.

jmosher1, posted on April 9, 2015

This was wonderful... I was shocked that I could last for the 53 minutes but I did and hopefully I will be OK from it. Actually hoping I will be better than OK... if so.. that will
give me a big boost mentally as well as physically. Once are bodies have been invaded, so to speak, it takes years to get back what we had.
Thank you...the offerings are getting better and better... it does take time reading and deciphering each one but so far each one has been exactly as it was designed. I am
at square one and just hope to gradually get better and better

Tata, posted on February 25, 2015

Thank you Dina

earthmother1, posted on January 29, 2015

Compassion! Yes, to all, and also ourselves.

judibrownmusic, posted on January 26, 2015

Day 4 of the flu and my whole being is sore, tight and oversensitive. I really set myself up well with a heated blanket and lots of blocks and bolsters so I was absolutely comfortable. The sequence was natural and I appreciate the generous hold times, including the prompt to pause if more time was needed. Loved the under the-back strap technique! I enjoy working with straps but felt that needing to hold them took away from the relaxation; this solved that beautifully. Namaste!

judibrownmusic, posted on January 26, 2015

Day 4 of the flu and my whole being is sore, tight and oversensitive. I really set myself up well with a heated blanket and lots of blocks and bolsters so I was absolutely comfortable. The sequence was natural and I appreciate the generous hold times, including the prompt to pause if more time was needed. Loved the under the-back strap technique! I enjoy working with straps but felt that needing to hold them took away from the relaxation; this solved that beautifully. Namaste!

marsay007, posted on December 28, 2014

Thank you Dina! For the last two days I have struggled with digestive issues. I went to my mat twice but didn't have the energy to do a vinyasa or even some of my more calmer practices. After this class, my stomach is calm and not tight. I was able to get breath down to my belly and beyond, took awhile but it did happen. This has been added to my playlist and truly is a healer for those who aren't feeling well but need to practice. Thank you so very much.

jsmith, posted on December 27, 2014

What a fantastic sequence of poses. Thank you, Dina!

ciddesigns, posted on December 27, 2014

Thank you Dina. I do this wonderful practice every time I feel a cold or illness coming on and not long after my body, mind and soul feel much better. Namaste. :)

SriMummyDaddy, posted on November 13, 2014

thankyou Dina for a wonderful loving practise

JessyH, posted on November 9, 2014

Before doing this practice I had uncomfortable sensations and tremors in my chest. Now they have gone and I feel soothed and nourished. Thank you Dina for such a healing practice. Namaste.

nicolef207, posted on October 14, 2014

I am doing a gentle organ detox this week and nearing the peak of discomfort today. Tried this in place of my usual vinyasa flow and it felt very clear and grounding. May return to this again as the cleanse progresses.

NattyD, posted on September 25, 2014

I'm fighting chronic lyme disease which can leave me feeling alienated from my body. This practice really helps me to reconnect to myself and have some peace in this exhausting process.

mameefranglais, posted on August 12, 2014

Ok, this is the most wonderful practice, lifted the depression right out. Many thanks.

tappin1, posted on August 2, 2014

I love yin practice, this was wonderful to start my day. Did this practice outside on my deck. Music was very nice , only heard it in transition. Thank you Dina. The Jin shin jyutsu was fab.

Lynnpell, posted on July 31, 2014

simply incredible ~ thank you!

Gugui, posted on July 12, 2014

Amazing practice! Thank you soo much! Namaste

NicoleUrdang, posted on June 9, 2014

Excellent to nourish your parasympathetic nervous system.
Love the Jin Shin Jyutsu.
Added ten minutes of pranayama: 1:2 ratio.
Thank you!

FaithI, posted on April 9, 2014

I do this practice any time I'm under the weather and find it helps a lot. I never noticed the music until I paid attention today after reading the previous comment. I don't find it irritating at all and to me, it's barely audible. (I usually keep the volumes family low.) The music is like a steady heartbeat. I think it is intended to be subtlety stimulating throughout the long static poses.

yogashanti, posted on March 23, 2014

I'm sure this is a great practice, but I didn't last more than 15 minutes, because of the music. It's not relaxing! And kind of bad. No offense, it's just not great music for such a slow practice, and I think I will have that tune stuck in my head for a day. I really wish I could listen without the music because this practice is exactly what I need right now. :-/

Jwoodworthalcock, posted on March 19, 2014

I loved that you incorporated Jin Shin Jyutsu into the practice. I am a practitioner and the combination are very powerful.
Thank you

smiles, posted on January 30, 2014

Beautiful opening practice.

smallsmile, posted on January 25, 2014

Ahhhhhhhhh...... :) Wonderfully spacious. Thank you, Dina.

yogalinakatie, posted on January 21, 2014

thank you for this class Dina - your compassion, intuition, and nurturing has brought a wave of peace to my heart.

cindyjf, posted on January 17, 2014

this was the perfect class to get me back into my yoga practice after being sick with the flu! thank you for this sequence. oh so good. my hamstrings and immune system thank you.

crmavb, posted on January 4, 2014

I thought I would be in bed all day, but I managed to follow your class, on the floor, and voila, I feel 100 times better. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, and your care.

phoenix69, posted on December 29, 2013

so clearing...thank you!

houlef, posted on December 23, 2013

I really really love this video! exactly what I need to relax and relax my hips and lower back! I feel the energy circulating at the end of the video. So grateful!

NicoleRomero, posted on December 13, 2013

This is such a beautiful class! Thank you!

yoginisandy, posted on December 4, 2013

Beautifully relaxing as I recover from sinus infection and bronchitis. Experiencing this practice twice a day right now!!

Kkgal, posted on November 30, 2013

Really enjoyed the different take on yin . Question, what is the name of the flow at the end that uses fingertips and hand on the back, and what is the explanation for using it? Thanks.

shalad21, posted on November 26, 2013

loved the class & message blessings

More From Gaia

Password is case sensitive.