2 Detox with yoga poses for a cleaner you

June 28, 2015 by admin

If you’re feeling sluggish and your body could use some fine-tuning, you can do more than sip on green juices. Get on your yoga mat, and do these poses designed to detox the body. You have your circulatory, digestive, and lymphatic systems to thank for getting rid of toxins and waste, and these poses stimulate those systems. Pick out the poses your body needs or practice them all, and you’re on your way to feeling like a new you.

(1) Sitting twist.  Use each inhale to lengthen spine and each exhale to wring yourself out of anything you no longer want or need. Do this for 5 deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.

Sitting twist

(2) Uttanasana (Chair Pose) Twist with Prayer Hands

This deep twist aids in digestion. You’ll feel the gentle pressure on your kidneys, liver, and spleen, which stimulates the removal of waste.

Uttanasana (chair pose) twist.  Prayer hands
Uttanasana (chair pose) twist. Prayer hands. Hold for 5 breaths.

 

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