I’ve recently written about how I’ve been spring cleaning some parts of my life… Well this is a continuous thing as I’ve discovered that there is quite a lot to be cleaned! What I haven’t talked about yet is spring cleaning the body so here are some detox yoga poses for you!
Detox Yoga Poses
Sitting down, bring one leg in towards you and cross the other leg over with the foot firmly placed on the mat. Twist towards the leg with the foot on the floor and either hug your knee or hook your elbow over to help you twist. Lengthen the spine and then twist yourself around looking over the shoulder. Hold for 3 to 5 long breaths then repeat on the other side.
Stand with your legs wide apart, outer edges of the feet are parallel to the outer edges of the mat. Fold forward, lengthen the back and bring the hands directly under your shoulders. Inhale to twist and bring one arm up to the ceiling. Exhale to release. Inhale repeat on the other side and exhale to release. Repeat 3-5 times on each side.
Lie down on your back, extend the arms out to the sides and bring the knees in towards the chest. Then drop the knees over to one sides. If the opposite shoulder comes slightly off the ground then release it gently back down on the exhale. Stay for 5-10 breaths then repeat on the other side.
Stand at the top of your mat with your feet together. Take a step back with your left foot, bring the hips to facing forward the take the left arm across to the outside of the right leg. Rotate the chest up towards the ceiling and only if the top shoulder faces the ceiling lift the top arm. This is a more advanced yoga pose so if you are unsure ask your yoga teacher or practice the normal Triangle Pose.
Headstands are great for the lymphatic system which is responsible for the removal of waste from the body. They are for the more advanced yogis so if you have never practised headstands before then ask your yoga teacher to help you. If you are confident with headstands try this variation with Garudasana or Eagle legs!
For beginners or anyone with neck problems I love using the FeetUp stool which helps to keep the neck completely free and there is no pressure on the neck.
Supported Headstand with Eagle Legs
Eagle Legs Inversion with FeetUp stool
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