The need to detox has become more important than ever. Why? Because we are facing record levels of environmental toxins, absorption of pesticides, side-effects from medication….and so many other factors that lead to a build up of toxicity in the body.
That toxicity can lead to a really wide variety of acute and chronic health conditions. Yoga alone will probably not save us, but it is a great addition to our tool box that supports our endocrine system, strengthens our digestion and improves our ability to relax and de-stress.
Here are 5 poses that particularly help us detox. These are 5 poses that you will regularly find in all our classes; from beginner to intermediate and beyond!
A great pose for opening up tight hamstrings, allowing your head to fall below your heart.This pose also reverses the pull of gravity, encouraging circulation of blood throughout the body. The folding motion squeezes the belly which also moves things along for digestion.
This deep twist not only works the quads and glutes but also is excellent in aiding digestion as you feel gentle pressure on your kidneys, liver and spleen that stimulates the removal of toxins while toning your abdominal wall. It stimulates the heart, improving circulation of the blood, respiratory and lymphatic systems and relieves mental and physical sluggishness.