3 Yoga Poses To Cleanse Your Body

For full understanding of Yoga and Detoxification: read the series of articles on Yoga for Detoxification and how it helps us detoxify.

I welcome you to yet another article about the cleansing power of yoga. Having gotten the clue on how full detoxification can be achieved as shared, you can progress to further yoga poses with written explanations and infographics to help cleanse your body.

Seated Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

This asana massages all the organs of digestion and elimination, including the kidney, liver, colon, and spleen, which is part of the lymph system.

Sit with the legs extended, hands resting on the floor at your sides. Feel the bones of the pelvis connect down to the earth and lengthen through the spine, from the tailbone to the crown of the head. Bend the left knee and place the sole of the left foot to the inside of the right thigh. Tuck the right foot under the buttocks. Wrap the right arm around the left knee and pull the belly to the left with the left hand.

Bring the left hand around behind you and place it near the buttocks. On an exhale, begin to twist deeper to the left first in the belly, then the chest, the neck, and the eyes. On the inhale, gently lengthen more from the tailbone to the crown of the head. Take several deep breaths, deepening your awareness into the sensations provided by the pose. To release, inhale the left arm to shoulder height and draw it forward, gently straighten the legs and shake them before repeating the twist to the other side.

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Note: If you cannot wrap the elbow around your knee, hold the raised knee with the opposite hand. You can also keep the bottom leg straight if bending it under the buttocks feels like too much of a stretch on the hip.

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