How To Detox Body Through Yoga
Yoga provides a wide range of benefits to detox the body in a physical, emotional and at spiritual level. Yoga practices are simple and very effective . It helps our body to detoxify the toxins inside our human system .Detox through yoga uses yoga exercises to support the body in eliminating which build up through the course of everyday life in the body’s digestive ,endocrine and lymphatic systems.Yoga includes both asana and some yogic practices (Shatkarmas) to detox the physical body .
Yoga Poses To Detox Your Body
Twist, stretch, balance and breath to detox your full body in a perfect natural way, you don’t need a glass of juice daily or a specific diet to cleanse your body here are the top yoga asanas as prescribed for detoxifying our body.
Parivritta Utkatasana (Revolved Chair Pose)
Bring your feet to your hip-width or together (depending on how you feel comfortable). Bend your knees as if you are sitting on a chair; make sure your knees are aligned with the center of your feet. Bring your hands together at the centre of your chest and bring one elbow to the opposite knee, pressing your palms firmly together. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and open your chest wide.
Detox benefits: Very beneficial for the health of the spine , this asana stimulates the liver, spleen, and digestive system, while toning the abdominals and improves the elimination process.
Garuda-asana (Eagle Pose)
Stand in tadasana (feet together) and arms by your side. Bring your left foot upward, bending the knee as you lift it. Now twist the left foot around your right leg as you rest the back of your left thigh on the right thigh. Bend the elbows and bring them in front of the chest so that the elbows are near the face. Interwine the forearms with the left elbow supporting right. Join your palms together keeping the fingers pointed upward. Inhale and hold the posture for the duration of the inhaled breath. Exhale and return to the Tadasana pose. Likewise you can repeat the posture on the opposite side, wrapping the right leg over the left and the right arm over left.
Detox benefits: Helps in stretching the ankles calves, the thighs, hips, shoulders, and upper back. By firmly pressing the thighs together, deeper circulation is supported in the legs, which helps flush out the blood and lymph system.
Marichyasana (Sage Twist Pose)
Sit in Dandasana(both legs straight in front of you). Bend your left leg towards your chest. Wrap-up your right arm around the left knee, positioning the knee in the crook of the right elbow. After resting in this position for few breaths, swap the sides and repeat.
Detox benefits: This yoga twist helps you to stimulate digestion and removes the impurities present in the body. As the abdominal organs are squeezed, the kidney and liver are stimulated. When the twist gets released, then blood enters the organs.
Salamba Sirsana with Garudasana (Eagle Headstand Pose)
Kneel on the floor. Interlock your fingers together and set the forearms on the floor, elbows at the Shoulder width. Roll your upper arms slightly outward, but press the inner wrists firmly to the floor. Now place the crown of your head on the floor. Now Inhale and lift your knees off the floor. Carefully walk your feet closer to your elbows, keep your heels elevated. Lift yourself through the top thighs, forming an inverted “V.” Firm the shoulder blades against your back and lift them toward the tailbone so the front torso stays as long as possible. Exhale and lift your feet up from the floor. Take both feet up at the same time, even if you bend your knees and hopping lightly off the floor. Turn the top thighs in slightly, and actively press the heels towards the ceiling. Place the right thigh over the left or stay there in a half bind or wrap-up the foot around the calf in a full bind. Press the thighs into one another.
Detox benefits: Mostly all types of headstands improve cardiovascular functioning by reducing strain on the heart. It’s a very effective pose to assist people suffering from a depressed immune system and also helps with allergies. Headstand also helps to increase digestive fire and body heat. They can increase the function of the endocrine glands, especially the pineal and pituitary glands.
Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose)
Lie on your back. Check that the head and spine are aligned. Place your hands beside the body with palms facing down. Contract your abdominal muscles and with the support of your arms slowly raise the legs to the vertical position, keeping your legs straight. When the legs are vertical, press your arms and hands firmly down on the floor. Slowly roll buttocks and lift your spine off the floor, raising the trunk to a vertical position. Turn the palms upwards ,bend the elbows and place the hands behind the ribcage ,slightly away from the spine to support the back .In the final position ,the legs are vertical ,together and in straight line with the trunk. The body is supported by the shoulders, nape of the neck and back of the head.
Detox benefits: Inverted poses such as the shoulder stand helps to drain out the accumulated lymph fluid from the legs and upper body. This is a very beneficial pose to do at the end of a practice as all toxins that were released during the practice are then flushed toward the heart to be oxygenated and cleansed.
Viparita Karani (Legs up the Wall pose)
Viparita Karni or Legs up the wall pose is commonly a fully supported pose using a wall and sometimes a bolster or blankets. Find an open space near a wall, lie down on your back and keep your legs on the wall, make sure back of your legs should press the wall and make a 90 degree angle. Your back and head should rest on the floor, keep your hands side wise. If it is uncomfortable for you then you can place a bolster or folded blanket under your hips and stay here for 5-15 minutes.
Detox benefits: Viparita Karni has anti-aging effects on the body, it makes you calm and fresh, relieve stress, relieve lower back tension. This pose also helps to improve the blood flow. Improve digestion.
Also Try These Yoga Poses for removing toxins from body
- Child’s Pose (Balasana)
- Three-Legged Downward-Facing Dog
- Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana)
- Revolved Triangle Pose (Parivrtta Trikonasana)
- Locust pose (Shalabhasana)