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5 Effective Detox Yoga Poses

15 Oct 2021 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy


Here are the top three Detox Yoga Poses. That will help you get release of all the unnecessary toxins from your body. These poses will stretch your back and also helps heal your different blockages and obstructions.

Here are 5 Effective Detox Yoga Poses

1. Wide-Legged Forward Bend ( Prasarita Padottanasana I)

The wide-legged forward bend helps to boost the circulation and improves digestion. This asana pulls your head towards the direction of gravity to make blood circulation in your body better. The pressure on your stomach helps in improving digestion to flush out toxins.

Lengthen your spine and open your chest as you inhale. Fold forward from the hips, keeping your back long and chest open, as you exhale. Go half-way down with a straight back and place your hands underneath your shoulders onto the floor, or on blocks. Take a few breaths here.

2. Downward Dog Twist ( Parivrtta Adho Mukha Svanasana )

This detox yoga pose helps you mentally detoxify and stimulates the release of stress, sadness, depression, and fear. This twist`s inversion stimulates blood flow into your head and then back into abdominal organs when you stand.

Come to downward facing dog and walk your feet closer to your hands to shorten your stance. Bend your right knee and take your left hand to the outside of your right leg to find a twist. Tou can grab any part of your leg that`s comfortable. Repeat on the other side.

3. Chair Pose Twist ( Parivrtta Utkatasana )

Twisted chair strengthens the low back, thighs and hips, Increases the flexibility, and tomes the internal organs especially the digestive organs and kidneys, helping detoxification.

From Tadasana, Bend your knees and drop your seat until your thighs are almost parallel to the ground. Spread your toes and dig into your heels for grounding. Bring your hands to heart center and widen your elbows to lengthen your side body in Chair pose. Twist from the navel to the right and hook your left elbow onto your thigh or knee. As you inhale, lengthen your spine, and as you exhale, increase the twist. Stay for 5 breathe and repeat on the other side.

4. Lord Of Dance Pose ( Natarajasana )

In yoga, natarajasana (Lord of the Dance pose) is a standing balancing pose dedicated to Shiva’s dance. When you do this pose skillfully, you will stretch the muscles in your chest, abdomen and thighs. This well-known backbend stimulates anahata  (your heart chakra), which is associated with love and compassion.

Natarajasana is one of the detox yofa poses that is heart-opening backbend that tests the limits of your hamstring flexibility, increases energy, and teaches you concentration and grace. 

In preparation for Natarajasana, you’ll need to open your shoulders, hamstrings, and back. Your quads, hip flexors, and hamstrings need to be stretched out. Natarajasana also requires stability and balance, so you’ll want to practice poses that help you establish your foundation and grounding. On top of all that, you’ll need some heat in your body to avoid injury because Natarajasana is an advanced pose.

5. Legs Up the Wall ( Viparita Karani )

Legs-up-the-wall pose is one of several detox yoga poses known as inversion poses. “This means that the upper body is inverted from its normal, upright position,” Dr. Saper explains. Other examples include downward-facing dog, shoulder stands and headstands.

In Sanskrit, viparita means “inverted” and karani translates to “in action.” When you do legs-up-the-wall pose, then, you’re in an active inversion position. With your legs above the rest of your body, gravity gets to work on them in a way it simply can’t for most of the day.

And legs-up-the-wall pose is accessible even to people who aren’t able to do other inversion poses. The advantage of legs up the wall compared to a headstand or shoulder stand is that you’re able to achieve the benefits of inversion without stressing or straining your neck and head

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