Saturday, January 24, 2015

8 Naturally Detoxing Yoga Poses

We hope that you are all having a truly wonderful Saturday! This month we have focused heavily on accomplishing self cleansing, detoxing, de-cluttering, coping and healing. We hope that there has been a post that has spoken to you, and helps you “take the reigns” in this process! 
Today we want to share an amazing resource, Prevention, and their simple and naturally detoxing yoga poses!
Each pose is designed to focus on various forms of “cleansing” and provides you with an opportunity to take a moment away from the chaos and relax!
One of our favorite poses is the Standing Forward Fold:
The benefit: Standing Forward Fold Pose is a resting pose for your heart, because when you’re in it, your head is below your heart. Use the pose to stretch and relax your upper body. Like all inversions, it clears and balances your mind. If your hamstrings are tight or your lower back is weak, bend your knees softly.
How to do it: From Urdhva Hastasana, fold forward hingeing at the hips, bringing your palms to the ground. Press your chest toward your thighs and bring your chin toward your shins. Draw the crown of your head down toward the mat. Allow your neck to be long. If your palms don’t reach the mat, put a soft bend in your knees. Take this pose twice more, resting for 2 breaths in between.
[Provided by Prevention]
Check out the full list of poses here!

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