Winter’s over and spring has finally arrived! Although the season has changed, you may be feeling a little sluggish from the past few months of frigid weather, heavy food and long nights. With warmer days ahead, this is the perfect time for some inner spring cleaning.
Increasing your intake of water, fruits and veggies is a great way to detox your system. Yoga is another effective way to cleanse because it targets the body’s primary systems of elimination. With a plethora of other health benefits, here are just 3 ways yoga can give your body a healthy, spring cleaning this season.
1. Twisting Poses: Digestion – Gentle pressure applied to the abdominal area stimulates the digestive organs which encourages waste removal. Compression postures like twisting and hugging are the most effective for this. Try out these 3 postures for a healthy, digestive cleanse:
- Revolved Chair Pose
- Seated Spinal Twist
- Wind Relieving Pose
2. Chest Openers: Respiratory – Lung expansion encourages deep breathing which stimulates the elimination of carbon dioxide and lactic acid. Chest opening postures are most effective for expanding the lungs. Try these 3 chest openers for respiratory cleansing and strengthening:
- Bow Pose
3. Inversions: Blood & Lymph Circulation – Lymph fluid and blood circulation are both activated by movement and gravity. Inverted poses are effective at stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation because your head is below your heart. Try these 3 inverted poses for better internal flow:
- Downward Facing Dog
- Head / Shoulder Stand
- Wide Legged Forward Bend
Ready to start your inner spring cleanse? Check out our schedule and join a yoga class today!
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