When most people think of detoxing, their minds go straight to changing up their diet or sipping on cleansing drinks (like this Lemon, Ginger and Turmeric tea). But did you know that you’re your body can release toxins through movement? If you have overdone it a little over the holidays or just want to give your body a nudge in the right direction, this yoga sequence is a must-try! Grab your mat and join Katie from Love, Sweat & Fitness as she walks us through her favorite detox poses.
THE MOVE: Stand with legs widely apart. Draw your belly button in and bend over from the waist. Hold pose and breathe deeply.
WHY IT WORKS: awakens the body by improving circulation
THE MOVE: Sit on the floor and put your right leg over your left knee. Place your left arm on the right side of your folded leg and twist to the right side. Hold pose and breathe deeply, then switch sides.
WHY IT WORKS: applies pressure to detoxify organs
THE MOVE: Lay on your back with your legs up in the air. Gently lift your hips off the floor and support your lower back with the palms of your hands, taking care not to put pressure on your head or neck. Let your feet lower all the way to the ground, if you can.
WHY IT WORKS: increases metabolism
Crescent Lunge Twist
THE MOVE: Bring your right foot forward and step your left foot back, ensuring your right knee is stacked over the ankle and your hips are square. Bring your left arm over your front leg and twist to the right. Hold pose and breathe deeply, then switch sides.
WHY IT WORKS: releases toxins stored in fat
THE MOVE: Starting in a plank position, move your right knee to your right wrist, setting the foot down and walking your hips back. Lift your chest and try to square off your front leg so it is parallel to your body and flex into your right foot. To increase intensity, slowly lower your body forward to the floor. Hold pose and breathe deeply, then switch sides.
WHY IT WORKS: releases toxins and tension from the hips
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