Several styles of Yoga can be highly detoxifying, namely Power, Vinyasa and Ashtanga. What these three have in common is that they make you sweat! The high intensity of these classes and the fast movements from one pose to the other boosts stamina and fitness and proves to be a great cardio workout. This enhances the circulatory system, ensuring each cell is provided with a fresh supply of oxygen and waste products of each cell are removed- the sweat is usually all the waste that your cells excrete through your pores after a strong practice.
Detoxify Your Body with Different Poses Yoga to Enhance Immunity
Yoga is the best way to increase the circulation of your lymph nodes, through movement and stretching lymph ducts between deep tissues and skeletal muscles are able to pump lymph back into the cardiovascular system. Lymph nodes are organs of the immune system that remove harmful bacteria and contaminants from the bloodstream, a proper functioning of the lymphatic system ensure you have high immunity.
Here are 3 yoga poses that are including in most detox yoga classes
This supine twist is a great pose to release stagnant air from your lungs, it creates pressure around the abdomen to stimulate digestion.
Lying on the floor, stretch your arms out at shoulder distance. Bend your knees to your chest and twist to bring them towards the floor on your right side without lifting your left shoulder off the floor. Look past your left shoulder, hold it for 10 breaths and repeat on the other side.
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Downward facing dog works your muscular skeletal system as it lengthens your spines, stretches your hamstrings and strengthens your core muscles. Holding this pose increase cardiovascular activity, it is important to take slow breaths through your nose in this pose. Because it is also an inversion pose it is excellent for blood and lymphatic circulation.
Walk your feet about 4 feet back from a standing forward bend and press your hands into the floor. Your hands should be shoulder distance apart, your feet should be hip distance apart and your hips should be lifting up to the ceiling, while you relax your head down. Try to bring your weight back towards your legs to feel your spine lengthen, remain in the pose for 10 deep breaths.
Bridge pose is an inversion that is strong and effective. Blood circulation around the nervous system is stimulated as the pelvis girdle lifts above the chest and digestion is enhanced as the abdomen in stretched.
Lying on the floor, bend your knees and press your feet into the mat close to your hips. Tuck your tailbone down and lift your hips up symmetrically. Engage your gluteus maximus muscles whilst feeling an opening around your chest. If possible, roll your shoulders under and interlace your fingers on the mat, under your hips.
It is not only rigorous physical exercise that yoga addresses when it comes to detoxifying properties. There are several breathing techniques that help release unwanted carbon dioxide and other gases from our lungs. Exhalations are key, as they are linked with the release, elimination and letting go of that which is unwanted, both physically and emotionally.