May 23, 2013

Two Detox Yoga Poses

Ash TurnerToday’s post comes via the amazing Ashley Turner, M.A., MFTI –  a yoga/meditation teacher, registered Marriage + Family Therapist Intern, writer and Ordained Priestess.


With summer right around the corner and super busy schedules, we all need a quick and easy way to detox our bodies and jump into summer feeling our best! Most of us do not have a ton of time to spare, with these two easy yoga poses, we can all detox our bodies and learn some yoga, helping us to relax as well, a double whammy!

The first pose is:

Legs Up the Wall

To get in to the pose, sit next to a wall with your right hip touching the wall. Gently lower down on to your left side and bend your knees in to your chest, feet pressing in to the wall. Roll on to your back and slide your heels up the wall as you straighten your knees and extend your legs up the wall. Extend your arms by your sides with your palms facing up toward the sky. Stay in the pose 1-3 minutes, allowing blood to circulate through your feet and legs as fresh blood moves to the abdominal area and stimulates the digestive system. (This is also an awesome way to calm the nervous system, but I’m not sure if you want the focus to be just on digestion specifically?)

The second pose is:

Seated Twist

Sit on the floor with your left leg bent so that the foot is outside of the right hip. Step the right foot over the bent leg and press the sole of the foot in to the floor on the outside of the left knee. The right knee points up toward the ceiling. Exhale and twist to the right, letting the elbow of your left arm press in to the outside edge of your right thigh. Gaze can be forward, or over the right shoulder. Lift through your chest and lengthen your spine with each inhale and twist through your core on the exhale. As you twist, this pose will squeeze your abdominal organs and stimulate digestion and elimination. Unwind and switch sides.

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