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Detox Yoga – 5 exercises to help you detox

Emotional and mental stress caused by pressure at work, feeling like you always have to be reachable, difficult situations in your home and family life – all of these things can make you feel tired and zap your precious energy. If you are unable to let go emotionally and physically or your organs are not in tune with you, it is time to make a change. Do something good for your body and help it to detoxify. With these detox yoga exercises from our expert Eva Maria Flucher you can support your body while cleansing.

With effective ‘Yogasanas’ (still yoga poses), you can revive your whole body and your digestion, and also rekindle your ‘Agni’ (digestive fire). These five yoga exercises are particularly beneficial for the liver, kidneys and intestines, the body’s main detoxification and digestion organs. You can start with your detox yoga retreat right now.

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1.) Squat – Malasana

For this detox yoga exercise you need to stand up straight. Place your feet mat-width apart and lower yourself into a broad squat. Allow your buttocks to sink heavily towards the floor. Push your sternum up towards the sky and straighten your spine. Place your hands together in front of you in a prayer pose (Anjali Mudra). Press your palms firmly together and feel how your hips start to gently relax. Gently press against your thighs and knees with the insides of your elbows. Push your heels towards the floor.

 

2.) Twisted cross-legged pose – Parivrtta Sukhasana

Sit in a comfortable position and breathe in and out, deeply and consciously, into your lower abdomen a few times. Straighten up your spine vertebra by vertebra, starting from your lower back. Push your sternum up towards the sky. When breathing out, begin turning to the right, starting from your lower back. Place your right hand behind you on the mat, while looking over your right shoulder. Stretch your spine while inhaling, and twist your body around further while exhaling. Stay in this position for 5-8 breaths, then switch to the other side while breathing out. This exercise will gently massage your internal organs, mobilize your spine, and open your ribcage.

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3.) Revolved side angle pose – Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

Stand in a lunge position and place your rear knee on the mat. Straighten your upper body and put your hands together in a prayer pose. Now turn your upper body to the left and touch the outside of your right thigh with your left elbow – press against your thigh with your elbow and against your upper arm with your thigh. Gently press the upper hand against the lower hand to intensify the twist. Your belly button should turn towards your thigh. Push your shoulder blades together. To release, place both hands back on the mat. Stay in this position for 5-8 breaths, then practice these two asanas on the other side. This exercise intensifies the detoxification of the organs, releases blockages in the spine, and gives you new strength and energy.

 

4.) Push-up pose – Chaturanga

Move from the lunge position directly into a push-up position by moving the front leg back alongside the left leg. You can raise your knees from the mat or leave them on it. Stay in this position for 2-5 breaths. While breathing out, start bending your elbows, leaving them close to the side of your body. Lower your whole body evenly until you are lying prone on the mat. This exercise strengthens the core and torso and generates heat in the body.

 

5.) Plank pose – Shishuasana Phalakasana

Starting from the prone position, put your elbows directly below your shoulders and place your forearms on the mat. Make sure that your wrists, forearms and elbows are parallel to the outer edge of the mat. Point your toes up and lift your pelvis off the mat while breathing in. Bring your pelvis and shoulders into line and hold the position for a few breaths. Activate your inner thighs and draw them together. Push your heels up towards the sky and press your forearms firmly into the mat. To release, return to the prone position and breathe deeply in and out. This exercise strengthens the stomach and shoulders, stretches the backs of the legs, and boosts your strength and self-confidence.

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Eva-Maria Flucher – yoga cosmopolitan

Eva-Maria Flucher has traveled to more than 50 countries around the world, many of them more than once. Based on her knowledge of yoga, Ayurveda, mind management, travel and living that she has acquired while spending time in the widest variety of places in this magical world, she has developed her own unique DO-YOGA method. Proprietor of DO-YOGA in Styria. Eva-Maria has held seminars and workshops in many countries on three continents. She is the author of the book “Travel Yoga – Relaxed on the Road”  and has written various specialist articles about yoga and mind management for renowned magazines (e.g. Yoga Journal, Ayurveda Journal and ERFOLG). Eva-Maria is a successful blogger in various social media channels on the subject of yoga and mind management.

www.do-yoga.at

 

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