Spring is here! Well...almost. I can feel it creeping in. This is the perfect time to declutter, cleanse and make space in your environment, in your body and in your mind. I'm ready to shed some layers. let go of winter and feel light. Are you?
Below are yoga poses that involve twisting. Twists are cleansing for the body and help ignite the digestive system, which leads to higher energy, a stronger immune system and even, clear skin.
Make sure to enter twists gently, distributing the energy through the entire spine. Deepen the breath and use the breath as your guide. If the breath feels constricted, come out of the twist a bit. We want to be breathing fully and deeply, even in a twisted pose-- that way, we get the maximum benefit of the pose!
We can also use the breath in our twists as an energetic catalyst. While in your twist, inhale new and invigorating energy. Exhale stale energy or whatever is no longer serving you. Soften your body and continue to take cleansing breaths. Try to stay in each twist for at least five breaths. Come out of the pose slowly. Breathe. Breathe more.
4 poses to cleanse + detoxify
1. Simple Seated Twist
2. Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
3. Revolved Crescent Lunge (Parivrtta Anjaneyasana)
4. Revolved Chair Pose (Parivrtta Utkatasana)
I hope you enjoy these cleansing, detoxifying poses and they get you excited for warmer weather and less clothes! The most important part of any pose is that you are connected to your breath, allowing the breath to guide your movement and take you to your full expression of the pose. And as always, feel free to contact me with any questions or comments!
Now, let's hear your voice! What are some methods you use to cleanse and detoxify your life? Do you like to focus on the body, mind, environment or diet? How did these poses feel for you? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Lots of love,