Have you been feeling a bit sluggish lately? It could be your body's way of telling you to take it easy. On a daily basis, we have at least a hundred different kinds of toxins that enter our body and are here to stay. It is extremely important that you find a way to eradicate these toxins so that they do not cause further harm to your body. Most of you might even opt for pills and specialized diets that would apparently detoxify your body, but unfortunately most of them do not work. In fact, they would do more harm than good.
It is always better to go the natural way when it comes to detoxifying your body. Yoga, thus, is one of the most popular ways of detoxification. Some of the yoga poses have been crafted in such a way that it would cleanse your mind, body and spirit and help you get back your old self. If you were wondering about the best yoga poses to detoxify your body, here are the 3 most effective ones -
1) Revolved Chair Pose (Parivrtta Utkatasana)
In this case, you will have to bring both your feet together as far as possible. Next, you'll have to bend both your knees as if you're sitting down on a chair. Now you would have to join your hands together like a namaskar and then take one elbow to your opposite knee. For instance, you would be bringing your right elbow to the left knee and vice versa. Almost like a revolving chair. This would be enhancing your health since it directly affects the vertebrae and the spine. Also, it would be cleansing the spleen, liver ad your digestive system as a whole. Naturally, this would help in eradicating the toxins from your body.
2) Forearm Wheel (Urdhava Dhanurasana)
Have you seen those hip hop dancers do a flip? Well, then you have an idea of what this pose would be like. You would have to arch your back in a sort of reclined position. Make sure that your arm touches the yoga mat before you proceed. Now comes the hard part. You'll have to touch the mat with the top of your head. You would have to bend your knees and remain in that position for a while. While you're returning to the standing position, you must be extremely careful so as to not injure yourself. This is a kind of chest opening exercise and this would help relieve you of congestion and stagnation in your body if you've been facing any. Plus, this would boost you metabolism as well.
3) Eagle Pose (Garuda Asana)
In this particular posture, you must first start by standing in a normal position, with both your feet together. Now, wrap your left foot around the back of the right leg. You would also have to cross the arms, making sure that they remain joined at the elbows. Now, you would have to join the two palms, a lot like the namaskar. Along with the posture, you would also have to inhale and exhale deeply. The pose helps you stretch a number of parts of your body at the same time. That would be quite relaxing for you. Plus, the stretching improves blood circulation which is a must if you're trying to detox.
There you go, these are some of the best yoga poses if you really want to detoxify your body. The best part is, you wouldn't have to depend on harmful chemicals to get rid of toxins- an hour or two of intense yoga can do that for you. When you're done, you'll be left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. So come on, let's get started!