Yoga for Detox: 4 Poses That Will Help You Cleanse Your Body For asthma

The holidays are upon us. You know what that means – lots of festivities – lots of heavy eating!
Let’s use preventative measures before it’s too late and we’re 10-20 lbs. over-weight and making our New Year’s resolution to join 24-hour fitness.
Yoga is a wonderful way to cleanse the body. From sweating out toxins through the skin, increasing blood-flow and prana (life-force energy) to every cell in our body and stimulating our digestive system. True, yoga is great for working out the morning after Thanksgiving and Christmas feast guilt. However, it can also be practiced to prevent excess weight gain during this holiday season (and also promote peace of mind while being around crazy family members.)
Here are 4 great yoga asanas (poses) for serious detoxification and elimination of impurities:
1. High lunge twist 

Begin in high lunge with right foot forward.
Place your hands in a prayer position at the center of your chest. Take a deep inhale, using your thumbs to slightly lift your chest.
Use your exhale to engage your abdomen and twist your torso to the right.
Place your left elbow outside of your right thigh. Breathe for at least three deep breaths
Repeat on the other side.
Strengthens the quadriceps and gluteus muscles
Stimulates abdominal organs
Improves digestion and elimination
Stretches the psoas and hips
Relieves sciatica pain
Develops stamina and endurance in your thighs
Improves your balance, concentration and core awareness
2. 1-Legged Downward Dog

From Downward-Facing Dog extend one foot up to the sky while the opposite foot is rooted into the earth.
The hips are squared and the toes are active.
The forehead reaches for the earth as the shoulder blades move back (opening the heart area).
The gaze is towards the belly button.
Sat for 5-7 breaths, then lower your leg
Repeat on other side.
Calms the brain
Helps relieve stress and mild depression
Relieves menstrual discomfort when done with the head supported
Helps prevent osteoporosis
Improves digestion
Relieves headaches, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue
And it is therapeutic for high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, and sinusitis
strengthens the gluteals, arms, and core
3. Plank Pose

Start in push-up position with your hands under your shoulders, arms perpendicular to the floor
Engage your abdominal wall and draw it slightly in
Press the front of your thighs up toward the ceiling
Lengthen the back of the neck and looks down at the floor (keeping throat and eyes soft).
Breath for 5 breaths or more
Strengthens the arms, wrists, and spine
Tones the abdomen, strengthens the core
Improves digestion
4. Boat Pose

Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you.
Lift through the top of the sternum and lean back slightly (make sure your back doesn’t round)
Keep your arms straight out in front of you with arms parallel to the floor
Exhale and bend your knees, then lift your feet off the floor
Slowly straighten your knees, raising the tips of your toes slightly above the level of your eyes
Stay in the pose for 10-20 seconds. Gradually increase the time of your stay to 1 minute
Release the legs with an exhalation and sit upright on an inhalation.
Strengthens and tones the abdomen, hip flexors, and spine
Stimulates the kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands, and intestines
Helps relieve stress
Improves digestion

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