Detox Poses #1: Downward Dog with a Twist
Spring is a time for stretching and getting a jump start from a long winter. One of our favorite ways to shake the winter slumber is to practice a series of detox yoga poses. Detox poses help stimulate circulation, increase metabolism, and aid digestion. Over the next 7 weeks, we’ll be sharing our favorite poses with you. Check back each week for a new pose to practice!Pose #1: Downward Dog with a Twist
Benefits: Having the heart higher than the head stimulates your circulatory system by reversing the gravity pull which improves the movement of elimination while making room for fresh nourishing blood. Also strengthens the abdominal which stimulates your digestive system.
How To: Ground palms firmly into the earth, release tension in neck, back is flat, stick sit bones up in the air, gently straighten knees to release tension in lower back and energetically pull your heels into the earth while grounding your toes into the mat. To twist bring your right arm to the outside of your left foot then switch arms.
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