Detox Poses #5: Bridge Pose
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!
Benefits: Calms the brain and reduces stress. Stimulates and strengthens abdominal organs, lungs and thyroid while improving digestion by moving fluid to the lymph nodes. If you would like to make it more of a restorative pose then place a block under your sacrum. (as shown in the pic)
How To: Lay on back; bend knees placing feet on the mat bringing them close to the hips. (make sure you can touch your heels with your finger tips without moving shoulders or neck) Keep arms pressing firmly against the mat while keeping knees at hip width distance, inhale lift the hips as far as it’s comfortable. Hold here while releasing hips back down to the mat on your exhale.
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