Lemon water & detox baths are wonderful, but sometimes you just need to get that body moving. These relaxing yoga moves are great for targeting specific areas of the body for a natural detox that leaves you feeling balanced & rejuvenated. Here are our 3 favorite yoga twists to wring out that toxin build-up & make way for some fresh vibes.
1. Seated Twist: Sit with legs long in front of you. Bend right knee and place right foot outside of left knee. (You can keep left leg long or fold it in like a half-cross-legged seat.) Wrap left arm around right leg and place right hand on the ground behind sacrum. Use each inhale to lengthen spine and each exhale to wring yourself out of anything you no longer want or need. Do this for 5 deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.
2. High Lunge Twist Repetitions: From high lunge with left foot forward, inhale to straighten legs and lift arms high. On exhale, come back down to high lunge and twist, reaching right arm forward and left arm back. Inhale back to center. Do 10 to 20 reps, then repeat on the opposite side.
3. Wide-legged Forward Fold with Twist: From a wide-legged forward fold, heel-toe feet wide, about three to four feet apart. Take left hand to right ankle or shin, reach right hand toward the ceiling, and lean back. Stay here or, if it would feel even better, bend right elbow, take hold of the top of left thigh, and lean back. Breathe for 5 deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.
Find more detoxing yoga poses from Shape Magazine: http://www.shape.com/blogs/working-it-out/yoga-poses-detox-naturally