7 Yoga Poses to Strengthen and Detox Your Body

7 Yoga Poses to Strengthen and Detox Your Body

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The practice of yoga can help anyone to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and enjoy renewed energy levels. There are various poses that can be tried, many of which can be used to strengthen the core and enjoy a better state of health. Yoga can also be helpful in eliminating harmful toxins accumulated in various parts of the body but it is important to be practiced on a regular basis. Let us discover some of the best yoga poses for strengthening and detoxing your body.

#1 Wide squat

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If you are all about health and fitness, you have to give this yoga pose a try. You can begin by standing with your feet wide apart, bending your knees and lowering your hips towards the ground. Make sure that your hands are brought together in the center and use your elbows to spread your hips even wider. Now, it is time to shift your weight towards your heels. Straighten your spine, look straight ahead and maintain the yoga poses for five breaths (make sure that these are deep and not superficial). Return to the original position and repeat.

 

#2 Warrior

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The warrior yoga pose is one of the best ways to challenge your core and strengthen your abs. You can begin by standing with your feet close to one another. Take a deep breath as you extend your arms, as wide as you can (as an alternative, you can extend them straight overhead). Bend forward at the level of the hip and lift your right leg, making sure to exhale at the same time. Contract your abs, so that you feel your navel coming closer to the spine and maintain the pose for five deep breaths. Return to the original position and repeat with the left leg. Such yoga poses can help you increase your current level of fitness, not to mention they can be useful when it comes to unhealthy habits to break (sedentary lifestyle).

 

#3 Downward dog

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The downward dog pose is meant to help you strengthen your back muscles, as well as the gluteal muscles. You can begin this pose on your hands and knees, making sure that the wrists are below the shoulders and the knees below the hips. Tuck your toes under your heels and take deep breaths. Exhale as you lift your hips and reach the downward dog position. Once you have obtained the position, hold it for about five breaths. Then, return to the original position and repeat the pose, if you desire.

 

#4 Wide-legged forward bend

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This pose has two major benefits to offer. On one hand, it will allow you to reduce the tightness in your hamstrings. On the other hand, you will have the opportunity to detox your body, using the pull of gravity. You can begin by standing with your feet apart, interlacing your hands behind you (basically, you will form a double fist with your hands). Inhale and bend from the hips, trying to lower your hands as much as you possibly can. Maintain your spine in a straight position, taking five breaths (deep). Return slowly to the original position.

 

#5 Camel

shutterstock_229549327There is no better pose other than this one for adding flexibility to your spine. The “camel” pose will also help you eliminate shoulder tightness and strengthen your core. You can begin by standing on your shins, with knees kept at a distance from one another. Lean backward, with your hands resting on your heels. Arch your back and allow your head to fall right between the shoulder blades. Press your hips in a forward direction, to strengthen your core. Maintain this pose for five deep breaths and return to the initial position.

 

#6 Side fierce

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This pose is excellent for strengthening your thigh muscles. You can begin by standing with your feet close to one another. Bend your knees and rotate your torso, so that the right elbow is found over the right thigh. Try to lift your torso, using the outer right arm to facilitate this movement. Pull the right hip in a backward direction, making sure that both knees remain in line and the weight of the body is supported by your heels. Maintain the pose for five deep breaths, looking over the left shoulder and return to the original position.

 

#7 Open-side fierce

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The open-side fierce can help you strengthen your calf muscles, as well as detox your body. Because of the deep twist required for this pose, you will activate all of your internal organs and facilitate the removal of toxins. You can begin by standing with your feet close to one another, bending your knees and squatting down. The right elbow should cross over the left thigh, so that the right palm is on the floor, right next to the left foot. The left arm should be extended upwards, with the gaze concentrated on the lifted palm. Maintain the position for five deep breaths and return to the original position.

 

These are a couple of yoga poses that can be used to strengthen and detox your body. Allow yourself the time to engage in the regular practice of yoga, as it can help you maintain an excellent state of health and prevent the appearance of chronic disease.

References:

http://www.examiner.com/article/fantasy-for-flat-tummy-follow-this-routine

http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Detox-Yoga-Poses-22313979#photo-22324871

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Daisy Grace

Daisy Grace is a health, beauty and fitness blogger, content coordinator for Global Internet Magazine and having 4 years of experience in these industries. She has written several articles for online websites and blogs related to health, beauty, nutrition, relationships and fitness. She is graduated from Oklahoma University. She likes to read and write about latest beauty trend and has been actively involved in Fitness and dieting programs.

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