January 14, 2018
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This time of year is filled with self-indulgence as we enjoy the good times of Christmas and New Year! Guilt-free, we celebrate every single moment with our loved ones, family, and friends. With New Year’s Eve on the horizon, let’s not forget the parties and the booze that often accompanies such occasions!
Soon enough, however, your body will start to let you know that it could use some fine tuning. You may start to feel sluggish and bloated, break out, and lose your oomph for life. Add to that the post-New Year’s Eve hangover from hell slowing you down even more.
Our bodies are designed to engage in detoxification every single day, however from time to time we all need a gentle nudge in the right direction. This is why we love to start each New Year with a clean slate. Detoxes, cleanses, you name it—it is the perfect time to become your healthiest, most authentic self.
To start detoxing, you don’t need to commit to weeks of sipping on just green juice. Simply roll out your trusted mat and the yoga poses below will stimulate your circulatory, digestive, and lymphatic systems, helping you rid your body of waste and toxins!
Example of January’s class:
5 – 10 min of breathing exercise to prepare the body for movement
40 minutes of yoga poses to “detox” the body
10 minutes of guided meditation to cleanse the mind
In addition to the physical benefits, yoga can also provide mental clarity. The calming and centering aspects of yoga are essential for an all-over detox for your mind and body, helping release physical, mental, and emotional toxicity.
In our yoga practice, each new breath is a new moment: you can restart any time, all the time. Pranayama literally means extension of life force or vital energy (breath). Yoga helps you remain in the present, moving forward, never looking back.
Benefits of a New Year Yoga Detox
These poses will leave you feeling spacious and ready to take on 2018 with a renewed zest and passion for life. You can pick out a few yoga poses to detox mildly, or practice them as a sequence any time you need a cleansing.