Yoga is healing on so many levels, but the most noticeable is of emotional and physical detoxification .
It is important to ensure you stay hydrated prior to after a Yoga practice, preferably with a litre of filtered water, in order to assist with replenishing your kidneys, hydrating your entire system and assisting to flush out toxins from your body.
When we do abdominal twisting motions such as Ardha Matsyendrasana/Half Lord of the Fish Pose – Seated spinal twist, we help the organs, especially the liver to be flushed with lymphatic fluids and blood toward the cardiovascular system.
This is important to prevent stagnation in the bloodstream and to ensure the steady flow of waste and by-products to leave the system. Otherwise, you will be host to parasites, weight gain, dehydration, muscular aches and pains.
Other asanas to practice for detoxification include:
Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon twist
Marichyasana – Marichi’s pose
Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana – Twisted hand to big toe
Parivrtta Parsvakonasana – Twisted side angle
Bharadvajasana 1– Bharadvaja’s Twist