WatchMojo.com discovers some hatha yoga moves that help to detoxify the body for overall better health.
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Yoga Exercises for Detox Veronica: Hi, I'm Veronica with watchmojo.com and today Anusara Inspired Yoga Instructor Gen Larocque shows us some postures to help our body detox. How does yoga help our body detox? Gen Larocque: It helps our body detox I mean pretty much right, we get the body moving. When we get the body moving with yoga we incorporate the breath with the movement. When the breath flows better our blood start to flow better right and even the blood gets oxygenated so when the blood flows better in the body, the body gets healthier. Veronica: Now you're telling me that your skin always looks better when you detox. So what other things can you look forward to? Gen Larocque: You know how sometimes we’ll, we’ll look at our body and there's some sort of water weight, they’re be like a puffiness to the skin. What that actually is it’s toxins that lie just underneath the skin and the more that we exercise and get the body going, you’ll notice the body will look more tone slimmer, simply from just you know sweating a little bit. Veronica: So let’s go do that. Gen Larocque: Okay, cool. The first pose that we’re going to do is called or adho mukha svanasana, so that means that downward dog or a twisted downward dog. If you're just going to start by placing the hands on parallel and shoulder width apart and then you're slowly going to straighten the back leg, the other leg come into plank and then from here push back into downward. You set up the feet parallel and hip width apart to each other. And now you're going to lift the right hand off the floor, we cross it through and grab the outside of the ankle. If this might be a little too hardcore for you, you can bring the hand up on outer shin or even onto the upper leg but for today we’re going to do this. So you just place the hand on the outside of the ankle. And now you can even bend the elbow and try to twist the right belly through to the other side keep the sacrum leveled, the hip squared and then you're going to exhale. You’re going to release, place the hand back to the center and then you're going to exhale and once again you're going to reach around behind. And then exhale once again, you place the left hand unto the earth and then you can bring the knees down and come back. Now this is going to be [Foreign Language]. The seat needs to go actually quite wide here. So you're going to lift up the arms and the proper measurement would be so that the ankles settle right underneath the wrist. Just going to place the hands on the hip and ones you start you just take a breath in and you make the inner body buoyant and you lengthen from the hips up to the armpits and the head of the arm bones go back. And on the exhale now you bow forward. So bring the hands to the floor. Now you're going to place the right hand down and you're going to place the left hand on the lower back there’s a spot on the lower back were the back and the buttocks kind of connect the sacrum. So make sure that that stays leveled. And now keep that level on exhale. You're going to slowly roll the left shoulder open and then reach the left arm up. And on the exhale bring the hand down and so now we do the other side. So now the left hand firms to the earth, right hand once again lay on sacrum, take a breathe in and on the exhale you're going to twist and roll that right shoulder open but ones again don’t let the sacrum tip or tilt. And on the exhale now you can reach the arm up to the sky. On the exhale, bring the hand down. Release the hands from the floor. Bring the hands to the hips, throw the elbows together. Hug the legs to the midline steady yourself and inhale come all the way up. Okay so for the third on we’re actually going to be doing [Foreign Language]. So revolved twist and we’re going to start with the right foot forward in yoga we always start with the right and then left foot because our digestive system moves from right to left. So we’re always maintaining our kind of natural flow of