Tools for Detoxifying

yoga twist detoxThis past week, I completed a wonderful detox diet that I discovered in Yoga Journal several years ago. Because the reference is difficult to locate on the web nowadays and I have had so many requests, I will link it here as I address this week’s subject of detoxification.

Tool #1: Diet

Scott Blossom, practitioner of Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and yoga has developed an effective and balanced cleansing diet that I have tried numerous times over the years. It was originally presented as part of a Fall Detox program. Since summer is officially winding down, now is the perfect opportunity to share some of his recipes with you.

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Friday Focus: Detoxing Flow

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For our February purification, let’s get things flowing!

Here’s a simple vinyasa (taken from our classes this week) to blend the breath with movement. Be sure to warm up a bit with Cat-Cow &/or Child’s Pose before transitioning into the flow.

Detoxifying Vinyasa:

Adho Mukha Svanasana to Virabhadrasana I to Virabhadrasana II to Reverse Virabhadrasana II to Parsvakonasana to Wide Angle Urdhva Hastasana

Pivot to the left side, take downward dog and repeat.

Tip: If you are having trouble transitioning, skip the Downward Dog and go straight into Virabhadrasana I.

Click here to get the document with my sketched (and I do mean “sketch”) figure drawings.

Enjoy!

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