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Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body

Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body

Life gets crazy sometimes, and it can wear on us. If you notice that you are feeling tired and weighed down by stress, a lack of motivation for exercise, and are making poor food choices, it is time to think about giving your mind and body a reboot. This reboot doesn’t always have to come from a nutritional detox. It can come from a physical detox too.

What do we mean by physical detox? You can detox through yoga. Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body will leave you feeling cleaner on the inside and more energetic on the outside.

Try these Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body and see and feel the benefits for yourself.

Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body

  • Chair Pose

This is one of the Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body that most people can do with very little practice. Bring your feet either hip-width apart or together (depending on your comfort level). Bend your knees as if you are sitting on a chair. Make sure your knees are aligned with the center of your feet. Bring your hands together at the heart center and bring one elbow to the opposite knee, pressing your palms firmly together. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and open your chest wide.

Detox Benefits for Your Body: Improves the health of the spine and vertebrae, and also stimulates the liver, spleen, and digestive system to improve the elimination process.

  • Eagle Pose

For the Eagle Pose stand with your feet together and arms by your side. Draw your left foot upward, bending the knee as you lift it. Wrap the left foot around your right leg as you rest the back of your left thigh on the right thigh. Cross your arms at the elbows, left over right. Join the palms of your hands together keeping the fingers pointed upward. Inhale and hold the posture for the duration of the inhaled breath. Be sure to hold then release, and repeat on the other side.

Detox Benefits for Your Body: Besides that, it stretches the ankles and calves, thighs, hips, shoulders, and upper back, it creates deeper circulation which may help flush out the blood and lymph system.

  • Sage Twist Pose

Start by sitting on the floor with both legs straight in front of you. Bend your left leg towards your chest. Rotate your torso toward your left knee. Wrap your right arm around the left knee, positioning the knee in the crook of the right elbow. After holding the pose for 30-45 seconds, switch to the other side and repeat.

Detox Benefits for Your Body: Helps stimulate digestion and remove the impurities of the body. Also stimulates the kidney and liver for more blood flow to the organs.

Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body

  • Forearm Wheel

This move is a reclined position on your back. You then slowly press up, gently placing the crown of your head on the mat. Come onto your forearms one at a time both forearms on the mat. Slowly press up into a back bend, opening through your shoulders.

Detox Benefits for Your Body: Chest-opening exercises are wonderful to release stagnation and congestion in the body. This also can help activate your metabolism.

  • Eagle Headstand Pose

Begin this pose by kneeling on the floor. Lace your fingers together and set the forearms on the floor, elbows at shoulder width. Roll the upper arms slightly outward, but press the inner wrists firmly into the floor. Set the crown of your head on the floor. Inhale and lift your knees off the floor. Carefully walk your feet closer to your elbows, keep your heels elevated. Actively lift through the top of the thighs, forming an inverted “V.” Firm the shoulder blades against your back and lift them toward the tailbone so the front torso stays as long as possible. Exhale and lift your feet away from the floor. Take both feet up at the same time, even if it means bending your knees and hopping lightly off the floor. Place the right thigh over the left and either stay there in a half bind or wrap the foot around the calf in a full bind. Press the thighs into one another.

Detox Benefits for Your Body: Headstands typically improve cardiovascular functioning by reducing strain on the heart. This can help people suffering from a depressed immune system and allergies. It can also increase digestive fire and body heat, which can increase the function of the endocrine glands, especially the pineal and pituitary glands.

  • Shoulder Stand Pose

Begin by lying on the floor. Draw your legs back over the head, coming into a plow pose. Bring your hands to either side of the spine and slowly bend both of your knees and press your feet up into the air. Draw the belly toward the spine. Concentrate on your feet, and lower to plow on your way down and return to your first position.

Detox Benefits for Your Body: Inverted poses help drain accumulated lymph fluid from the legs and upper body. This pose helps the body be oxygenated and cleansed.

Some of the moves we mentioned are for beginners and some are advanced. We always recommend that you do some formal practice of these moves with a program so you obtain the greatest benefit while decreasing your chance for injury. Some great programs to look at are Tai Cheng and PiYo, as well as the yoga programs offered in P90X, P90X2, and P90X. These programs offer the opportunity to learn and enjoy yoga, while allowing you to obtain the benefits from physical detox.

If you want to add a nutrition detox during your physical Detox, it is recommended to do the Ultimate Reset. This program is a comprehensive nutritional detox that detoxes your body down to the cellular level.



  1. Yoga is so delicious…like a dessert, but good for you…it really is! I feel amazing after I do yoga. I try to get in 30-60 minutes of yoga at least 2x a week. It’s soooo restorative and calming, plus it stretches you out and makes your mind and body feel amazing! Just sayin!

  2. It took me a while to take to YOGA, but Tony always said DON’T SKIP IT! And it’s so true!
    When we want results we think cardio and weights but having that balance of including yoga in our routine is huge! Our bodies need to lengthen and stretch and improving our flexibility helps with all or our workouts. I LOVE IT NOW!

  3. The holidays can make you feel tired and sluggish. Incorporate some yoga into your weekly workout schedule it will help you de-stress and detox your body. Check out this article for some great yoga poses that will get you feeling much better!

  4. I’m old enough to remember when yoga was called Twister.

    Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

    Just remember, in yoga, it’s one thing after another – breath, breath, breath.

  5. During the holidays we get off our routine. Things like eating different and sleeping different can take a toll so it’s important to detox and reset yourself in between. I practice yoga daily and have for about 16 years, it is an amazing experience and full of benefits. Good to see that all the poses I did this morning made the list. I feel refreshed and ready to tackle anything. My favorite way to detox is by following the 21 Day Ultimate Reset. I’ve done this with my family twice and it is amazing how great you feel during and after.

  6. Again, knowledge is king! I wasn’t aware that yoga poses can detox your body. Great article for all to read carefully.

  7. I love this information. We could all use to clear our heads from the every day craziness. PiYo would be a perfect workout for you. It would strengthen your body from inside out and clear your head.

  8. Wow! I never knew there were/are so many benefits from “Yoga”, ie: Headstands typically improve cardiovascular functioning by reducing strain on the heart. This can help people suffering from a depressed immune system and allergies.

  9. Feel good inside and out, Yoga helps my body maintain peak performance. Check this out I didn’t know it supported organs and overall wellbeing this much!

  10. I was one that didn’t believe Yoga was important until I implemented it into most of my workouts and I couldn’t believe how much it changed my ability to get more out of the workouts as well as find some time of peace with myself.

  11. Ive been a fan of Yoga for years – for actively lengthening and engaging muscle groups, as well as relaxing my crazy-busy mind. I NEVER knew it could restore, detoxify and heal systems as well. Fascinating article – had to SHARE!

  12. I was introduced to Yoga poses by Tony Horton in a number of his exercise videos. This Yoga/Detox plan is really on-track with where we need to be. Great for all ages.

  13. I didn’t realize that detox was one of the benefits that you could get out of Yoga. The beauty of it is there is no age limit…something you should really take a look at.

  14. Valuable info. Fortunate me I discovered your site by accident, and I’m shocked why this coincidence did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

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