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3 detox yoga moves help you cleanse your mind and body

Even before 28th January on the Chinese Lunar Calendar (the annual household cleaning date), you must have already started tidying up the junks at home from the previous years, getting ready for the new year. That said, a clean and tidy environment doesn’t seem enough to cleanse a body filled with lavish New Year treats - a heaviness tough to shove away. Now we understand. What we truly need is an inside-out detox. It’s OK to have overeaten. Learn the 3 simple detox yoga poses, and embrace the New Year with the best of yours.

PARIVRTTA PARSVAKONASANA

1.Revolved Side Angle Pose (Parivrtta Parsvakonasana) (with yoga pad) 

Parivrtta is the meaning of rotation, which means twisting the body. This action can stimulate the thighs and calves, so that the legs are symmetrical and firm. It can also correct the spine and pelvis and stretch the sides of the body. Even if space is limited in your office or home, it's enough for you to do this convenient and powerful action.

1. Kneel, stand on one foot, hands on waist

2. Put your hands together on your chest, turn your upper body to the left, and press your right elbow against the outside of your left knee

3. Stretch your knees on your hind legs, move your center of gravity forward, and pull your shoulders back

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UTTHITA TRIKONASANA

2. Revolved Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana) (with yoga brick)

The first move is not too difficult, right? Challenge yourself with a more difficult pose! Trikona means triangle. This pose combines both the triangle and twisting poses to massage the internal organs, and relieve the stiffness in legs, hips, shoulders and your back. It takes time to practise and train your sense of balance before you can perform the pose well. 

1. Starting with the mountain pose with your feet wide open. Balance your weight on both feet. Extend your arms parallel to your shoulders with palms down

2. Extend your right foot, turn your toe 90 degrees outwards. As you exhale, bend your body to the right, your right hand touches the ground behind your right foot, and your left arm extends upward

3. Keep your waist straight and make sure your body bends sideways instead of forward or backward

4. Take long, deep breaths, and stretch as far as possible. Repeat on the other side

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JANU SIRSASANA

3. Head-to-Knee Pose (Janu Sirsasana) (with yoga strap)

Haven't had time to do yoga after a busy day? Before you sleep, you can still sit in bed and stretch yourself! The head-to-knee pose can squeeze the internal organs and abdomen, help digestion, and loosen hamstrings.

1. Kneel down on one knee with your left foot, keep the front leg at 90-degree, and your right knee touching the floor. Yoga knee or wrist pads can be placed underneath to reduce discomfort

2. Straighten your arms, raise your head, and move your center of gravity forward

3. Hold 5 to 7 breaths and repeat on the other side

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Claire M.

Yoga Specialist
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