As we talk about detoxifying yoga poses, we hear more and more about using twists. Here is another yoga pose from expert guest blogger, Acharya Sri Khadi Madama, that teaches us how to use another variation of a twist to help detox our liver.
Twist up into the Triangle Pose and De-Tox Your Liver
A brief approach would be to stand with your feet as wide as comfort and stability allow; feet turned slightly outward. Begin with arms at your sides, (breathe through nose) inhale, raising arms to shoulder height. Exhale (through the nose); bring the left palm down to the left foot or ankle. Remain for 3 deep breaths.
Inhale, as you straighten back up returning to the center and exhale to perform on the opposite side, holding for 3 deep breaths.
An additional idea would be to bring your palms to the opposite foot, creating a bit more internal compression to the liver. This pose (Trikonasana) is also good for relieving water retention. Rest a moment before starting any subsequent Yoga or exercise.
What is your favorite detoxifying yoga pose?