Holiday Detox: A State of Relaxation

Yoga Pose Technique

Is there someone you’ve missed in all the hustle and bustle of the holidays?

Maybe it’s time to reconnect with yourself! A key part of detoxing is taking time out so you can stay chilled out!

Today’s tip is a fast reset you can do in minutes to help you get back into your body.

Try the Legs Up The Wall yoga pose. It helps you breathe, relax and reconnect!

This passive pose can allow the body to naturally flow to a state of toxin release. Releasing toxins is not just a physical exercise, but also a mental exercise.

While in Legs Up The Wall pose, you can use breathing and meditation techniques to release the mental chatter and emotional toxicity that might have built up consciously or subconsciously.

How To Do the Pose

  1. Place the long side of a bolster or a blanket folded in thirds along the wall approximately 6 – 10 inches away from the wall. Allowing for enough room to support your hips.
  2. Sit one side against the wall, and swing legs up.
  3. Support lower back and neck curvature with a rolled towel, blanket, mat, or block as needed.
  4. Place your arms out to the side or over your head.
  5. Enjoy the sensation of the blood and lymph draining from the legs. It might feel a bit tingly or strange, but just let it be.
  6. Release the chest, keeping the sternum lifted towards the ceiling. This allows for greater expansion of the breath, which also facilitates the release of toxins. Keeping a healthy curve allows the thoracic spine to relax and refresh.
  7. If you have any lower back pain while in this pose, bend your knees or cross your legs at the ankles.
  8. Hold for 5 – 7 minutes.

Note: You should not do Legs Up The Wall if you have a hiatal hernia, glaucoma, retinal detachment, or are in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy or later.

Now, get those legs up the wall and get ready to detox. I’ll be back in your inbox with another holiday detox tip soon!

Here’s To Your Peace and Wellness!

 

Dr. Heather

2017-12-20T13:50:52+00:000 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Heather Paulson, ND, FABNO is a board certified naturopathic oncologist and an expert in combining natural therapies, nutrition, exercise, and emotional healing. She creates a strategy for dealing with cancer just for YOU. In her 10 years of clinic experience, she's helped thousands of people with cancer. She has dedicates her life and medical training helping those moving through the cancer experience.

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