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Many types of physical exercise can help detoxify the body, stimulating the circulatory, digestive and lymphatic systems. A physical practice of yoga postures, or asana, can be especially beneficial if it is designed to stimulate all three of these systems. In a comprehensive practice, the musculature of the whole body is contracted, compressed and stretched, which helps remove carbon dioxide, lactic acid and lymphatic fluid. There are certain asana that are designed to stimulate digestive organs or ease the work of the circulatory and lymphatic systems.
Cleansing is in! They are hot and cold, extreme to subtle, physical, digestive, emotional and energetic. Cleansing is a fad and, yet it has been around for a very long time. If you are considering embarking on a cleanse, like the one that we are offering with The Galley Cafe next week, it is important to take some time to think about what you need and what is motivating you to cleanse. In this post, I will lay out some different elements of cleansing to consider. In the next two posts, we will dive into some specific cleansing yoga practices.
There are no small insights…
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras remind us that everything is a means for self-study, that in every opportunity, there is the possibility for insight.