It’s 2017! We are all wanting to start and keep those New Year’s resolutions. If your resolution was to detox then these 4 yoga poses need to be part of your everyday routine. Make sure to do each pose in sequence 5 times.
Begin standing with your knees slightly bent. Lift the right foot up, balance on the left foot, and cross the right thigh over the left. Hook the top of the right foot behind the left calf. As you balance on the left foot, reach the arms out in front of you, cross the right arm over the left, and bend the elbows. Wrap the left hand around the inside of the right wrist and press the palms together. Raise the forearms perpendicular to the floor and squeeze the arms together while slightly dropping the shoulders down. Sink into the standing leg, gaze forward, and breathe. Stay here for 15 to 30 seconds, reverse sides.
Straighten your front leg with toes straight out. Point the toes of your back foot forward and push hard through the outer edge of your foot. Lengthen your torso, placing your hand on your front foot, shin or floor depending on your comfort level. Reach your top arm overhead, opening your chest to the ceiling. Repeat for opposite side.
Stand with feet together, toes forward, arms at sides. Inhale and raise arms overhead, palms facing each other. Exhale and sit back about 45 degrees, keeping knees behind toes and abs tight to support your back; gaze forward.
Rocking Boat Pose
Sit with knees bent, feet on floor, hands on thighs. With your torso straight and head in line with body, lean back about 45 degrees, raising feet so calves are parallel to floor, toes pointed. On an inhale, extend arms and legs, keeping legs together. Exhale, and as you inhale, lower torso and legs 3 to 4 inches so body forms a wider V shape. Exhale and raise torso and legs. Repeat 5 to 10 times.