yoga for detoxification-By vijay Rampal
Yoga with its focus on systematically stretching and compressing every part of the body, is particularly well-suited for keeping the waste-removal departments of the body functioning well.
Even modern science now believes that disease, decay and degeneration are due to the presence of free radicals in the body. But how are the free radicals created? Free radicals develop due to the accumulation of toxins in the body. Toxins, themselves, are a product of our lifestyle, our diet, the environment and our emotional patterns. The accumulation of toxins in our body is, therefore, natural. We CANNOT escape from this. Yoga has a two pronged approach. In the long term it aims at developing attitudinal changes that prevent the buildup of toxins through various practices and meditative techniques. However, Yoga has very practical purification practices that aim at the detoxification of the body and mind. These detoxification techniques are a sort of cleansing that help the body rid itself of toxins
Yoga Asanam for detoxification
Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) is a yoga pose which involves the muscles of the entire body. It is classified as an inverted pose. Inverted poses help to tone and stretch the body by working against the force of gravity. There are many health benefits of practicing this pose on a regular basis.In order to perform sarvangasana, first lie down on your back with the hands at the sides. Exhale and raise the legs to a 30 degree angle and then at 60 degrees. Then slowly extend the legs backwards behind the head to 130 degrees. Hold this position for a few seconds and breathe normally. Then exhale, bring the legs to 90 degrees and raise the buttocks. Use your palms to support your back, but keep the elbows on the ground. Gradually lift the body higher and move your hands up to support the shoulder blades. The shoulders, hips and feet should be properly aligned. Once your body is resting on the shoulders, hold the position for as long as it is comfortable and then slowly resume original position.
Benefits of Cleansing :
• Helps to develop immunity by eliminating the toxins. • Stimulates the mind and aids in removing lethargy (tamas). • Washes the colon, sinus tracts, the stomach etc. • Provides a massaging effect to the areas applied thereby stimulating the effective working of the Organs. • Stimulates vitality and helps in retardation of ageing. • One's capacity to think, digest, taste , feel express etc. increases and a greater awareness develops.