8 Detoxifying Poses to Boost Digestion of Holiday Feasts—& All That Seasonal Stress - Yoga Journal

8 Detoxifying Poses to Boost Digestion of Holiday Feasts—& All That Seasonal Stress

So you overate or overstressed… This short sequence focuses on processing and letting go to counteract holiday excess, leave you feeling lighter, and make some space for joy.
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Use this holiday-ready detox sequence to gently encourage the release of waste from the body and mind. By moving from energetic standing twists to restorative twists, where gravity helps decompress the spine, this sequence is a practice in surrender. Rather than creating blockages in your body, heart, and mind by clinging to those extra servings of pumpkin pie or emotions that family time may bring up (anger, resentment, or jealousy, anyone?), you can let go of pain, discomfort, and dis-ease of body, mind, and spirit. Go ahead and let this sequence move out anything holding you back and restore healthy flow in your body and mind.

See also Pillars of Power Yoga: A Heat-Building Holiday Detox Sequence

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