Whether it's too much turkey or Grandma's famous pumpkin pie, the holidays tend to lead to overindulgence. But they also provide a great opportunity to detox your body, mind, and spirit. "Our modern lifestyle has most of us on toxin overload, and that gets compounded during the holiday season," says Liz Lindh, a vinyasa yoga teacher who will kick off the new year by leading a week-long yoga detox retreat at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Cabuya, Costa Rica.
Lindh created this 8-pose sequence of detoxifying Kundalini kriyas, or repetitive movements, exclusively for YogaJournal.com to boost energy, promote mental clarity, and rid the body of toxins. “This simple sequence is exhilarating, energizing, and strengthening, but is also deeply restorative and cathartic,” she says. “It works the whole body: purifies the skin and lymphatic system, improves digestion and elimination, boosts circulation, balances the flow of prana, releases stuck emotions, and clears the mind.” Goodbye, food coma.