Yoga for detox: Keep yourself fit and your skin glowing ahead during the festive season

Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar Published: 15 Oct 2022, 10:30 am IST
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Festivals are the perfect excuse to connect with and spend time with our relatives and loved ones. Every home comes alive during these important occasions as preparations get underway. This is a time for joy and celebration. However, festivals are also a fantastic opportunity for us to take a step back and introspect. But in the midst of all the excitement and celebration this holiday season, remember to take care of your health. And practicing yoga for detox can help.

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There is no doubt that celebrations would not be the same without delectable cuisine and treats. Festivals undoubtedly wouldn’t be the same without the delicious foods and goodies to celebrate. Everyone anticipates the holiday season because it delivers the finest cuisine, confections, and other specialities. Plan a festival workout regimen with yoga to indulge in all the holiday delights guilt-free. Holistic health and fitness can be attained via the practice of yoga. To keep in shape while treating your taste buds during the festive season, practice the asanas, pranayama, and meditation methods of yoga.

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Yoga to detox this festive season. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock.

Enhance immunity with yoga

When your internal organs are unhealthy, it will be easy to see it on your skin and hair, as well as other parts of your body. The condition of your organs has a big impact on how healthy your skin and hair are. Yoga asanas can be done twice a day- morning and evening as this helps boost your immunity and keeps you healthy on the inside and out.

5 yoga asanas to help you detox

Padahasthasana (Hand-to-Foot Pose)

Starting in Samasthithi, exhale as you slowly bend your upper body down from the hips to touch your knees. Next, place your palms on either side of your feet. As a novice, you might need to slightly bend your knees to do this. Try to touch your chest to your thighs with a little work. Hold the position for a minute.

Vasishtasana (Side Plank)

You can do 3 sets of this asana, with a 30-second hold between each set. Initially, come to Santholanasan (Plank). Lifting your right hand off the ground, plant your left palm firmly on the surface. Lift your right leg off the ground and cross it over your left leg as you turn your entire body to the right. Keep your right arm up over your head, and your fingers pointed upward. Make sure your heels, knees, and feet are all in contact with one another. Shoulders and arms are in a single straight line. Look up at your right hand as you turn your head. Hold the position for some time. Likewise, repeat on the left side.

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Yoga to detox for the festive season. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock.

Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)

This can be repeated for 3 Sets with 30-second hold each time. Start in the forward-leaning pose of Dandasana while keeping your knees slightly bent. Keep your spine straight while raising your arms. Take a deep breath out, bend forward, and place your upper body on your lower body. Put your arms down and use your fingers to grab onto your big toes.

Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand pose)

Start on your back. Position your arms next to your body. Gently raise your legs off the ground so that they are parallel to it and your feet are facing the sky. Gradually raise your back and pelvis off the ground. Raise your forearms off the ground and support yourself by placing your hands on your back. Strive to have your shoulders, torso, pelvis, legs, and feet all in a straight line. Direct your attention to your feet.

Siddha Walk

A traditional yogic spiritual practice is the Siddha walk. It has the capacity to advance not only your physical health but also your intellectual and spiritual growth. It is a dynamic system founded on science that has the power to fundamentally alter the human body and psyche. The number 8 or infinity plays a significant and potent part in the Siddha walk. At least 11 minutes in each direction should be spent on each circle (from south to north and from north to south).

Halasana (Plough Pose)

Formation of the posture: Lie on your back with your palms next to your body. Press your palms into the ground to lift your legs and place them behind your head. You can use your hands to support your back to the extent that is comfortable.

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Yoga to detox this festive season. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Pranayama and meditation techniques

The fun of festive season is definitely lost when you have to keep track of your calorie intake. But yoga is a great way to keep those extra inches at bay, so keep a positive outlook and add meditation and these easy breathing techniques, such as Anulom Vilom and Kapalbhati, to your post-holiday workout.


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Allow these auspicious times to bring out your greatest qualities. Grace, beauty, peace, and joy are certain outcomes when you incorporate yoga into your life. With all the cleaning, cooking, and decorating that goes into festivals, it may be very exhausting. Make sure you give yourself at least a couple of days to completely rest. Your body and mind will work together to help you get back in shape as a result. Enjoy the food and ghee-laden treats of the festive season without guilt because these fundamental yoga poses will strengthen your body and increase your metabolism.

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Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar is an internationally acclaimed Spiritual yogic master. He is the founder, chairman, and course director of Akshar Yoga and president of World Yoga Organisation. He is also the President of the International Siddha Foundation. ...Read More

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