Basic Yoga Cleansing Techniques
You need to do these basic yoga cleansing techniques. Why? Because you are toxic! … AND they are so simple to do. You’ll be amazed at what a diference 3 minutes a day can make …
Did you know that at night, while you sleep, while your body is busy repairing and regenerating, it also expels a load of toxins that have been building up inside? Yep, it sure does, and if you don’t flush them off you right away, you’ll just end up re-injesting a lot of them back into your system.
Washing Away the Garbage
As soon as you wake up, before doing anything, yoga included, we need to clean away some of that overnight buildup and release of toxins. Don’t worry, this toxic clean up is simple and painless.
In yoga, we’ve got a few basic morning purification practices to do the job … and together they’ll take less than 3 minutes. It’ll be the best three-minute investment of your time all day!
3 Basic Yoga cleansing Techniques:
1. Tongue scraping
The yogis have a thing called a “tongue scraper,” but you can easily get the same results with a spoon.
- Take a table spoon, invert it, and scrape firmly along your tongue from the root to the tip.
- Repeat this 3 or 4 times.
- Try this once, and I won’t have to convince you about the toxic build up on your tongue every night. You’ll see it for yourself! (Warning: It ain’t pretty!)
2. Eye washing
- Lean forward over the sink, cup your hands and fill them with cool water.
- With your eyes open, gently bathe them several times.
- This will clear away all the toxic residue in and around your eyeballs It’s also is a great way to awaken your mind and to get rid of that morning “grogginess.”
3. Jala Neti
The nasal wash is an age-old yogic practice, but it’s one that takes a bit of getting used to. Trust me, it’s not as difficult as it may seem, and once you’ve tried it, you’ll be hooked!
- It is best performed with small pot called a neti pot (resembling a teapot, with a long spout. Heck, even a small teapot will do!).
- Fill the pot with warm water and add a quarter teaspoon of salt.
- Turn your head to one side, put the spout into the upper nostril and let the water pour out through the lower nostril.
- Straighten your head and gently blow your nose to remove the water.
- Turn your head to the other side and repeat.
Do this simple, but amazing practice, and you’ll be astounded with the results! More detailed instruction on the performance of Jala Neti can be found here …
There you have it! … 3 simple little practices you can do every morning that will give you one more boost toward a healthy body and lifestyle.