Yoga Can Help Your Body Detoxify

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Everyday we expose ourselves to toxins, like pesticides, smog and chemicals. Unfortunately, unless you move to a remote island you won't be able to avoid this exposure to toxins. This might make you a little apprehensive as there's no real way around it in our daily lives. However, many people aren't aware that our body has ways to eliminate these toxins. Things we normally take for granted, like breathing, sweating, and going to the restroom are all ways our body's eliminates toxins.

Now, there are ways to boost our natural ability to remove these chemicals and toxins. You could do a detox routine or whole body cleanse to help jump start a weight-loss program or regulate digestion. These aren't things to do all the time though. So what can you do to help facilitate your natural detoxification systems? Well, for those of you practicing yoga you are already helping. Yoga can give your body the assistance it needs to perform its natural detoxing function by stimulating your body's circulatory, digestive, and lymph systems.

"In a well-rounded yoga practice, every part of the body is pushed, pulled, twisted, turned and upended," explains New York City yoga teacher Witold Fitz-Simon, founder of the YogaArtAndScience.com blog. "This facilitates the removal of waste products such as carbon dioxide, lactic acid and lymphatic fluid from the deep tissues and extremities of the body that a jog or a bike ride just don't reach." [Source: Gaiam.com]

Yoga is a wonderful way to help detoxify your internal organs and boost your metabolism. Not only will it benefit your body's natural ways of removing harmful toxins from your body, but yoga can clear your head and help you mentally as well as physically.

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