Try using yoga to detox and cleanse yourself

TRY yoga to detox and cleanse. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.

In practice, each breath is a new moment. You can restart any time. The right routine can also help you detox your body and mind.

Do these poses in order any time you feel you need a cleansing.

They will remove toxins, stimulate digestion and the thyroid gland, build muscle, and help digestion.

As you do these moves, inhale to lengthen and exhale to wring yourself out like a sponge.

Wide-legged Forward Fold with Twist: From a wide-legged forward fold, heel-toe feet wide, about three to four feet apart.

Take left hand to right ankle or shin, reach right hand toward the ceiling, and lean back.

Stay here or, if it would feel even better, bend right elbow, take hold of the top of left thigh, and lean back.

Breathe for five deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.

High Lunge Twist Repetitions: From high lunge with left foot forward, inhale to straighten legs and lift arms high.

On exhale, come back down to high lunge and twist, reaching right arm forward and left arm back. Inhale back to centre.

Do 10-20 reps, then repeat on the opposite side.

Side-to-Side Chair Twists: From standing, sink hips and reach arms high to chair pose.

Look in front of knees. If you can't see your toes, sit back until you can.

Take hands together at centre of chest, take a big inhale to lengthen through spine, and use exhale to twist to the right, taking left elbow outside of right thigh.

Inhale back to centre and use exhale to twist to the left. Repeat sequence five times, each side.

Side Crow: Squat on the balls of feet with knees together and fingertips on the ground for balance.

Twist to right, hooking right elbow outside of left thigh.

Breathe here for a few deep breaths to get comfortable, then place hands shoulder-distance apart on the ground, press into fingertips, and start bending elbows (both energetically reaching toward your midline and not winging out) to tip forward, looking a bit forward, not down.

Eventually feet will tip off the ground. Breathe here for five deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.

Side Boat Pulses: Sit with knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Hold arms, palms up, in front so that hands brush the sides of knees.

Lean back until torso is at a 45-degree angle to the floor.

Slowly lift feet off the ground as you straighten legs any amount (it's fine to have knees bent), forming a 'V' with body.

From boat, lower middle back to the ground as you reach knees to the right and arms to the left.

Return to boat in the centre, then lower knees to left and arms to right. Repeat this sequence 10 times on each side, or start with three and increase it over time.



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