Posture of the week - Parivrtta Utkatasana
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Spring: the ideal season to revive the liver and eliminate toxins!
A change of season is always an opportunity to take care of your body, to purify it and detoxify it.
Mild in winter, yoga practice becomes more vigorous in spring. The days are getting longer and the need to clean up your body is felt.
This is the time to help the body, and mainly the liver, to get rid of the toxins accumulated during the long winter months.
The month of April will be devoted to twisting postures, which play an essential role in stimulating the organs of elimination.
They mobilize the entire spine, which creates space between each vertebra and lets the back breathe!
Parivrtta Utkatasana - Upturned Chair Pose.
- Place yourself in Tadasana:
- Inhale, reach your arms above your head and join your hands.
Exhale, bend your knees and lower your chest until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
- Bring the hands back into Namaskar Mudra (hands in prayer in front of the heart).
- Inhale in this posture, creating space between the vertebrae, so as to lengthen the spine. Open your chest more, without arching your lower back:
Exhale, bring your chest to the right and your face up (while keeping your hands at chest level).
It is important here to keep the lower body stable and still.
Press the left elbow against the outside of the right knee, making sure to open the chest and keep the knees in line with the toes.
- Take the time for 5 breaths then return to the chair on the exhale.
Tip* : inhale, stretch your spine and exhale, deepen the twist.
- Inhale, straighten the legs, lower the arms and return to Tadasana.
This posture initially strengthens the ankles and harmoniously develops the leg muscles.
The torsion of the trunk also massages the abdominal muscles and the internal organs which allows the stimulation of the digestive functions and irrigates the organs with fresh and oxygenated blood.
It cleans and purifies both the physical and the mental.
Muladhara Chakra, Manipura Chakra, Anahata Chakra and Ajna Chakra.