The months of April and May are ideal for doing a little spring cleaning. Some yoga practices, combined with a cleansing routine, will help the body to more easily eliminate toxins accumulated over the winter.

Because they help increase blood flow to the internal organs and stimulate lymphatic function, the most beneficial yoga positions are inverted and twisting poses. If the idea of hot yoga appeals, spring is the appropriate season in which to practice it. And because the spring practice will be the most revitalizing and dynamic of the year, we can make the most of this renewed energy to tackle more advanced poses, which require more strength and increase the core body temperature needed for detoxification. As with any cleansing process, however, it is important to take the time to relax by including a restorative pose to achieve balance.

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