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4 Yogis Talk Post Holiday Detox Tips & Tricks

Looking to be a lean, greens-powered yoga machine in 2017? Don’t let your holiday comfort food indulgences slow your flow. Yoga is one of the best exercises to do while detoxing.

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Manifest the moves you want by focusing on detoxing for a little while, too. New to the detox game? These yogis told Mindbodygreen different tips and tricks you can use to detox. Check out the other five here.

Kathyrn Budig:“Start simple (and kindly): Make sure you eat something green (green juice, salad, veggies) every day, and if you’re still feeling weighed down, go for long walks,” yogi and mbg class instructor Kathryn Budig tells mbg. “Ease your way back into your regular workout routine. It’s important to be kind to yourself during the holiday season and remember that it’s OK to embrace the celebration.”

Caley Alyssa: “Drink tons of water. Make sure to do some movement, every day, even just for 30 minutes,” L.A.-based yoga teacher and mbg class instructor Caley Alyssa says. “Take a hot bath with epsom salts. I also incorporate tons of greens into my diet and make sure to get a good night’s rest. In general, everything in moderation. Don’t be hard on yourself. Take everything as an experiment; if you feel good and healthy, do it. If you don’t feel good, don’t do it!”

Shauna Harrison: “I move my body, whether that means yoga, walks or hikes, dancing, or jumping around to get my blood flowing,” she explains to mbg. “If I feel stiff or stressed, I will hold some restorative postures, like child’s pose with a rolled up blanket in the belly, or simple twists on my back. I visit my alternative healers year-round for acupuncture and applied kinesiology, which always help me target what I need to do in order to bring my body and mind back into balance. If my digestion or nervous system feels off, I limit whatever I feel might be a culprit, whether it is gluten, dairy, sugar, caffeine, technology, late bedtimes, or social events and shindigs.”

Heather Lilleston:  “I drink lemon water with apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning,” Yoga for Bad People co-founder Heather Lilleston tells mbg. “I also suggest probiotics—specifically, proviotics from Juice press. Also try sweating while relaxing: Go to a spa or take a really hot bath with an entire carton of Epsom salt, and stay there for 10 minutes. Take a cold shower to follow. Drink tons of water. Have three days during the workweek of soup, juice, and one salad a day to keep some chewing in motion,” she adds. “Chewing activates the digestive enzymes in the body, and eating mostly liquids for a few days can help your digestive system catch up. It’s important to include soup so you aren’t just eating cold foods like juice, salad, or smoothies during cold months.”


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