We all know that exercises are good for our health, especially for our heart. But exercises are also vital to our liver and for an optimal detoxification.
The role of exercise in the detoxification process
- Vigorous exercises like aerobics helps the toxins getting out through the breath. When those toxins are not eliminated through exercises, the liver has to work harder to get rid of them.
- A lack of exercise can lead to a sluggish digestion. An optimal digestion is one of the keys to a healthy liver.
- Staying seated for long periods of time can make a pressure on your liver that prevent it to work optimally. If you’re seated all day, always take frequent breaks to walk a bit or do some stretching.
- By promoting blood circulation by exercising, you’re body get the nutrients it needs more easily, preventing toxins build-up.
- Exercises can make you sweat, leading to a greater detoxification while relieving your liver of excess work.
- More than just good for your liver, exercises are beneficial to all other detoxifying organs like stomach, intestine, gall bladder and pancreas.
Yoga for detoxification
Some yoga poses are especially good at stimulating the liver and the other detox organs. If you’re familiar with yoga, doing the following exercises more often can help you detox naturally.
- Ardha Matsyendrasana (Seated twist)
- Uttanasana (Standing forward bend)
- Banddha kona asana ou baddha konasana (Bound angle pose)
- Gomuka asana (Cow face)
- Parivritti en trikonasana (Revolved side angle)