Yoga for Detoxification

There are many asanas that specifically remove toxins, and other wastes from the body. Get started with these asanas and pranayamas.

  • Neck Rotation
  • Shoulder Rotation
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama
  • Pawan Mukta Asana
  • Setu Banda asana (Bridge pose)

Neck Rotation

neck rotation


  • Stand in a comfortable position
  • Take a deep breath in, and move your neck back
  • Breathing out, touch your chin to the chest
  • Breathing in, start rotating your neck clockwise
  • Inhale while you move your head up, and exhale while you bring it down. Rotate your neck in one direction at least five times, then rotate in the opposite direction another five times


Shoulder Rotation

yoga shoulder rotation


  • Stand in a comfortable position, keeping your hands straight by the side of the body
  • Rotate both shoulders in the clock-wise direction, for at least five rounds
  • Breathe in as you bring your shoulders up, close to your ears, and breathe out as you bring the shoulders down
  • Repeat the process, five times, in the anti-clockwise direction


Kapalbhati Pranayama



  • Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position with your back straight, and hands resting on your knees, in either chin or gyana mudra
  • Close the eyes and relax the whole body
  • Inhale deeply through both nostrils, expanding the abdomen, and exhale with the forceful contraction of abdominal muscles
  • Now breathe in again normally and spontaneously, without making any effort, expanding the abdominal muscles
  • Perform at least ten inhalations and exhalations
  • After completing ten breaths in succession, inhale and exhale deeply - this completes one round
  • Perform at least three to five rounds

Yoga Asana - Ardha Pawan Mukta Asana

pawan muktasana


  • Lie down on the floor with the arms on your sides
  • Hold the heels together
  • Slowly raise the knee, inhale, and bend it to touch your chest, with inter-locked fingers
  • Exhale, and bring the knee to the floor
  • Repeat the asana with the other knee


Yoga Asana - Setu Bandha asana (Bridge pose)

setu bandasana


  • Sit with the legs stretched forward
  • Place the palms on the floor on either side of the body, around 30 cms behind the buttocks; the fingers point backwards and keep the elbows straight
  • Now raise the buttocks and lift the body upward; the head hangs back and down, and soles of the feet are flat on the ground
  • Stay in this position as long as you feel comfortable, and then lower the buttocks to the floor
  • This completes one round; perform five more rounds

Go ahead and learn the different Yoga poses and detoxify your body.