Yoga postures for fluid retention
1. EYE OF THE NEEDLE | Sucirandhrasana
- Lie on your back and bend both knees.
- Cross your left leg over the right, clasp both hands around the back of your right leg’s thigh and bring the right knee toward your chest.
- Stay in the posture for 5 breaths, change legs and repeat for another 5 breaths.
- In a yin practice you can keep the posture up to 5-7min
2. GARLAND POSE | Malasana
- Place your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart with your toes slightly outward,
- bend your knees deeply, sinking down until your hips are a few cm off the floor – you can use 1 or 2 blocks to support you.
- Next, place the palms of your hands in the center of your heart and rest your elbows on the inside of your knees to gently press them together,
- opening your hips a little more and extending the length of your back
- Stay in the posture 5 breaths or up to 3min
3. LEGS UP THE WALL | viparita karani
- Lie down on the blanket or mat with your buttocks close up to the wall.
- Your tailbone should remain flat on the floor
- Rest the back of your legs against the wall, with your knees relaxed.
- Keep the posture for 5 breath or if in a yin session up to 5-7 min
4. WIDE ANGLE FORWARD BEND | Prasarita Padottanasana
- Step the legs apart. With a flat back bend forward bringing the palms to the floor under the shoulders.
- Press the head down and lift the hips up gently
- Hold for 5 breaths
- To release, reach the arms out to the sides and inhale back up slowly and gently.
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