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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 5-7minSucirandhrasana - das Nadelöhr Yoga Übung - yogabox Blog

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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

Benefits of Malasana (Garland Pose) and How to Do it - PharmEasy Blog



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

Legs Up the Wall Pose: How to Practice Viparita Karani


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.


  • Wide Legged Forward Bend - Ekhart YogaPhotocredit

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