"Spring Cleaning" for Our Body!
1. Circulatory system
Pumps blood throughout the body, delivering oxygen to and carrying waste products away from the cells of the body.
2. Digestive system
Processes food, separates nutrients from waste, and eliminates what the body doesn't need.
3. Lymphatic system
Intracellular fluid is moved throughout the body, transported to lymph nodes where harmful constituents are removed, such as bacteria or other contaminants, before the lymphatic fluid is returned to the bloodstream. Lymph moves around based on how much we move around. The only way to ensure proper lymph circulation is through exercise or massage.
These systems work well on their own in a healthy body, but if we don't eat well, don't get enough exercise, or if we're stressed, then these systems don't work as efficiently. This results in a build-up of toxic material which can leave us feeling physically and mentally sluggish and sick.
The practice of yoga is one of the methods that supports the functioning of these systems.
A well-rounded practice of yoga postures systematically stretches, twists, compresses, and "upends" all parts of the body to help eliminate impurities from different organs and to allow oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood to flow through the organs.
A few of the benefits of this practice over time, include more energy, mental clarity, better sleep, better digestion, clearer skin, fewer aches and pains, and less illness.
Another great reason as to why we should practice yoga!