The 12 Days of Yoga

Day 1 - After Christmas Cleanse

Feeling a little sluggish after the Christmas festivities?

Today's session is all about stimulating the digestive and elimination systems to alleviate that feeling of 'fullness'. The session comprises poses that stimulate the digestive and elimination systems and include side bends, twists and potentially strong abdominal poses. 

Caution: See the Poses, Modifications, and Alternative Poses document, if you are new to yoga, pregnant or have the following conditions:
  • Back problems including sciatica and osteoporosis of the spine
  • Knee and shoulder problems
  • Abdominal problems
  • Neck problems
  • High blood pressure, low blood pressure and vertigo

The session

Transcript (PDF 0.6MB)
Audio file (MP3 9.9MB)

Summary of Poses

  • Starting pose: Kneeling or seated in chair
  • Palm tree pose
  • Palm tree pose (extended - a more dynamic version)
  • Swaying palm tree pose
  • Waist rotations
  • Wide-legged twist
  • Single leg lock pose
  • Resting pose: Shavasana or seated in chair

Download session

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Day 1 - After Christmas Cleanse files (ZIP 11.8 MB)