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3 Poses to Refresh Your Yoga Routine

It’s time to give your yoga practice some spring cleaning!

Spring is almost here, and for many of us that means time for some annual spring cleaning! But did you know spring cleaning isn’t just for your closets? Your yoga routine could use a refresh, too! It’s important to light some new fire in your poses to keep things fresh and exciting, not to mention give yourself a new challenge and new goals to work toward. There’s no better way to do that than by adding some new poses to your practice.

Below are three poses you can incorporate into your daily yoga routine this spring.

By YJ Editor


Dolphin Pose

Image credit: David Martinez

The inversion of Dolphin Pose is excellent for draining mucus created by excess kapha dosha from the lungs, Carlson says. It’s also great for building strength in the arms while opening up the ribcage. Hold for 6–10 long, deep breaths.


Side Plank Pose

Image credit: Cory Richards

Side Plank ignites arm power while building core strength. Springtime is a good time to stoke the fire in the core, because it often gets dull during the transition from cold winter to rainy spring. Side Plank also helps boost the fire of metabolism, which helps reduce puffiness and water retention (common signs of excess kapha dosha). Sustain the pose for 10 long, deep breaths.


Revolved Chair Pose

Image credit: David Martinez

Revolved Chair Pose works this lovely twist to wring out clutter and congestion in the abdominal region, while opening the chest (the lungs and the stomach are the seats of kapha and often feel bogged down during early spring). Go back and forth side to side three times per side, holding for three long, deep breaths on each side, like you’re wringing out a sponge. Deepen your breath and enjoy the purifying heart!

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