Thursday, October 2, 2014

Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body

I've never really had to deal with injuries, especially sports related, so this tennis season when I had really bad shin splints and tight hamstrings, I've had to learn how to properly stretch, ice and detox my body. A few visits to the school trainer and a trip to a Sports Medicine doctor can really work wonders! After having to stretch and ice my legs so many times, I realized that no matter what physical activity you're doing, it's always a great idea to stretch before and after you exercise. Even if you aren't super active, you should really try to stretch or detox your body through a few different poses. I haven't done much of it my whole life, and let me tell you, it will eventually catch up to you!

Here are 3 of the stretches I find most useful, especially for a tennis player:

This is an awesome stretch not only for your upper legs and thighs but also to work on your balance (I know personally that I could use some more of that...).  

Here is another nice one for both your legs and arms/ upper body.

After a long day, downward dog is always a nice stretch to detox your mind and body. Is it just me or does it feel so good to hang upside down at the end of the day?! 

I have a few more stretches up my sleeve that are better for the areas I personally need to de-stress, but the ones above are great in general for detoxing and strengthening your body!
Do you have any stretches you swear by?


  1. Downward dog split is one of my absolute favourite yoga poses!

    Mina | Cream Coloured Ponies

  2. Love this post! So helpful for any athlete.

  3. I would love if you could share stretches for tight hamstrings...I definitely could use some ideas! :)


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