Yoga for a clean new start

by Nadia Narain

LONDON: January is the month for a new beginning, finding New Year’s resolutions and thinking about your well-being. We figured out a plan that takes minimum time and has maximum impact for a clean new start. Follow these asanas and tips by Nadia Narain and you will be rewarded with a clear mind, balanced digestion and glowing skin & eyes, ready to salute spring soon.

Yoga-exercise

Twist
Lie on your back and bring your knees to the right as you stretch your left arm out to the left, stay for 5 breaths, change sides.

Cat cow
Be on hands and knees, tilt and tuck your pelvis in cat cow.
As you inhale, lift your head and bum up in the air, as you exhale round your back and draw your belly towards your spine. Continue for 8 rounds.

Bow pose
Lie on your belly, bend your knees, reach for your ankles and press your feet into your hands and lift your thighs and your chest off the ground.

NADIA’S DAILY TIPS

I always make sure I take probiotics in the morning with my cup of hot water and lemon and if I have eaten late or a mix of food I take digestive enzymes at night to help with digestion.

This is a good time of year to start a healthy regime and starting with simple things like drinking a lot of water, making sure you eat mostly fresh and not processed food, trying to have a green juice daily and keeping sugar to a minimal.

I like to set my clock so it’s 30 minutes ahead of time and tricks me into waking up half an hour earlier to do 15 minutes of yoga and 15 minutes of meditation in the morning. If the sun shines, try and start the day with a walk in the park.

I prefer adding good habits and making them grow rather than going on extreme diets or cleansing programs.

IRMA travels the world, writes and illustrates the life she lives.

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