Proper circulation is important to our overall functioning. Fortunately, there are several exercises that can promote increased circulation in your body. One such exercise is the Standing Spine Roll, which improves oxygen movement to most of your major joints. A second suggested exercise is called Windshield Wipers with Shinbox Extensions, which you perform lying down. By being on the ground, your capacity to move is challenged, thereby making your heart work harder. A third such exercise is Thoracic Rib Pulls, to improve thoracic (mid-back) mobility. This allows your heart and lungs a greater area to expand. Finally, foam rolling can help as well, to the shoulders and upper back pressure points. This helps to stimulate your lymphatic system and move toxins out of your body.
- Up your circulation levels by doing slow forward folds and slowing coming back to standing
- Use the ground as a tool of resistance by bringing your knees in and rotating them left and right
- Decompress the heart and lung area by doing laying twists on the ground
“Myofascial release via foam rolling can stimulate the lymphatic system and help move toxins out of the body.”