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Can you cleanse your internal organs with yoga?

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It might be a bit of a 'stretch' to say that yoga can purify or cleanse your body.

Asked by: Anonymous

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‘Cleansing your internal organs’ is a very woolly term, much like ‘boosting energy’ or ‘improving digestive transit’. Does yoga make you feel better? For many people the answer is undoubtedly ‘yes’.

But there are no studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals showing that it removes toxins, damaged tissue, dead cells, disease organisms or anything else that you might associate with an organ that was not ‘clean’.

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Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.

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