Overate? Feeling stressed? Maybe you ate something that your body doesn’t quite agree with. You can forego, or at least drastically reduce, digestive problems by introducing a few yoga poses into your daily routine.
Yoga is excellent for eliminating bloating by stimulating internal organs. Not to mention the fact that it can help you feel more relaxed, which in turn might quiet some of your digestive troubles if they’re caused by stress.
If you’re experiencing digestive problems frequently, make sure to develop a consistent routine. The key to overall health here is making sure you’re doing the poses a few times a week. Focus on your breathing as you do the poses for maximum benefits.
1. Cat-cow pose
Get on all fours, with your hands beneath your shoulders and your knees hip-width apart. Drop your stomach to the ground as you inhale and arch your back. Then exhale and round your spine, bringing your chin to your chest.
2. Seated twist
Sit with your legs extended in front of you. Bend your right leg, step it over your left knee. Bring your left elbow to the outside of your bent right leg and twist your torso to the right. Hold for one minute and switch sides.
3. Half gas release pose
Yup, the pose name says it all. Lay down on your back and extend both legs. Bend your right leg, clasp around the hamstring with your arms and bring the knee up to your chest. Hug around the shin to bring your leg closer into your chest as your left leg presses into the ground. Hold the pose for 1 minute and switch sides.
4. Supine twist
Lay down with your legs extended. Stretch your arms out to the sides in a T. Bend your right knee, and bring it over your left leg to the ground in a twist. Hold for one minute and switch sides.
5. Corpse Pose
Our favorite pose in yoga, if we’re being honest here. Lie down on your back, relax, and breathe. Stay here as long as you like!