If you have overindulged yourself and are feeling rather bloated or are simply suffering from an irritable stomach you might be surprised to know that yoga can aide in the digestive process. One Medical notes that by replacing the amount of stress in your day with the calm that can be gleaned from practicing yoga, the sympathetic nervous system will react as well. What's more many of the poses performed in yoga, according to One Medical, are like a gentle massage for our abdomens. So why not beat the bloat and ease stomach pain with yoga sequences specifically designed to help digestion. Detox, Cleanse, and Revitalize: Deep Detox by Siri Peterson Cavanna
1. Hips, Hammies, and Lower Back
This routine works on relaxing your your hips, hamstrings and lower back. The purpose of this workout is to help your body unwind at the end of a tough day.
2. Beginners Yoga for Flexibility
Try this routine to open up the spine, hips, hamstrings, and it creates more space in the mind.
3. Revolved Side Angle Pose
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor breaks down the method to work on Parsvakonasnaa B, or Revolved Side Angle Pose.
4. Yoga for Digestion: Awaken Your Agni
Yoga is amazing for building internal fire, which in Ayurvedic medicine, is called agni. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Talya Lutzker, in this vigorous practice where we wake up our digestive fire, strengthen our core and promote healthy elimination. In this Grokker Premium video the breathing practices and asana practice are specifically focused on stimulating internal fire/digestion and promoting healthy, regular elimination. All Levels
5. Vinyasa Sequence with Focus on Breathing
Here's a beginners Vinyasa routine with demonstration by Tara Stiles on when to breathe, which is a vital part of a complete yoga routine.
6. Proper Alignment For Beginners Part 3
Here Esther explains how to safely align yourself in different yoga poses. This basic knowledge will help you to advance in your yoga practice.
7. Morning Yoga for Flexibility
Try this routine when you wake up to release tension in tight areas including hamstrings, chest, back, and your brain.
8. Strengthen Your Core
The Strengthen Your Core Podcast provides you with deep focused abdominal work that will strengthen all aspects of your practice. The practice focuses on floor work including traditional boat (navasana) pose, pick-ups and learning how to jump through with straight legs on blocks. The practice reviews mula-banda and the small details of engaging the stomach though out your entire practice and concludes with counter-stretches to release the core.
9. Treat Insomnia with Yoga
Sleep better by releasing physical and mental tension through an easy yoga routine with Tara Stiles.
10. Yoga for a Strong Core
Do this routine to build and maintain a strong core from the inside out.