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. Vinyasa for the Core
Ignite your inner passion and workout your core. Grokker Yoga Expert, Tammy Mittell, will show you a flow sequence focused on the center of the body to strengthen the core and improve posture and alignment. Through this Grokker Premium video you will become emotionally empowered to build confidence in yourself and your practice. All Levels.
2. Learning to Fly: Arm Balances
This Arm Balance sequence is all about play. The sequence will teach you how to use your back and stomach to lift up away from the ground and keep your weight off your arms. Kathryn Budig has you practice this principle with poses including crow pose, baby crow and side crow. Overall, this practice is a great lesson in how to be okay with falling down and letting your go of your ego.
3. Treat Insomnia with Yoga
Sleep better by releasing physical and mental tension through an easy yoga routine with Tara Stiles.
4. Yin Yoga
Here a few yin yoga poses focusing on the lower back and hip area. In yin yoga you hold the poses from 3-5 minutes. It is of great benefit to the body, it works more on the deep connective tissues and joints, rather than on the more superficial yang tissues like the skin and the muscles.
5. Slim My Legs
In week 3 of the Summer Shape Up Challenge, Tara has created which includes these moves downward dog split, standing forward bend, low lunge, low lunge with a twist, forward bend, and a twisted triangle.
6. Beginners Yoga for Flexibility
Try this routine to open up the spine, hips, hamstrings, and it creates more space in the mind.
7. Detox, Cleanse, Revitalize: PM Detox
End your day with this twisting movement meditation meant to cleanse both body and mind. Twists stimulate the digestive, lymphatic, and the endocrine system, and put gentle pressure on your vital organs to massage out toxins. This is a beginners practice to release the built up the tension of the day, and prepare your body for relaxation. If we understood the effect that stress had on our bodies, we would choose not to let it in. Allow Siri to aid in letting your stress go. Visit Siri Peterson's Anusara collection for more with this amazing Grokker expert.
8. Free Your Spine: Twists
A healthy spine is essential for feeling freedom in your body. In this 3 part series lead by Grokker Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant, you will move dynamically through challenging twists to experience a deep range of motion along the spinal column. Spiral through this Grokker Premium video to unravel tension in a challenging and playful practice. This is the first video in a three part series focused on feeling, understanding, and deepening movement within the spine through twists, core strengthening, and backbends. Suitable for intermediate to advanced levels.
9. 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.
10. Beach Bod Yoga Hips Back & Hammies
Create your own hot yoga session while following Tara who is on a hot beach. She will help you workout your core and hips with this video.