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. 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.
2. Twisting for Ashtanga Beginners
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor discusses the technical and anatomical foundations of Marichyasana C in the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. One easy tool is the simple seated twisting posture called Marichasana C. All Marichasana postures are named after the great sage Marichi. This posture is the third variation and it cleanses the digestive system, opens the muscles along the back and shoulders, helps build a deeper awareness of the essential breath-bandha connection and encourages the life energy rise along the central column of the subtle body.
3. Shape My Butt
In week 2 of the Summer Shape Up Challenge, Tara has created which includes these moves downward dog split, low lunge balancing with arms and foot, high lunge, and a twisted half moon.
4. Morning Flow Practice
This is a great routine to get you ready for your day.
5. Treat Insomnia with Yoga
Sleep better by releasing physical and mental tension through an easy yoga routine with Tara Stiles.
6. 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.
7. Detox, Cleanse, and Revitalize: Deep Detox
The final culmination of the Detox series. This is a strong sequence of standing poses, abdominals, deep twists and hip openers that will systematically cleanse and detoxify the body, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized from the inside out. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson through these deep twists to still the mind as you wring out the body and powerfully connect to your center. This Grokker Premium video is an intermediate practice, not suitable for anyone suffering from back pain.
8. Yoga for a Strong Core
Do this routine to build and maintain a strong core from the inside out.
9. Vinyasa for the Mid Back
Increase your vibrancy, openness, and energy. This complete flow sequence features Sun Salutations and select Asanas to help open the chest, thoracic spine, neck and shoulders, all aligned with your Heart Chakra. Yoga Expert Tammy Mittell also focuses on improving your posture, increasing energy and blood flow to the circulatory and respiratory systems in this Grokker Premium video.
10. Twists to Release Back Tension
The mid and upper back can store tension and cause back pain. Here are some gentle yoga twists to release that tension. Do this gentle online yoga routine as a warm up at the start of the day and you will feel the difference.