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. Gentle Yoga Flow
This Gentle Yoga Flow practice is accessible to all levels. There is a primary focus on hip opening, gentle lunging and twisting. This sequence is ideal for the beginning yoga student or regular yogi who wants to tone it down for the day. Feel free to use this practice anytime your looking for a little revitalization. For this practice you will need two blocks and your strap.
3. 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.
4. Treat Colds
Regular yoga practice reduces sickness, but if you do get a cold follow this quick routine to treat your symptoms.
5. Treat Insomnia with Yoga
Sleep better by releasing physical and mental tension through an easy yoga routine with Tara Stiles.
6. Yoga for Digestion: Ayurvedic Body Care Practices
Ayurvedic expert Talya Lutzker will take you through a series of exercises that are diesnged to enhance the digestion process. If you're new to Ayurveda, don't worry. This class is appropriate for all levels!
7. Morning Flow Practice
This is a great routine to get you ready for your day.
8. Yoga for a Strong Core
Do this routine to build and maintain a strong core from the inside out.
9. 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.
10. 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.