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. Treat Digestive Problems
If you're feeling bloated, sluggish or have digestive problems, try this quick and easy routine from yoga expert Tara Stiles. Yoga practice makes a healthy body from the inside out.
2. Detox, Cleanse, Revitalize: AM Detox
Rinse the inner body with this cleansing practice designed to prepare you for the day. By stimulating the digestive, circulatory, and lymphatic systems you enhance the body's natural capacity to remove waste and toxins. In this Grokker premium video from Siri Peterson's Anusara collection, she will take you through a sequence to systematically rinse and flush the organs and tissues to quickly and efficiently cleanse and revitalize mind and body. This practice is best done in the AM on an empty stomach.
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. 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.
5. Revolved Side Angle Pose
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor breaks down the method to work on Parsvakonasnaa B, or Revolved Side Angle Pose.
6. Beginners Yoga for Flexibility
Try this routine to open up the spine, hips, hamstrings, and it creates more space in the mind.
7. 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.
8. Yoga for a Strong Core
Do this routine to build and maintain a strong core from the inside out.
9. Hangover Recovery
These simple yoga exercises can help detox your body and clear your head.
10. Quick Fix for Shoulder Pain
This easy to follow video will help you learn how to relieve tension in your shoulders in four simple yoga moves.