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. Yoga for Healthy Digestion by Cindy Walker
1. Yoga for Healthy Digestion
Healthy Digestion is essential for good health, and yet many of us struggle to eat and digest well. This hour long vinyasa-kundalini yoga flow will stimulate the core and get the digestive juices flowing. "Agni" or your digestive fire, is essential for digestive food and life. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Cindy Walker to ease into a "breathe of fire" warm up followed by a strong set of sun salutations with intermediate kundalini.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Vinyasa: Mid Back and 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.
6. Vinyasa: Thoracic Spine and Chest
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.
7. Deep Spinal Twists
This powerful class is centered around increasing mobility throughout the spine and massaging the abdominal cavity. Twisting the spine will put gentle pressure along your vital organs to help detoxify the organs and increase circulation. This Grokker Premium video will keep your internal organs happy and functioning at their best.
8. 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.
9. Beginners Yoga for Flexibility
Try this routine to open up the spine, hips, hamstrings, and it creates more space in the mind.
10. 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.