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. Arm Balances and Inversions by Celest Pereira
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Yoga for a Strong Core
Do this routine to build and maintain a strong core from the inside out.
7. 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!
8. Yoga for Digestion
Yoga can help you when your digestion system is not performing too well, or when you've just been a bit too greedy. You will feel much better after this gentle yoga routine.
9. Treat Colds
Regular yoga practice reduces sickness, but if you do get a cold follow this quick routine to treat your symptoms.
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.