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. Yoga for a Happy Stomach
Samara Chopra tells us how yogic techniques are valuable, not only in removing digestive disorders, but also in preventing their recurrence.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Yoga Routine for Beginners
In this routine, Tara works on breathing and flow, an excellent series for beginners and a great refresher for you veterans out there.
5. 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.
6. Yoga for Hangovers
Here is a short, gentle sequence of poses that are good to do when you might have had too much to drink the night before.
7. Treat Colds
Regular yoga practice reduces sickness, but if you do get a cold follow this quick routine to treat your symptoms.
8. Arm Balances and Inversions
Arm balances and inversions are a staple of a strong yoga practice. Bringing the head below the chest area, can stimulate our nervous system and boost energy levels through increased blood circulation. Join Celest for this enjoyable and energising introduction to inversions.
9. Hangover Recovery
These simple yoga exercises can help detox your body and clear your head.
10. Revolved Side Angle Pose
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor breaks down the method to work on Parsvakonasnaa B, or Revolved Side Angle Pose.