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. 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.
2. Vinyasa for the 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.
3. Twisting Postures to Cleanse Your System
Spinal twisting postures not only helps maintain the normal length and resilience of the soft tissues, but also keeps all discs and joints healthy and supple.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Treat Colds
Regular yoga practice reduces sickness, but if you do get a cold follow this quick routine to treat your symptoms.
8. Yoga for a Strong Core
Do this routine to build and maintain a strong core from the inside out.
9. 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.
10. 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!