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. Beginners Yoga for Flexibility
Try this routine to open up the spine, hips, hamstrings, and it creates more space in the mind.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Vinyasa for the Mid Back
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.
5. 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.
6. Morning Flow Practice
This is a great routine to get you ready for your day.
7. 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.
8. Revolved Side Angle Pose
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor breaks down the method to work on Parsvakonasnaa B, or Revolved Side Angle Pose.
9. 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.
10. 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.