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. 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.
2. Beginners Yoga for Flexibility
Try this routine to open up the spine, hips, hamstrings, and it creates more space in the mind.
3. 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.
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. Yoga for Digestion & Metabolism
Welcome to the lunchtime sequence, in Tammy Jones's Daily Rhythms series. This complete flow is designed for those with time to practice before their lunch or dinner, to give your body a digestive boost for the meal ahead. With a series of twists, core stabilising and strengthening exercises, your metabolism will be stimulated and digestive fires activated. So join Tammy Mittell in this Grokker Premium Video, as she shows you some amazing flows that you can fit with your Daily Rhythm!
6. 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.
7. Burn More Fat & Calories
It's a myth that you can't lose weight doing yoga. If you're looking for a real calorie- and fat-torcher, this sequence definitely delivers.
8. Treat Colds
Regular yoga practice reduces sickness, but if you do get a cold follow this quick routine to treat your symptoms.
9. 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.
10. 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.