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. Yoga for Energy and Inspiration by Julie Montagu
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. Move and Breathe
This entire yoga sequence is all about paying attention to your breath as you move. As you take deeper breaths you increase oxygen in you body which brings greater mental clarity. Join Julie for this rejuvenating Happy Yoga session that will allow you to completely unwind and find a sense of inner calm and serenity.
3. Deep Spinal Twists
This powerful class is centered around increasing mobility throughout the spine and massaging the abdominal cavity. Twisting the spine will put gentle pressure along your vital organs to help detoxify the organs and increase circulation. This Grokker Premium video will keep your internal organs happy and functioning at their best.
4. Yoga for Energy and Inspiration
Feeling a little tired and unmotivated? You are not alone. Everyone has moments when we just don't have the energy or the will to do anything productive. However, the secret is to just get moving! Just 20 minutes of light activity to get your heart pumping and blood flowing will have you feeling instantly more inspired and revitalized. In this session, Julie will guide you through the yoga poses that she has designed specifically for those times when we are in need of a mental re-boot for more energy and inspiration.
5. 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.
6. Morning Yoga for Flexibility
Try this routine when you wake up to release tension in tight areas including hamstrings, chest, back, and your brain.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Hangover Recovery
These simple yoga exercises can help detox your body and clear your head.
10. 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.