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. 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.
2. Shape My Butt
In week 2 of the Summer Shape Up Challenge, Tara has created which includes these moves downward dog split, low lunge balancing with arms and foot, high lunge, and a twisted half moon.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Poses to Relieve Sciatica
Here is part 2 of 2 videos where Esther is demonstrating poses to relieve the pain of sciatica.
7. Yoga for Digestion
Yoga can help you when your digestion system is not performing too well, or when you've just been a bit too greedy. You will feel much better after this gentle yoga routine.
8. Morning Flow Practice
This is a great routine to get you ready for your day.
9. Yoga for a Strong Core
Do this routine to build and maintain a strong core from the inside out.
10. Vinyasa Sequence with Focus on Breathing
Here's a beginners Vinyasa routine with demonstration by Tara Stiles on when to breathe, which is a vital part of a complete yoga routine.