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. Improve Your Digestion by Christina Robohm
1. Workplace Wellness: Improve Your Digestion
This quick pre-meal practice is designed to improve digestion and nutrient absorption. Christina recommends taking this class with an empty stomach for best results. Get ready to feel nourished!
2. Detox, Cleanse, and Revitalize: Deep Detox
The final culmination of the Detox series. This is a strong sequence of standing poses, abdominals, deep twists and hip openers that will systematically cleanse and detoxify the body, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized from the inside out. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson through these deep twists to still the mind as you wring out the body and powerfully connect to your center. This Grokker Premium video is an intermediate practice, not suitable for anyone suffering from back pain.
3. 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.
4. 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!
5. Yoga for Digestion: Awaken Your Agni
Yoga is amazing for building internal fire, which in Ayurvedic medicine, is called agni. Join Grokker Yoga Expert, Talya Lutzker, in this vigorous practice where we wake up our digestive fire, strengthen our core and promote healthy elimination. In this Grokker Premium video the breathing practices and asana practice are specifically focused on stimulating internal fire/digestion and promoting healthy, regular elimination. All Levels
6. Yoga For Digestion
Oh digestion. You can't live with it and you can't live without it! Thank goodness Talya Lutzker is here to lead you through a series of poses designed to improve digestion and increase core strength. This class is appropriate for all levels.
7. 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.
8. Detox, Cleanse, Revitalize: PM Detox
End your day with this twisting movement meditation meant to cleanse both body and mind. Twists stimulate the digestive, lymphatic, and the endocrine system, and put gentle pressure on your vital organs to massage out toxins. This is a beginners practice to release the built up the tension of the day, and prepare your body for relaxation. If we understood the effect that stress had on our bodies, we would choose not to let it in. Allow Siri to aid in letting your stress go. Visit Siri Peterson's Anusara collection for more with this amazing Grokker expert.
9. 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.
10. Strengthen Your Core
The Strengthen Your Core Podcast provides you with deep focused abdominal work that will strengthen all aspects of your practice. The practice focuses on floor work including traditional boat (navasana) pose, pick-ups and learning how to jump through with straight legs on blocks. The practice reviews mula-banda and the small details of engaging the stomach though out your entire practice and concludes with counter-stretches to release the core.