Yoga poses may help you with the way your body digests its food, especially if you are currently bloated.
It’s easy to overindulge in your favorite meals, which usually leaves you feeling bloated and puffy after Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or the 4th of July—you get the picture. Instead of popping a Tums or chugging some Alka-Seltzer and flopping back on the couch, think about trying a more active cure for stomach troubles. With these easy-to-do yoga poses, you can help ease your digestion issues.
- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge pose)
How to do it: Lie on the floor and bend your knees so your feet are planted on the ground. Keep your arms beside your body. Move your hips up to give your chest a good stretch while keeping your upper shoulders on the ground. Press your hips up and hold the pose, take five breaths and repeat three times.
- Apanasana (Knees hugged to the chest pose)
How to do it: Lie down, relax, and inhale. Exhale, and hug your knees to your chest. Rock your knees from side to side to maximize the stretch. Stay like this for 5 to 10 breaths and release your knees. Repeat a few more times.
- Spinal twist
How to do it: While remaining on your back, hug your knees and inhale. As you exhale, drop your knees to the left, using your left hand to assist their fall. Turn your head to the right and stretch your right arm out. Stay like this for 5 to 10 breaths. Repeat the same process in the opposite direction.