Beat the Bloat This Summer With These Yoga Moves
Let’s be real - summer is usually loaded with alcoholic beverages, serious sugar binges, BBQs, and barely any sleep! We did some digging to find the best yoga moves that will help you not just beat the bloat for your pool hangs, but also ease those uncomfortable stomach pains that could hinder you from having fun.
These yoga moves are focused on stretching, breathing, and stimulating your abdominal organs. After a big meal, day of drinking, or overindulgence, 15 minutes of yoga will help ease your pain!
“Apanasana” (Knees hugged into chest):
This is a very simple stretch, best known as the “wind-relieving pose” that will literally relieve your stomach from bloating and gas pains instantly. How - To: Lie down on flat surface. Take a few deep breathes to relax. Inhale and using your abdomen, bring your knees to table top, then gently place your hand on your knees, exhale and hug your knees into your chest. To maximize your stretch, rock your knees from side to side. Stay five to ten breaths and then slowly release your knees. Repeat this sequence a few more times. TIP: you can also do this one leg at a time, by leaving one side extended.
Great twist pose to soothe and tone your abdomen. How-To: Lie down on a flat surface. Take a few deep breathes to relax. Then using your abdomen, bring your knees to table top and gently hug the into your chest and inhale. As you exhale, drop your knees to the left and use your left hand to push them down gently. Turn your head to the right and stretch right arm diagonally. Stay for five to ten breaths. Inhale, and return your hands and knees to center. Repeat on other side.
One-Legged Seated Spinal Twist:
Another spinal twist pose except from a seated position so you will have more control over your stretch. How-To: Sit up straight with your legs extended. Take a few deep breathes to relax. Bend your right knee in and place your heel over your left thigh. Try to keep it pretty close in. Reach your right arm behind you and place palm on the floor. Then take your left elbow and place on the outside of the right knee to help you twist. Stay for five to ten breaths, twisting more with every exhale. Then release slowly and repeat on the other side.
Have any other moves that work for you? Share with us in comments below!