Here I am again, and today I want to give you some step by step yoga poses for indigestion relief.
Take your mat and let’s begin!
Digestion problems occur because of the slow movement of food through the stomach and the intestines.
Indigestion symptoms can be very irritating: such as nausea, sense of heaviness, gastric reflux, bloating…something that unfortunately we all know. After a rich, fast or spicy meal we get to feel heavy, tired, uncomfortable…so here are few quiet easy yoga postures to digestive disorders. You will feel better and even prevent indigestion in the future.
Step 1: Lotus Blossom and Bent
Sit in the Lotus Posture with legs crossed as you know.
Inhale and, as you exhale, bend your bust and head to the ground, towards your legs. Arms backward.
Stay there for at least 30 seconds…and breathe.
Step 2: Spine Twists/ Torsions
In Yoga almost every twist is indicated for digestion.
You can sit on a chair and, as you grip the back of it, twist your spine, a little bit more on every exhalation.
Or, on your knees, sit on your heels or a support between your legs (as in the title’s photo), put your hands by a side and, pushing against your leg, twist and breathe.
Repeat to the other side.
Step 3: Roll Over
This Yoga and Pilates exercise is more difficult, but it can really tone your abs, aids digestion and relieves constipation.
Lie on the back with your legs up high and knees a little bent if you need.
Inhale and, as you exhale, continue to lower your legs behind your head until your toes touch the floor.
Hold the pose for 8 seconds and don’t forget to breathe!
Pay attention as you roll down, one vertebra at the time.
Step 4: “Modified” Child Pose
This is the Pose we did yesterday for headache.
Sit on the floor, on your knees, legs a little opened, take a pillow and put it in front of you.
Bend forward and lay your head on the pillow.
Your eyes are closed, breathe deeply and try to relax your neck, shoulders and back.
Stay in this posture as much as you can.
If you feel pain on your knees, take another pillow to put under your buttocks.
Try to repeat these exercise 4 times, and few times a week…see you tomorrow.