Subscribe Now Don't miss anything we post. Join our email list today!

Yoga for Better Digestion

Sharing is caring
Share on Facebook
Facebook
0Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
0Share on Reddit
Reddit
0

Improve your digestive health with these five yoga poses.

The holiday season is upon us and that means lots of family, friends, fun and FOOD! With all of the parties and feasts this time of year, it’s easy to overindulge and get your digestive system out of whack. It’s important to have healthy digestion because it is the foundation for absorbing key nutrients into the body. Yoga can actually help you to improve your overall digestive health and get you back to feeling your best! Try the yoga sequence below to calm your stomach and increase your metabolism in no time.

By Alyssa Coleman

 

big-toe-pose1

Stand with your feet hip distance apart, exhale + bend forward from the hip joints, reach down to grab onto your big toes with your peace fingers. Let your elbows fall out to the sides and bend your knees slightly if you have tight hamstrings. Take 5 deep breaths here.

 

half-locust1

Start by laying on your mat with your arms down beside you ,palms facing up, your forehead on the mat, and your big toes pointing slightly toward each other to engage your thighs. Exhale, lift up your head and torso. then lift up your left leg and right arm, keep the back of your neck long. Release, and slowly bring your right ear down onto the mat, and your right arm back beside you, palm facing up. Rest here for a moment, then exhale and repeat on the opposite side with left arm and right leg lifted. Bring your left ear onto the mat.

 

wind-reliever1

Lie on your back with your feet together and arms beside your body. Bring your right knee up into your chest and grab onto it with both hands; pressing it into your stomach. Actively press your left leg down into the mat and keep a long neck on your mat. Make sure to start with the right leg to move in the direction of your intestine (we are trying to move things up and out) Slowly release and then move onto your left leg.

 

knees-to-chest1

After wind relieving pose bring both knees into your chest and give them a nice hug. you can rock from side to side to massage the back or bring your nose up to touch your knees for a deeper stretch.

 

seated-forward-fold1

Sit on your mat with your legs straightened out in front of you and you feet flexed to protect your knees. with a nice long spine hinge from the hip joints (not your lower back) and reach toward your shins or feet. continue to deeply inhale and exhale while letting gravity pull you deeper into this amazing pose. don’t push or pull yourself, just inhale, and exhale.

Read the full article here.

All images courtesy of Alyssa Coleman.

Did you enjoy this article?
Signup today and receive free updates straight in your inbox. We will never share or sell your email address.
I agree to have my personal information transfered to AWeber ( more information )
Sharing is caring
Share on Facebook
Facebook
0Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
0Share on Reddit
Reddit
0