Relieve gas and bloatCourtesy Boho Beautiful
We all do it—overindulge on vacation or gorge on foods like these that are bad for digestion. Usually, we just lie around like a slug, waiting for the painful bloat to go away or skip the next meal hoping to find relief. Yoga is far more productive in bringing relief than waiting in misery for it to pass. In fact, yoga is a relaxing way to make space in the body to get those fluids and digestion processes rolling again. “There’s not yet evidence-based research in yoga, but the deep breathing and the elongation of yoga inspires a unique spaciousness in the body,” says Edison de Mello MD, PhD, of the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine. This easy yoga routine created by Juliana Spicoluk of Boho Beautiful delivers those twists and spaciousness to ease your discomfort.
Reclined Bound Angle PoseCourtesy Boho Beautiful
This pose is a wonderful way to slowly introduce digestion movement and the perfect posture to start a gentle post-dinner practice. This posture allows your body to open, extend, and gently decompress, which creates space in your torso and pelvis. Lie on your back, arms extended slightly at your sides, palms facing upward, knees bent. Now place the soles of your feet together and allow your knees to fall away from each other, opening the hips. Breathing gently and deeply. Focusing on sending oxygen into your digestive organs. As you peacefully stay in this posture for two to four minutes, you will increase blood flow, stimulate your digestive organs, and welcome full relaxation to your body.