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5 Yoga Poses for Better Digestion

5 Yoga Poses for Better Dizestion STRIKE A POSE FOR RELIEF Gassy? Bloated? Tummy Just not feeling right? You may want to consider yoga. People who practice yoga tend to have better digestlon', and there are studles that found dally practice of yoga with mindful breathing can help relleve symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome?. Thls can Include anythIng from gas, bloating, paln, constipation, and dlarrhea. Don't know where to start? Here are a few simple moves that can make you feel better. Unless otherwlse Indicated, hold each pose for as long as you feel comfortable. As you Improve, you'll naturally be able to hold each pose for longer. Downward-facing Dog Begin on your hands and knees. Your knees should be below your hlps and your hands slightly In front of your shoulders. Inhale, then exhale whlle you stralghten your knees away from the floor-but don't hyperextend. Lift your tallbone toward the sky, lengthening the splne, whlle you push your heels toward the floor, so you're making an upslde down V with your body. Relax your head without stralning your neck. Hold the position for a few seconds, then release. Reclining Spinal Tuwist Lle on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor and your arms extended out to elther side of you. Inhale, then exhale whlle slowly letting both bent knees fall to the right side whlle you turn your head to the left. Relax your knees and shoulders Into the floor as you Inhale and exhale for up to 10 breaths. Then switch sldes. Bridge Lle on your back, with knees bent feet flat on the floor, hlp-distance apart, arms at your sldes, palms down. Your feet should be close enough to your rear so that you can touch your heels with your fingertlps. Inhale, then exhale as you press your feet Into the floor and slowly bring your hlps up, so your body forms a bridge. See If you can bring your hands together beneath you, Interlacing your fingers. Lengthen your back by Imagining you're pushing your knees forward and pulling your publc bone toward your bellybutton. Release and slowly lower yourself back down to the floor. Cat-Cow Pose Begln on your hands and knees with your knees, feet, hlps and wrlsts allgned. Keep your back stralght Iike a tabletop and your spine In a neutral position. Inhale and slowly round your spine toward the celling-Illke an angry cat-as you tuck your tallbone and drop your head comfortably toward the floor. Exhale and Ilift your tallbone to the celling whlle your chest moves forward and your belly sinks towards the floor. Be careful not to straln your neck. Continue back and forth between posltlons. Triangle Pose Stand up stralght with your feet about 3 to 4 feet apart. Turn your right foot outward 90 degrees and your left foot Inward slightly toward the right. Breath In, then exhale and bend at your right hlp as your left arm ralses up toward the sky and your right arm lowers down toward the floor, resting on your knee, your shln, or your ankle. Be aware of your body. Your chest and hlps should be facing forward and your body bent sideways, not backwards or forwards. Take a few breaths then stralghten your body and repeat on the other slde. SOURCES Benefiber [1] [2] basics/alternative-medicine/con-20024578

5 Yoga Poses for Better Digestion

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