Bloated stomachs can be incredibly uncomfortable. It doesn't matter if it's from stodgy food or the accompaniment to monthly cramps, or even water retention, bloating can make you feel like you are carrying around a belly full of loose change. Stepping on a weighing scale can be the first step toward a full breakdown.
Relax, we have a yoga bloat-hack for you. There are a range of physical and spiritual healing powers that have been attributed to the ancient practise of yoga and with the help of twisted and inverted poses, we're confident you can at least reduce the bloating pauses in your life.
Wind-relieving pose- one of the most effective stretches for relief from bloating. Lie down on your back, bend your knees, place your hands on them and as you exhale, hug your knees to the chest. Remain in the pose for ten second and allow your legs to move away from the stomach as you inhale. Repeat three times.
Spinal Twist- is an excellent pose for quick wind relief. Lie down on the floor, bend your right knee and place it on the left. Now, use your left hand to push it down gently. Stretch your right arm out and turn your head to the right. Stay in the position for 5-10 seconds. Repeat the same steps, inverted, with the other leg.
One-legged seated spinal twist- Sit down on the floor with legs extended forward. Now bend the right knee and place the right arm on the floor behind your back. With help of the left arm, gently push the knee closer to the body and twist to the right. Stretch to see the fingers of the right hand. Stay in the pose for 5-10 second. Release the pose and repeat the same steps on the other side.