When it comes to being bloated, it’s no secret that it can be a very uncomfortable feeling. Whether you are holding onto gas, water, or both, bloating can be an irritating issue. Fortunately, there are some yoga poses that you can try to help de-bloat and get rid of some of the tension and fullness.
The reclined twist is a relaxing yoga pose that can be done to help relieve bloated feeling. To do this pose, start by lying on your back and hug your knees into your chest. Drop your legs to one side and hold for several deep breaths. Repeat on the other side.
The child’s pose is a very restorative yoga pose that can be done to help relieve bloating. To do this pose, begin by coming to all fours on your mat. Sit back onto your heels and then lower your torso down between your legs. Rest your forehead on the mat and stay in the pose for several deep breaths.
Standing Forward Fold
The standing forward fold is a great yoga pose for relieving bloating. To do this pose, start by standing with your feet hip-width apart and hinge at the hips to bring your torso towards the floor with a flat back. Bend your knees if needed to make the pose more comfortable. Hold the pose for 5 breaths or longer to give your abdomen space to relax.
Seated Forward Fold
The seated forward fold is a great pose for stretching out the abdomen and relieving bloating. To do this pose, start by sitting with your legs outstretched in front of you. Reach your arms forward and fold your torso towards your legs. Hold the position for several breaths.
The corpse pose is an excellent pose to end your practice with. This pose helps to relax the whole body while giving the abdomen space to breathe and relieving bloating. To do this pose, start by lying on your back with your arms by your sides and your legs slightly apart. Allow your breath to be slow and steady and stay in this pose for as long as you need.
Yoga is an excellent way to help relieve bloating and its discomfort. Any of the poses listed above can be done to help alleviate bloating and restore balance. For best results, try holding each pose for several breaths, or as long as you’d like.