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5 Pose Yoga Sequence to Relieve Your Bloated Belly

pose yoga sequence to relieve your bloated belly

You’ve done the deed. Eaten something you shouldn’t have, or too much of everything, and not enough of what you should be eating, and now you’re suffering. Get relief from your bloated belly with these yoga poses. Do a few of your faves, or if you’re really hurting, follow the entire 12-pose sequence.

Extended Wide Squatextended wide squat

  • Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips. Bend your knees, and lower your hips down toward the ground.
  • Walk your hands away from your feet and stay here for five breaths. Rocking from side to side can help put pressure on different parts of your belly.

Side Fierceside fierce

  • Stand with your feet together. Inhale to bend your knees and lower your hips as you raise your arms overhead, coming into Fierce Pose.
  • Exhale to cross your left elbow over to your outer right knee. Press your palms together and actively push your bottom elbow against your thigh to lift and rotate your chest up, increasing the twist.
  • Stay for five breaths, rise back up to Fierce, then repeat on the other side.

Wide-LeWomen health and fitnesswide legged forward bend d

  • Stand with your feet about three to four feet apart with the heels slightly wider than your toes.
  • Engage your abs and fold forward, hinging at your hips and leading with your chest.
  • Hold your big toes with your first two fingers and thumb. If you can’t reach your toes, place your hands somewhere on your legs. Keep your elbows above your wrists, shoulders relaxed away from the ears.
  • Keep your arms relaxed, and use your abs to pull your torso closer to your thighs.
  • Stay here for five deep breaths.

Twisting Lizardtwisting lizard

  • From a low lunge with the right knee bent, rest your left hand on the mat underneath your shoulder.
  • Raise your right arm into the air and twist to the left, gazing behind you.
  • Enjoy this pose for five breaths and then switch sides.

Seated Spinal Twistseated spinal twist

  • Sit with your legs extended in front of you.
  • Bend both knees, placing your left heel as close to your right sit bone as you can. Cross your right foot over your left knee and plant it on the floor so your outer right ankle is next to your left knee.
  • Reach your right arm behind you, and place your palm on the floor. Cross your left elbow over your outer right thigh to gently increase the twist.
  • Gaze behind you and over your right shoulder, staying here for five breaths (or longer — this pose is very effective!).
  • Release the twist, straighten your legs out in front of you, and do this pose with your left knee pointing up

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