Didn't anyone ever tell you that complaining gets you nowhere?
When you eat too much, the feeling of fullness can overcome you, leaving you constantly complaining about just how crappy you feel ... but this doesn't do much for what's going on internally, does it?
Rather than announce to the world what's going on, do something about it by boosting your digestion, opening the front of your body and increasing your circulation to the abdominal organs. How so? Just do some yoga! Certified yoga instructor Sarah Levey, who is the co-founder of Y7 Studio in New York City, demonstrated her best moves when fullness hits below.
And here's the breakdown even further:
1. Knees Into Chest
This pose promotes movement in the stomach post eating. Just lie on your back and tuck your knees into your chest, placing your palms below your knees. Then, pull them into your chest and inhale. Release the pose on the exhale.
2. Seated Spinal Twist
This pose sends blood to your digestive organs. Just sit up on your mat, your legs extended in front of you, and bend your knees in. Place the sole of your left foot onto the mat. Your right elbow will cross your body as you twist to the left. Repeat on the opposite side.
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3. Chair Pose
To stimulate your abdominal organs, which are necessary for proper digestion, do this pose. Simply stand with your feet hip-width apart and toes facing forward. Then, sit your hips back like you're in a chair and reach your arms overhead. Your chest should be high and your shoulders should be away from your ears.
4. High Lunge Variation
This pose opens the front of the body, stretching the stomach, soothing indigestion and relieving constipation. Just stand at the top of your mat, take a step back with your left leg, bend your right knee, and then clasp your hands behind your back to open the chest. Do again on the other side.
5. Bridge Pose
This pose opens the front of the body, stimulating the abdominal organs for digestions. To do it, lie in your back, knees bent and souls of your feet on the floor. Hips-distance apart is best. Then, lift your hips up, clasping your hands under your body.
6. Legs Up the Wall
This pose stimulates fluid circulation, which encourages digestion as well. To do it, lie on your back with your butt against a couch or a wall, then extend your legs straight up. Your hands will rest at your sides.
Do you ever practice any of these poses for digestion?