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YOGA FOR BLOATING
What causes bloating?
Bloating is the uncomfortable feeling when your stomach feels gassy. It can be caused by a variety of factors. In the post, the yoga guru mentioned that reasons like eating heavy meals, high-fibrous foods, inadequate sleep, your menstrual cycle, water retention due to stress, etc, can cause bloating. It happens when gas gets trapped in the stomach, explains Anshuka Parwani.
She says that while most of us tend to turn to carbonated drinks to get rid of bloating, there are some yoga asanas that can help relieve trap gas.
Yoga for bloating
Here are some yoga poses that “will also help to strengthen your core and reduce the frequency of bloating”, says the expert.
1. Kati Chakrasana (Standing Spinal Twist)
Start by standing on a mat with your legs shoulder-width apart. Now, start rotating your arms from the waist. to the right and then to the left. She recommends that you should do 10 rounds on each side and go up to 2 minutes.
2. Utthita Parshvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)
Widen your stance and bend with your left foot out to 90 degrees. Keep your back straight and press your right foot and heels on the floor. Hinge at the hips and lean towards your left foot with your left hand placed on the left knee. Now, reach your right arm up over your right ear and press your right hip towards the floor to create a straight line. Repeat on the other side. Start doing this for 15-20 seconds and try to do 2 minutes of the pose.
3. Mandukasana (Seated frog pose)
For this pose, kneel with your buttocks on the floor/mat. Now, make a fist and press it together in front of the navel, and curl down. Stay in the position for 14-20 seconds and build it up to 2 minutes.