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Belly Aching? Try Some Yoga

So how are you feeling after that enormous Thanksgiving meal? Not so good? If your belly is feeling less than perfect, try some of these "wind releasing" stretches (that's really what they're called).

Nothing gets things moving along like a great spinal twist. This one is called 1-Legged Seated Spinal Twist or Marichyasana.

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If you're bloated or constipated, bend both knees into your chest and give yourself a big hug. It'll help to massage your abdominal organs.


You can also do this pose by alternately hugging one knee into the chest, holding for five breaths, and then switching sides.

Does your body need a little bit more stretching? Why not bring along a gentle yoga DVD and pop it in. Get your family members to do it along with you. It'll help you relax from the stress of traveling and also help with digestion.

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KristinDaBomb KristinDaBomb 8 years
Great thanks. :]
KristinDaBomb KristinDaBomb 8 years
Great thanks. :]
ktacce ktacce 8 years
i love ALL those stretches! we do them in body flow class.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
If they really are "wind releasing stretches", does that mean you should do these away from other people? ;) Next time I'm feeling irregular, I'll give these a shot.
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 8 years
thanx i tried them and they seemed to really work
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 8 years
thanxi tried them and they seemed to really work
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'll have to try these sometime...
machula machula 8 years
yep, the spinal twist usually works after your digestion's on strike. an efficient replacement of pills
Hannah-123 Hannah-123 8 years
so cool i love yoga!!!! Thanks so much my belly hurts so i will love to try this!!!!
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