Feeling discomfort as a result of bloat can be incredibly painful. Forget about the horrible combined pain of gas and acid reflux. But, you do not need to take medication to relieve this discomfort.
Instead, you might want to try a few yoga poses that will help reduce the discomfort you are feeling. In this article, we are going to go over several yoga poses that will help relieve gas and maintain your body’s health.
So, without further ado, let’s dive right in and get started!
Which Yoga Poses Will Help Relieve Gas?
You would be surprised how beneficial yoga poses can be for people. In this case, we are looking at a bunch of yoga poses that will help alleviate gas pain and reduce the discomfort of bloat.
Check out these poses in the section below!
1. Spinal Twist
This is one of the easiest yoga poses you can do. Most people should not have any trouble doing it. To follow along and do this pose at home, follow the simple steps we have laid out below:
Step 1 – Start by lying down on your yoga mat with your back flat on the floor.
Step 2 – Take a slow breath in and spread your arms out while dropping your knees down.
Step 3 – using light pressure, push them toward the ground.
Step 4 – Remain in this position for the time it takes you to take about ten deep breaths.
Step 5 – Return to your start position and repeat these steps on the other side.
This pose should not be too difficult to do. Just remember that you do not need to touch your knees to the floor. Go as far as you can without hurting yourself.
2. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana – The Bridge Pose
This pose will not only help to relieve the discomfort of bloat, but it can also help you to feel more energized. We have indicated below how to do this pose:
Step 1 – Once again, start by lying on the floor and planting your feet on the floor.
Step 2 – Place your arms to the side of your body and take a deep breath in.
Step 3 –Push your hips upward. Just enough to feel your chest stretch.
Step 4 – Hold this pose for a few seconds and then return to your start position.
Step 5 – Repeat the steps and do a few reps of this yoga pose.
If you keep your legs under your body, and arch your back, you will open your chest. This will increase the stretch you feel. You can also link your fingers under your chest for the same effect.
3. Paschimottanasana – Forward Bend Pose While Seated
This yoga stretch is very simplistic and can benefit you by relieving wind, helping you to relax, and de-stress. It is rather simple to do, just follow the steps below:
Step 1 – Start by sitting on the floor with both of your legs stretched out in front of you.
Step 2 – Keep your spine straight as you bend forward at the hip.
Step 3 – Slowly lower your torso as far down as you can and hold your pose for about ten slow, deep breaths.
Don’t overstretch yourself. Go as far down as you can without hurting yourself. Take it slow and you will improve your flexibility with time.
4. Apanasana – Knees Held To Chest
This yoga pose is very simple but stretches the body in a way that is beneficial for releasing wind. You will not feel relief from bloating and gas pain with this pose.
Follow the step below to do the apanasana pose:
Step 1 – Start by lying down flat on your back. Take care to take slow and purposeful breaths.
Step 2 – Next, place your hands on your knees and hug your knees to your chest.
Step 3 – If you really want to feel the stretch, you can try rocking your knees from side to side.
Step 4 – Remain in this pose for about five or ten minutes. Make sure to breathe slowly and calmly. When you feel the need, you can release your knees and do this yoga pose again.
For this pose, we recommend bringing your knees up as high as you can without feeling discomfort. If you like, you can do this stretch with one knee at a time, or both. It is up to you.
5. One-Legged Spinal Twist While Seated
This yoga pose should give you a lot of control, which can make it easier to do for some people with limited mobility. We laid out the steps you need to follow to do this seated yoga pose:
Step 1 – Start by sitting on the ground and extending both your legs forward.
Step 2 – Bend your right knee and bring your heel close to your body.
Step 3 – Place your right arm behind you with the palm flat on the floor.
Step 4 – The left elbow should be on the outside of your right knee to help with the twist.
Step 5 – Remain in this pose for about five minutes and then repeat on the other side.
This is a super easy yoga pose that can help to relieve bloat. It is also super easy to do, so you don’t need to worry about being super flexible for this pose.
6. Balasana – Child’s Pose
This pose is most commonly known as the child’s pose, but it is also called the resting pose. It is a simple yoga pose that is very straightforward. Follow the steps below to do this relaxing stretch at home:
Step 1 – Sit on your knees and feet. Ensure that your legs are about shoulder-width apart.
Step 2 – Lean forward and stretch your arms in front of you.
Step 3 – Make sure that your back is kept straight as you do this yoga pose.
Step 4 – Place your forehead on the floor and take a deep breath in.
If you are struggling with this pose, you can always use a pillow to read your head on. This should make you more comfortable while you are fully stretched in this pose.
7. Heart Opener While Seated
This yoga move is highly beneficial for your health. It can stretch your belly, relieve gas, and ease stomach cramps that you might be experiencing. To do it, follow these steps:
Step 1 – Start by sitting with your feet under your butt and slightly lean back.
Step 2 – Place your hands behind you with your hands flat on the ground.
Step 3 – Push upward and lift your chest with your back arched.
Step 4 – This stretch should be felt in your hips.
Step 5 – Hold your breath for a few seconds and then rest your body.
This pose can be done while you are sitting in a chair. So, you can do it whenever you have a moment. It is really quite simple to do!
8. Marjaryasana And Bitilasana – Cat And Cow
The way that you move from pose one to pose two helps to warm up your spine and gets rid of the tension that you might feel in your neck or your back. If you want to do the cat-cow at home, follow the steps below:
Step 1 – Start by standing on your hands and on the floor. Ensure that your back is straight.
Step 2 – Take a deep breath in, engage your abs, and drop your head to round your spine.
Step 3 – When you exhale, lift your head and butt up for the cow pose.
Step 4 – Go back and forth between these poses a few times.
This is a super easy pose to do, and one that will benefit you in many ways. Most people should not have any trouble with doing this yoga pose.
We hope that you have enjoyed reading this article and learning how you can do these gas-relieving yoga poses. They are all excellent, healthy, and fun to do.
Best of all, they will help relieve the pain and discomfort you might be feeling when you are super gassy.
Don’t feel bad if you can’t do all of these poses. Some of them may require a little more flexibility than a beginner might be capable of. Simply do your best and try to get as close as you can to these poses without hurting yourself.
With some time and practice, you should be able to do all of these poses to the fullest extent without any trouble.
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Thanks for reading!
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