Yoga is a great exercise for overall mind and body fitness. It can help build your strength, lengthen your muscles, and also help soothe stress. Get tips and advice for the best relieving yoga workouts
I love to wake up and greet the day with a Sun Salutation (or Surya Namaskar, in Sanskrit). Not only does it let me acknowledge yet another beautiful morning, but I always feel so much better afterward. It’s a chance to stretch out all the kinks from the night and connect with my breath so I can set my intention—or gal— for the day. Morning yoga also gives me that calm, quiet time alone before my baby or husband wakes up; I can focus on myself and reflect on all the wonderful things in my life. When I’m done with the poses, I’m in a brighter mood, without that “I just rolled out of bed” grogginess. Really, even a cup of coffee doesn’t give you as much long-lasting energy— and java can’t firm up your body, either!
Beat Bloat with Yoga
It’s easy to overindulge, and feel bloated and puffy after a big meal. The main cause? Not-so-savory reasons like gas and acid reflux. Instead of popping a Tums and flopping back on the couch, think about trying a natural cure for stomach troubles.
“Fifteen minutes of yoga will help ease your pain,” says Zayna Gold, creator of HealingThrough Movement and a Boston-based yoga instructor. As a long-time sufferer of Crohn’s disease, she’s created this yoga sequence to beat bloat, flatten your middle, and ease your stomach pains.