Certified Reflexologist and Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, Helen Chin Lui is in the process of finishing writing her book “Digestive Health Secrets – Deactivate Your Sick Genes Now! In her new book, Helen has included many essential and helpful tips on how to keep your digestive system healthy including hand and foot reflexology tips, meditation to relieve constipation, healthy and quick recipes and exercises including yoga poses to support good digestive health. If you have any questions about starting a yoga regimen, please check with your health provider.
As part of my digestive health series, here is the second yoga pose to release bloating and gas. If you missesd the first blog, click on Malasana – Yoga Exercise to Encourage Good Digestive Health. This pose is best done lying on your back on a soft mat.
#2 Pawanmuktasana, also known as the “Wind Relieving Pose,” is great for releasing abdominal gas.
Benefits: Strengthens the back and abdominal muscles, tones leg and arm muscles, massages the intestines and other organs in the abdomen region, improves digestion and helps release gas, enhances blood circulation in the hip joints, and eases lower back tension.
Directions: Breathe in as you lie on your back with your feet together and arms beside your body. Exhale; bring your right knee towards your chest and press the thigh on your abdomen. Inhale. Exhale; lift your head and chest off the floor, touching your chin to your right knee. Hold for 5-10 breaths. Exhale; lower your head, chest and leg to the ground, and relax. Repeat this pose with the left leg, and again with both legs together.
Contraindications: Avoid this pose if you are currently experiencing high blood pressure or heart problems, a hernia, a slip disc, neck and back problems, a testicle disorder, and after the second trimester of pregnancy.
About the writer – Helen Chin Lui is a certified Reflexologist, certified energy medicine practitioner, Reiki Master and teacher. If you are interest how Reflexology and Reiki can help you to alleviate digestive discomforts, please schedule a FREE consultation online or call 508 359-6463.
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