· By WebTeam Pharmacare
Five simple stretches to relieve bloating
Movement is a great way to relieve abdominal bloating and digestive discomfort. Activating your body in a gentle way can help get your systems flowing and release uncomfortable gas. These simple stretches and massage techniques can work wonders by getting you out of the fetal position and back into life.
HOW TO: Start on your hands and knees with your spine in a neutral position. On an inhale, arch your back, dropping your belly towards the floor. On an exhale, round your spine and tuck in your chin.
REPS: Alternate between these two poses for 10 rounds
HOW TO: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Ensure they are comfortably hip width apart. Exhale, and on an inhale, push your hips up towards the sky.
REPS: Hold for 10 breaths, lower and repeat 5 times
Seated Twist Pose
HOW TO: Sit with your legs extended in front of you. On an inhale, bring your right arm up towards the sky. Exhale, and twist to the left. Place your right hand on the ground behind you and your left hand on your right knee.
REPS: Hold for 10 breaths, mirror movements, 3 repeats
HOW TO: Start on your hands and knees. Widen your knees then bring your hips back toward your buttocks as you exhale. Keep your arms extended in front of you and bring your forehead to the floor.
REPS: Hold for 10 breaths
HOW TO: Lie on your back and place your right hand on your belly. Begin to make circles in a clockwise direction from your left hand side to the right hand side with a firm downward pressure.
REPS: 20 clockwise and 3 repeats.
These easy exercises to relieve gas and bloating are a game changer if you find yourself feeling uncomfortable at the end of every day. Try making time for them and feel the difference!