7 Easy Exercises and Stretches to Relieve Gas and Bloating




Bloating is bad, right? Hitting on your favorite food is quite common and then filling up the stomach too much can be rough. You feel pain in the stomach when you eat too much or wrong food that leads to gas buildup. Relieving gas is quite challenging but with all these below mentioned exercises, you can get rid of it like never before. Try out these steps to eliminate bloating and don’t force your body for any position as it may or may not work out for you. Jump to the next one that feels good:

Torso Twist

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The torso twist is a right exercise increasing blood circulation and flow in the stomach

How to Do:

  • Sit down on the yoga mat and extend the legs and arms at your sides.
  • Bend at your knees and bring the legs up toward your chest. But make sure to balance on your tailbone.
  • Bend the elbows and bring the arms in front of your chest and touch the palms with each other.
  • Now ensure that your core is occupied and the back and neck are straight.
  • Start rotating your upper body to the left and stop when your right elbow crosses the knees.
  • Go back to the middle and twist to the right. This is one rep.
  • Complete 3-4 sets of 10 reps

[ Read: 6 Best Yoga Asanas to Relieve Bloating ]




Cardio

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Cardio is one of the easiest and effective methods to relieve gas. Go for a long walk, a brisk jogging, or a bike ride as it will expel the gas that is sitting in your stomach.

[ Read: 5 Best Yoga Poses for Gut Health ]




Cat Cow Stretch

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The cat cow pose stretches your abdominal area to keep the gases moving.

How to Do:

  • Go down on your hands and knees.
  • Keep the back flat.
  • Arch the back to make sure the belly button goes toward the floor.
  • Tilt the head up and hold the position for 10 seconds.
  • Go back to a flat back and bend so your spine reaches toward the ceiling.
  • Next, tilt the head down.
  • Hold for 10 seconds and repeat once more.

[ Read: 5 Yoga Poses to Cure Acid Reflux ]




Extended Triangle Pose

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Bring your feet together and stand straight keeping the arms down by your sides

How to Do:

  • Step 3 feet back with left foot and turn it at a 90 degree angle. Twist your chest toward the left side.
  • Keep the legs extended and reach your right arm forward with left arm backward and palms facing down.
  • Hinge at the waist and bring right hand to the floor. Keep the chest open and left arm extended.
  • Hold the pose for 15 seconds.
  • Repeat with other side

[ Read: Yoga Poses to Improve Your Digestion ]




Extended Puppy Pose

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To relax the overstuffed stomach, this pose works well.

How to Do:

  • Start on all fours with hands placed below your shoulders and knees placed below your hips.
  • Move your hands a few inches forward.
  • Turn the top of toes to the ground.
  • Exhale
  • Move your butt back dropping your forehead to the floor.
  • Extend the arms keeping the palms on the floor.
  • Bend the back a little
  • Hold for 30 seconds

[ Read: Yoga Poses for Irritable Bowel Syndrome ]




Child’s Pose

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This pose gives a relaxing stretch to the body and relieves gas to give instant relief.

How to Do:

  • Sit down with knees on the floor
  • Sit back on your heels
  • Spread the knees apart wider than your hips
  • Bring your arms out forward and press the forehead to the floor
  • Hold the pose for 5-6 breaths or according to your convenience

[ Read: Yoga Poses to Relieve Fatigue ]




Wind Relieving Pose

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The name says it all! The wind relieving pose is specifically to relieve gas. Moreover, it helps massaging the intestines and other organs.

How to Do:

  • Lie on your back and keep the hands and legs relaxed
  • Bend both your knees into the chest
  • Now embrace your knees tight with both your hands
  • Like a rocking chair, rock gently side to side
  • Hold the position for 8-10 breaths
  • Release and repeat
  • Have a good day!

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Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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