6 Best Yoga Poses to Beat Belly Bloat




Bloating is a prevalent word in our life. Excessive gas formation in our belly causes bloating. In some cases, the muscles in our digestion track also cause bloating. Artificial pills and strong chemicals are used by us to get relief from bloating. But, these artificial medicines have side effects. So, you should try some natural ways to treat this bloating condition. Yoga is the right (natural) solution for bloating. Top 5 yoga poses for belly bloat are discussed below to help you.

1. Knee to Chest Pose (Apanasana)

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Apanasana is a pose that will help you to release the air from your belly.

How to do it:

  • First, lay down on your back. Then, bend the knees and hold them with your arms tightly, on your chest.
  • Breath for 8 to 10 times. Release the knees and repeat the pose.

How it Benefits:

  • The air in your belly will be released.
  • Your back muscles and sciatica nerve will function better.

[ Read: Best Yoga Poses to Relieve Constipation ]




2. Cat/Cow Pose

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The cat/cow pose is also known as Bitilasana. This pose is easy and relaxes your spine muscles.

How to do it:

  • To begin, stand on your arms and on your knees (like a baby crawls).
  • Then, while inhaling, lift your face but your belly will be downward. Your tail bone will be lifted.
  • While exhaling keep your face down and make an arch with your back.

How it Benefits:

  • Your belly muscles will be contracted and the gas in your belly will be released.
  • Your back muscles will also get relaxed.

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3. Seated Forward Bend Pose

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This pose is called “Paschimottanasana” in Sanskrit language. The pose is truly beneficial for bloating like condition.

How to do it:

  • At first, sit with your legs stretched forward. Then, try to fold yourself forward.
  • Hold the toes with your hands and try to keep your nose between your knees.
  • Breath naturally and repeat the pose.

How it Benefits:

  • Your digestive system will be improved.
  • Your bloating condition will vanish.
  • Your liver and kidneys will function better.

[ Read: Powerful Yoga Poses for Weight Loss ]




4. Seated Twist Pose

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This pose almost squeezes out the trapped gas in your belly. The pose is effective and it’s really simple to do.

How to do it:

  • To start, sit and try to bring your bended right leg over the folded left leg.
  • Then, keeping your two palms attached, twist your spine mildly towards the right side.
  • Your face will be towards backward.

How it Benefits:

  • Your blood circulation will be improved.
  • The gas inside your belly will be released.

[ Read: Best Yoga Poses to Reduce Belly Fat ]




5. Downward Facing Dog

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The upward facing dog is an effective pose for bloating like condition. The pose is so easy that even a child can do it.

How to do it:

  • At first, stand on your arms and knees (as a baby crawls).
  • Then, try to lift your back upwards. Make an ‘arrow tip’ like shape with your back.
  • Keep your face down. Don’t touch the ground with your knees.

How it Benefits:

  • The air inside your belly will be released.
  • Your back muscles will be relaxed.

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6. Upward Facing Dog

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Upward facing dog is a pose that can help you in a bloating like condition. Those who try the downward facing dog can also try this pose.

How to do it:

  • Stand on your arms and knees (as a baby crawls).
  • Try to lift your face towards the sky.
  • Don’t touch the ground with your knees.
  • Your belly will be close to the ground but in the air.

How it Benefits:

  • This pose will improve your digestive function.
  • Your spine will function better.
  • The air inside your belly will be pushed out.

All the – top 6 yoga poses for belly bloat – are natural ways to control your bloating condition. You should practice all these poses with caution and patience. You should be breathing naturally while doing these poses or asanas.

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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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