Bloating can be caused by many things, such as eating the wrong foods, drinking carbonated beverages and smoking.
But one of the best ways to relieve bloating is by doing some simple bloating stretches. These stretches will help to improve your digestion and get rid of that uncomfortable feeling in your stomach.
Can stretching reduce bloating?
Yes. Stretching helps to improve your digestion and gets rid of the uncomfortable feeling in your stomach.
Here are 11 bloating stretches that you can do to relieve bloating:
Seated Spinal Twist
Extended Triangle Pose
Thread the Needle
Standing Forward Bend
Seated Forward Bend
Let's get started with your belly bloat stretch routine:
1. Seated Spinal Twist
Sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor. Cross your right ankle over your left knee. Gently twist your torso to the right, and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
2. Child's Pose
Start on all fours, then widen your knees until they're hip-width apart. Sit back on your heels, and extend your arms forward, palms flat on the floor. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
3. Downward Dog
From all fours, tuck your toes and lift your hips up and back, extending your spine and pressing your heels into the floor. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
4. Camel Pose
Kneel on the floor with your thighs perpendicular to the floor and your shins parallel to each other.
Put your hands on your hips, and press your pelvis forward as you arch your back backward. Drop your head back, if you can. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds.
5. Cat-Cow Pose
Start on all fours with your spine neutral (not arched or rounded). Inhale as you lower your belly toward the floor while tucking in your chin, and look up at the ceiling.
Exhale as you bring your spine up and arch your back, pulling your chin toward your chest.
6. Extended Triangle Pose
From a standing position, extend your right leg out to the side and angle your torso to the right, placing your hand on your shin or ankle. Hold for 10 seconds, then switch sides.
7. Thread the Needle
Lie down on your back with both legs bent, feet flat on the floor. Place your right ankle over your left knee, then exhale as you slowly lower your left foot to the floor.
Keep both shoulders pressed firmly into the floor. Inhale as you bring your right knee in toward your chest, then exhale as you lower it to the left side. Hold for 10 seconds each time.
8. Bridge Pose
Lie flat on your back with feet flat on the floor and shoulder-width apart, legs bent to 90 degrees.
Drive your heels into the ground, and use your glutes to lift your torso and upper legs into the air, extending your hips until your thighs and torso are in line with each other—your body should form a straight line from shoulders to knees. Hold for 30 seconds.
9. Pigeon Pose
Start in a runner's lunge, with your right foot forward and left knee behind you. Slide your left leg forward so that your left ankle is above your right knee, then lower your hips until they're resting on the floor.
For a deeper stretch, fold over from the waist until your forehead is resting on the floor. Hold for 30 seconds, then switch sides.
10. Standing Forward Bend
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hinge at the waist to fold your torso forward until your hands touch the floor. Allow your neck to relax, and press your chest toward your thighs. Hold for 30 seconds.
11. Seated Forward Bend
Sit with both legs extended in front of you. Bend your right knee, placing your heel as close to your glute as possible. Reach for your right ankle with your left hand, and press into the hamstring of your extended leg with your right hand. Hold for 30 seconds, then switch sides.
When you're done:
Take a few deep breaths and relax in Child's Pose. Then consider taking Viscera-3 which is a postbiotic superior to probiotics and is reported to relieve belly bloat.
How long does it take to fully Debloat?
While bloating can be unpleasant, it's important to keep in mind that it typically doesn't last long. In most cases, you'll start to feel better within a day or two. However, if your bloating is accompanied by other symptoms, such as vomiting or diarrhea, it's best to see a doctor.
If you're looking for a way to speed up the bloating-relieving process, Viscera-3 may be right for you.
Viscera-3 is a postbiotic that helps to improve digestion and relieve bloating.
It's been shown to be more effective than probiotics, and many people report feeling relief from belly bloat within just a few days of taking it.
So if you're looking for an edge in the war against bloating, Viscera-3 may be just what you need.
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