Five Yoga Poses for a Hangover

While moderation is usually the best way of operating, sometimes you enjoy yourself a little too much and wake up with a sore head and a case of dehydration. But never fear yogis, our yoga practice is here to support us whatever we’re doing and whatever it is that we might need.

So when it comes to Sunday morning and we’re feeling a little worse for wear, these are the poses we go to, to fix us right up. You’re welcome.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

This pose is a nice place to start, no matter what you’re feeling. But it’s even more nourishing when you’re not feeling your best. It allows you to be still, supported, and relaxed. But it also gently compresses the abdomen. This helps to stimulate digestion and also get lymph circulating. This all helps you to get rid of the waste products that the body has built up from that one too many glasses of wine.

Seated Wide Leg Forward Fold (Upavistha Konasana)

This deep forward fold can be the perfect cure for your headache as it helps to lengthen all your back muscles. It’s also a very cooling pose, which helps to balance the body as alcohol can have a heating effect on the body. Use props under the hips or the head if you need more support to feel comfortable.

Yogi Squat (Malasana)

Yogi squat will help to get the bowels moving regularly again, if you know what we mean. It will also gently compress the liver, which can assist it in its role of cleaning the body of toxins. If you struggle with this shape, place your tailbone on a block and rest your back against a wall for maximum support.

Supine Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana)

This is a great shape to get rid of any tightness in the low back, or any funny kinks from too much dancing or sleeping in a strange position. It can happen. It also allows the body to get the digestive process going, again helping to get rid of any toxins from the night before.

Corpse Pose (Savasana)

You deserve a nice long relaxing savasana. And it will give your body the rest it needs to feel recharged again.

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