When nausea strikes, it is hard to focus on anything else or make it through the day. Medications or certain foods can sometimes relieve feelings of sickness, but alongside yoga, you can help prevent nausea or alleviate the symptoms.
Yoga acts as a therapy for the health of both mind and body. You can get rid of the problem of nausea by doing the right yoga poses. Do not be disappointed if you do not get results in a day or one or two weeks. This is a long term technique which you can learn throughout treatment and recovery.
When you practice yoga blood circulation is enhanced. This means more oxygen is circulated throughout your body. This helps to refresh and rejuvenate your system. With regular practice, imbalances are regulated, and toxins are flushed out. This reduces the sensations that nausea brings with it and provides relief.
Viparita Karani - Legs up the wall
This pose removes stress and fatigue in a matter of minutes. It calms your body while regulating imbalances. Your stomach is well oxygenated, and therefore, the nausea is reduced.
Start by laying on the floor. Move hips close to the wall as possible, then start walking feet up the wall until your body is in a L shaped position.
This is one of the most effective yoga poses for nausea. This is because the weight of the diaphragm is lifted off the liver and stomach, which gives them more space and time to recuperate. Your body is relaxed, and stress and tension are relieved. When you combine the pose with deep breathing, you feel better in an instant.
All you have to do to perform this asana is to kneel down and rest your sit bones between your legs on the ground. Your buttocks should not be rested on your legs.
Yoga deep breathing can relieve nausea by relaxing pressure on the abdomen and diaphragm. Nausea can feel like it is something out of our control. Breathing techniques can allow us to take back some of that control over our body in order to cope with some of the physical implications of nausea.
Start by sitting cross-legged on the floor, close your eyes and deeply inhale and exhale. Breathe in slowly, hold the breath for a while, and exhale slowly, keeping your eyes closed. Breathe deeply for 5-10 minutes. Repeat the exercise, if required.
Ardha Matsyendrasana - Seated Spinal Twist
This pose stimulates peristalsis (the muscular wave-like movement that forces contents throughout the digestive system), improves digestion and helps relieve constipation. Seated spinal twist increases circulation of blood and oxygen to the spine and skeletal muscular system along the spine.
Start by sitting cross-legged on the floor. And Breathe deeply On the exhale, slowly twist your body to look over your right shoulder. Place your left hand on your right knee and your right hand behind your body. Breathe deeply and hold The stretch.
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