Celebrity fitness trainer shares five yoga asanas to get rid of bloating

Celebrity fitness trainer Anshuka Parwani had earlier shared five yoga poses that will help get rid of bloating. Know about these asanas and their benefits.

Updated March 12, 2023 | 08:45 AM IST

Yoga asanas for bloating. photo credit: freepik

We often feel uncomfortable in our abdominal area, be it after a meal or during our menstrual cycle. Also known as bloating, it gives the feeling of tightness or fullness in our stomach. Sometimes the pain due to flatulence can be mild but there are also chances of it being intense.

One of the most common causes of bloating is the presence of gas in the intestines. You may feel bloated if the food you’ve eaten is somewhat disagreeable to you, or even because of certain foods that produce excess gas, which can lead to digestive issues. Women tend to feel bloated more often when going through their menstrual cycle.

What is the cause of swelling?

According to Anushka Parwani, a celebrity fitness trainer who has trained the likes of Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and many other stars, she had earlier spoken about bloating on her Instagram page. She listed heavy meals, high-fibrous foods, water retention due to stress, lack of sleep and the menstrual cycle as major causes of bloating.

How does yoga help with inflammation?

While there are other natural remedies for curbing inflammation, Parwani says that performing certain yoga asanas has a similar calming effect. Performing these yoga asanas will help a person expel gas trapped in the stomach and intestinal area, while strengthening the core and reducing the frequency of bloating.

With that, let’s take a look at five yoga poses shared by the celebrity fitness trainer.

Kati Chakrasana (Standing Spinal Twist)

A yoga pose that focuses on the movement of your waist, this asana not only works on constipation and indigestion but also increases the flexibility of the body and manages its weight. Anshuka recommends doing this pose for 2 minutes with 10 rounds on each side.

Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Lateral Angle Pose)

Uthita Parsvakonasana. photo credit: freepik

This asana works on the abdominal muscles which helps in the secretion of digestive juices for better digestion. It also helps in strengthening the knees, calves, thighs and ankles while relieving pain issues in the body. Anshuka suggests initially practicing this pose for 15-20 seconds and gradually increasing the duration to 2 minutes.

Mandukasana (Frog pose)

Mandukasan. photo credit: pintrest

This pose works best for the abdominal areas as it works to reduce belly fat while providing relief from abdominal pain. It also works to get rid of indigestion and constipation. Do this mudra for 15-20 seconds and gradually increase its duration to 2 minutes.

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Setu Bandasana. photo credit: freepik

This asana not only helps in better digestion but also helps in asthma, osteoporosis, sinusitis and high blood pressure. This also gives relief to your back. Anshuka recommends increasing the duration of this pose from 15-20 seconds to 2 minutes.

Pavanamuktasana (Wind Relief Pose)

As the name suggests, this pose helps in releasing the gas that is blocked in the abdominal region. This pose is also good for women going through menstrual cycles and also helps with other digestive conditions such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Do this pose for 15-20 seconds and gradually build up to 2 minutes.

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