5 Poses to Cure Your Hangover
After a night out, the last thing you want to think about the next morning is yoga, but that is just what you need! These five yoga poses are what you need to rid yourself of your hangover so you can get back to feeling healthy and happy.
Start in Savasana/ Corpse Pose
You are probably running on little sleep if you were out late. This is the time to get into your body’s neutral position for some deep relaxation
How to: Lay on your back with your palms facing up. Allow your body to release any tension into the floor, slowly melting into your mat. Breathe deeply while taking your tongue away from the roof of your mouth for throat space.
Whether you were hitting the dance floor pretty hard last night, or maybe just sitting on the floor in your friends living room while you shared a bottle of wine, this pose can really help relieve the lower back. Supine twist stretches the tiny muscles that border the spine, and gluteus.
How to: Lie on your back, twist your knees to one side and then the other. A reclined twist can aid in digestive process and rid your body of toxins.
Alcohol can throw so many things out of balance, and your endocrine system takes a beating. Thankfully Child’s Pose can help regulate and improve the hormones and nervous system that are part of the endocrine system while also improving your posture.
How to: You can place a pillow or block under your forehead while letting your hips and back relax sending breath into the front of the chest.
Anxiety can be in high gear after a night of overindulgence, this pose can help sooth your anxiety and restore awareness to your body. This pose can help remedy cramps, stomachaches, and even ease migraine tension. Placing your feet above your pelvis will also help reduce swelling in your legs and feet.
How to: Begin on your side with your tail 4 inches from the wall or your headboard. Roll to your back and walk your heels up the wall until you find a comfortable relaxed position.
Supported Fetal Position
How to: Begin on your side. Let your whole body relax into a position that feels comfortable, releasing tension where you feel it. You can use your biceps as a pillow or even grab a blanket or a real pillow for comfort. Start on your right side, so the heart is on the left. Rolling to the right puts your heart right about your organs. Pausing on the right side can steady your pulse, and allow your blood pressure to reach homeostasis after relaxation by taking pressure off the heart.
Try these poses out the next time the wine gets the best of you!