Hangovers can be very irritating and painful. You wish you can get to your normal self back quickly. Here comes yoga to the rescue. It is a super remedy for hangovers. There are many poses and breathing exercises that help get out of an hangover. If you are not comfortable with poses, you can do breathing exercises which have the same effect as that of poses and sometimes can even be more beneficial. It is much healthier and has got no side effects like that caused by medicines like aspirin. Yoga shows instant effect as it releases toxins, helps better digestion and improves blood circulation.
The Below Mentioned Poses And Exercises Can Aid In Instant Relief From Effects Of Hangover
Ardha Uttanasana Or Half Forward Bend Pose
Half forward bend pose re freshens and gets rid of the headache. It also improves digestion and can cure depression. Stand with your legs together and straight. Now bend half way and grab your knees with your hands. Do not bend the legs keep them straight. Stay like this for 2 minutes. Now go back to standing position. Repeat this three times.
Apanasana Or Knee To Chest Pose
This pose helps to control bloating in case of hangover. Lie down on the floor with your back down. Bring the leg backwards and bend them such that the thighs touch the stomach. Bring the legs closer to your body using your hands to wrap over them. Keep this position for 1 minute and then release the legs back to the initial position. Repeat this pose 5 times.
Bitilasana Or Cow Pose
This pose helps to cure hangover and refresh you. Sit with your knees on the ground. Now go forward and rest your palms on the floor such that you are standing on your hands and thighs. Keep hands and thighs straight. Remain in thi pose for 2 minutes and then come back to sitting position. Repeat five times.
Naukasana Or Boat Pose
Naukasana improves balance and digestion. It helps stimulate liver, kidneys and helps to release harmful toxins. It also aids in improving stability of the body. Lie with your back down on the ground. Now lift your upper torso and legs such that you are touching the ground only with your hips. Try to keep your hands parallel to your legs. Keep this boat pose for 1 minute and then slowly lie back. Repeat thrice.
Balasana Or Child Pose
Sit with your knees touching your hips or vajrasana. Now stretch your hands above your head with palms facing forward. Start bending forward so that your head touches the floor and the palms should now touch the floor as well. Keep this pose for two minutes and then return back to sitting. Repeat five times. This pose promotes proper breathing and blood circulation.
Janu Sirsasana Or Head To Knee Pose
This pose helps to cure hangover headaches and also stretches your spine. Sit down with your legs folded. Now stretch left leg and stretch the left hand to touch the left feet, simultaneously, bend your head over the legs as far as possible. keep the other hand the other leg. Return back to the sitting position. repeat the same with right leg and right hand. Repeat three times for each side.
Kapalbhati Or Cranium Purification Breathing Exercise
This breathing exercise alerts your brain as oxygen supply to the brain increases. It clams the mind and brings stability. Sit in padmasana. Close your eyes. Now inhale by taking a deep breath. Hold the breath for two seconds. Now exhale with force so that the stomach goes inside as far as possible. Hold this for 10 seconds while trying to get the stomach in more. Release and inhale. Try this three times at max if you are new to this exercise.
Bhastrika Or Bellows Breath
This breath exercise calms and re freshen your head. It also cures depression and neurological problems. This exercise is extremely helpful in migraine and headaches. This is a rhythmic breathing. Sit down in padmasana. Now take a deep breath in. Start releasing you breath with force but not in one go. Release multiple times with force so that your stomach is forced in with each breath out. When you have completely exhaled. Again take deep breath and repeat. Do this for three minutes initially and increase duration with practice.
Anulom Vilom Or Alternate Breathing
This is another breathing exercise that is beneficial in hangovers as it stimulates digestive system and neurological system. Sit in padmasana. Cover your right nostril and breath in from left. Now open right and cover the left nostril and breath out with this, again breath in. now open the right nostril again closing the left and repeat the out in breathing. Do this for 5 minutes.
While doing yoga always remember to never exhaust your body excessively. Only do as much as is comfortable to you and within your stamina. Drink lots of fluids in case of a hangover water, fruit juices as these will help to detoxify your body and rejuvenate you.