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Written by Navneet Kaur, M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics


Yoga Poses to Relieve Gas & Bloating

Welcome to a quick and effective solution for gas and bloating: Yoga! These simple poses can provide relief and promote better digestion. 


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Begin with Child's Pose. Kneel on the mat, sit back on your heels, and stretch your arms forward. This gentle forward bend compresses the abdomen, aiding digestion and relieving gas. 

1. Child's Pose (Balasana) 

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-Lie on your back and hug one knee at a time toward your chest. This pose helps release trapped gas in the digestive tract, promoting comfort. 

2. Wind-Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasana) 

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Move between arching and rounding your back in a tabletop position. This dynamic stretch stimulates digestion, reducing gas and bloating. 

3. Cat-Cow Stretch (Marjarasana)   

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This inversion helps stimulate the digestive organs and relieve gas. Lift your hips towards the ceiling, creating an inverted V shape with your body. 

4. Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) 

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Sit with one leg crossed over the other and twist towards the crossed knee. Twists massage the abdominal organs, aiding digestion and reducing bloating. 

5. Seated Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana) 

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Lie on your back, bring one knee across your body, and gently twist. This pose helps release tension in the abdominal muscles, promoting digestive ease. 

6. Supine Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana) 

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Lift your hips towards the ceiling while lying on your back. This pose stimulates the abdominal organs, promoting digestion and relieving gas. 

7. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) 

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Sit close to a wall and extend your legs upward. This pose aids in reducing bloating by encouraging the flow of blood and lymph from the lower body. 

8. Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) 

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Incorporate these yoga poses into your routine for quick and natural relief from gas and bloating. Remember to listen to your body and consult a healthcare professional if discomfort persists. Embrace the healing power of yoga for a happy, comfortable digestive system. 


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