Day after a long night!! feeling drowsy!! Slept late!! Partied last night? Hangover!! Not feeling fresh enough to kick start a day!!
I have summed few easy Yogasnas, to ease your headache and discomfort. These could be started even when you are lying on the bed. The sequence which I have provided could be followed from bed followed till you stand, all rejuvenated and revived.
If moving through a sun salutation proves too much to ask of the intrepid partygoer, you can skip it entirely. Instead, begin with some twists, which are gentler and done sitting on a solid floor.
These are the few restorative poses, restful postures in which the body is typically encourage relaxation, are a great way to complete the sequence.
Supta Matsyendrasana (reclining spinal twist)
Could be even done on bed, yes before even closing your eyes
Do it every time you lay. It is therapeutic for stress as well, which seems plenty abundant these days
A truly regenerative pose, it helps to hydrate the spinal discs while lengthening, relaxing, and realigning the spine. Abdominal organs are massaged, promoting toxin removal. The twist in this pose encourages fresh blood flow to the digestive organs, thereby improving the health of the whole digestive system.
And then just lie on your back and do this one
Apanasana (knee to chest pose)
Apana is the Sanskrit word for “downward flowing life force” which is the opposite of Prana, the vital life force. While Prana gives life to the body through breathing techniques, Apana in contrast emphasizes elimination and outward processes from the body. Elimination of toxins and impurities through the lungs and kidneys and liver occur with this pose.
While experiencing a hangover , if you have ever felt nauseous and bloated.
Well, this pose improves the function of the colon and is a remedy for abdominal bloating and sickness.
Hangover headaches and anxiety are relieved while the liver and kidneys are stimulated and cleansed. Now thats one more reason not to reach for the contents of your medicine cabinet.
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (upward-facing dog pose)
In this pose, your wrists and arms are absorbing most of the force. Keep your shoulders away from your ears by actively pulling them down toward the tailbone. To get a deeper stretch, lift your legs off the floor.
After doing this pose, overall posture of your body will be improved and you can stand up tall and think, “what hangover, what unease , what drowsiness ?”
This pose is refreshing, the chest and lungs are opened, in turn purifying the blood and internal organs. Fatigue, depression, and sciatica can be relieved. Headaches due to tension from neck and back muscles are alleviated.
Naukasana (boat pose)
We know that a stress and tiredness messes with mental and physical aspects of the body. This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a boat. This pose — which tests abdominal strength — enhances balance and digestion.
The intestines, thyroid, kidneys, and prostate gland are all stimulated, thus jump-starting the metabolism and speeding up the detoxification process. Balance and coordination are improved, both of which can be compromised due to inebriation.
Ardha Matsyendrasana (seated half spinal twist pose)
Ardha Matsyendrasana Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, and this one is my favorite spinal twist asan.
While alcohol wreaked havoc in the body, this yoga pose helps to relieve the after-effect and symptoms manifested by a hangover. Physically, this pose stretches and energizes the spine while cleansing the internal organs and improving the digestion process by eliminating wastes. It also stimulates the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and spleen and releases excess heat and toxins from the internal organs. Symptoms of backache and fatigue are relieved as well.
Balasana (child’s pose)
Balasana is an easy yoga asana that can even be performed by beginners.
The full-body, gravitational pull of this pose imparts a sense of wonderful emotional, mental and physical relief. Stress and anxiety are once again alleviated while the mind is made to feel calm. Balasana promotes strong and steady breathing and improves blood circulation though the body.
Ardha Uttanasana (standing half forward bend)
This pose stretches out the muscles that may feel achy during the dreaded hangover period. Additionally, it calms and quiets the mind, induces restful sleep, and regulates blood pressure — which can go haywire after a night of Bacchanalia. Ardha Uttanasanacan diminish stomach pains, anxiety, depression, stress, and fatigue. It also has therapeutic effects of relieving head congestion which sometimes can be felt during a hangover.
Vrksasana (tree pose)
This yoga pose enlists the use of leg muscles to hold precise balance. A hangover can often lead to light-headedness and a sensation of vertigo, so this pose allows for steady focus and concentration, both mentally and physically. Equilibrium of the mind and development of nervous system balance is achieved.