It doesn’t take much to get an upset stomach or feel a bit bloated. Maybe it’s something you ate. Or, maybe it’s that crazy night out that’s making you feel a bit wonky. When it comes to bloating, it’s a common PMS symptom that’s both uncomfortable and unflattering. So, no matter what causes your digestive upsets and bloated belly, here are five yoga moves to make things a little bit better.

Wind relieving pose


For when you’re feeling gassy and constipated, this pose is an easy and effective way to stimulate the small intestine and colon. 

Supine twist 


Twist yoga poses are great for detox and the supine twist is particularly good to massage the intestines along with helping your body keep things moving. 

Bharadvaja twist


This is another great twist pose to help massage and soothe abdominal organs. It can help improve digestion, but try to avoid it if you have diarrhea or your period. 

Forward bend


This relaxing, resting pose helps to soothe digestive organs and also helps to stimulate the liver and kidneys. While it’s probably not a good idea to do this straight after eating, it’s a good pose to try on it’s own, or as part of your yoga practice.

Downward-facing dog


Did you know this popular pose is a good way to reduce bloating, especially if it’s related to menstrual symptoms? Just be sure to avoid this if you’re dealing with diarrhea.

One in every 10 women suffer with PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. Some symptoms of PCOS include irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain and elevated blood sugar levels. And with high blood sugar levels come elevated insulin levels. For this last symptom, women take a drug called metformin. In fact, women have been taking metformin for over 4o years. But recent findings show that metformin can increase risk for pregnancy complications.

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