When you are sick with the cold, flu or a stomach bug, often exercise is the last thing from your mind. While this is a good thing in most cases, with yoga, it can be quite beneficial to practice some when you are feeling a little under the weather. Not only is yoga a great way to stretch, and restore, certain poses can offer extra benefit for everything from stomach upset and digestion to sinus stuffiness. Here are some poses you can do in bed when the bugs hit your body to restore, refresh and aid in feeling better.
Helps open chest for better breathing
Helps with Dizziness
This one is fairly simple and can be modified easily. Since I have a larger abdominal area, I open my hips more to allow my belly to rest between my thighs. To get into child’s pose, start in center position (sitting cross legged) and breathing in, bring your body forward like shown in the picture. Breathe in and out for a few moments.
Helps aid in breathing
Helps digestion and bloating/gas
Simply sit on your knees and hold your back as straight as you can. You may rest your buttocks on a pillow if it’s more comfortable. This is a good position to meditate in as well. You can also bring your arms straight up if you desire.
Can reduce a headache
Allows for restful Pose
Of all the yoga poses, this one has to be the easiest. It really is as simple as just laying on your back and holding your arms and legs out in a comfortable position. Breathe in and out and let relaxation come in.
Helps with blood flow
Can alleviate headaches
Helps body aches
This pose can be done against a wall, but if you are ill and you have a headboard like I do, you can do it against your headboard as well. Simply lay down with your legs and buttocks scooted against a wall as shown. You can add extra support for congestion and upset stomach by elevating your back with pillows.
Written By Christine Tolhurst from Saved By Grace Blog
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