Happy Thanksgiving! Today I’m sharing the 5 best yoga poses for digestion on this gratitude filled day.
Can you believe it’s that time of year again? The holidays are among us starting with my family’s favorite, Thanksgiving. They go bizonkers for this holiday! With menu planning starting in September and a multitude of guests to entertain, it can be a lot of fun, but also overwhelming at times. That’s why I’ve come up with a great strategy to enjoy the offerings, but still keep my stress levels low and my gut thankful for a little yoga-aided digestion.
Let’s be honest, the holidays are stressful enough without adding the additional discomfort of digestive issues. Over indulgence of food and drink (and dare I say, friends and family) can lead to gas, bloating, constipation, and so much more. Who can be grateful when your bowels are that unhappy?
Here are my top 5 Best Yoga Poses for Digestion on THANKSgiving
[SlideDeck2 id=415 iframe=1]
More tips to get through the holiday craze.
I love a little asana practice on Thanksgiving, but you can also incorporate the following exercises for a well rounded practice. Your gut (and friends and family) will thank you!
Practice Gratitude: Remember the real reason for this holiday – gratitude. Be thankful and take time to count your blessings while you spend time with your friends and family. The morning of, I like to read inspiring Thanksgiving day quotes. It helps keep me grounded and focused for the day ahead.
Take 5 and Breathe: Start your day with a breathing practice. Sit quietly and focus on your inhales and exhales. Believe me, a five minute respite will not make or break the timing of your meal. In fact, staying calm and grounded may actually make the day more enjoyable and the food that much better.
Laugh: That’s right. Laugh a little more. Have a good time. Remember, the Thanksgiving holiday is about being grateful and sharing with friends and family. It’s hard to be grateful when you’re acting like a sour puss. Have some fun, lighten up and laugh a little!
Be Moderate: Hey Suzy Q, just because it all looks good, doesn’t mean you have to eat it all. Practice moderation with your taste buds. A little taste here, a little taste there is all you really need.
Those are my top Thanksgiving digestion tips, but I want to hear from you. What are your favorite Thanksgiving day practices? How do you take care of your gut on the holiday? What are some of your holiday traditions? Share your story in the comments below.