This Straight-up Magical Child’s Pose Variation Quells Period Cramps *and* Banishes Bloat
The modification, which involves balling your fists and placing them on your mid-section between your lower ribs and hip bones before folding into child's pose, is kind of like a massage for the organs in your torso. "If there is inflammation in the reproductive area or digestive organs, applying light pressure can help release stagnant energy that leaves you feeling bloated," says yoga teacher and physical therapist Lara Heimann. "In child’s pose, you are able to access that area in a more relaxed state."
At first, the move might feel a little uncomfortable. But as more inhales and exhales pass, you'll start to feel more at home in the posture. Bring it on, Thanksgiving bloat.
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