We’ve all done it, had a few too many and woke the next day living with the consequences – a hangover. Instead of heading to the medicine cabinet for a cure you can opt for a healthier method, yoga!
In addition to rehydrating yourself with water, yoga poses will speed up your recovery and hopefully change the head pounding and queasiness to a tranquil calmness instead.
Yoga is thought to be especially beneficial when suffering with a hangover because it is noted to release toxins, improve circulation, and aid the digestion process. Yoga helps relieve tension in the body from head to toe, and gets the blood moving so that every part of the body feels oxygenated and rejuvenated.
Try these gentle yoga poses to help speed up the recovery process:
Corpse pose (Savasana)
Lay down with your eyes closed and focus on your breathing pattern.
Rolling your head from side to side will help ease any neck stiffness.
Childs pose (Balasana)
This pose not only allows you to close your eyes again but also gently compresses your abdomen to stimulate peristalsis and enhances the circulation of lymph, one of your body’s main methods for removing metabolic waste products.
Standing half forward bend
This pose can diminish stomach pains and fatigue. Also it has therapeutic effects of relieving head congestion.
And of course the next time you go out drinking be sure slow your pace a bit, alternating between an alcoholic drink and a glass of water, and eating while you drink!