Staying fit, healthy and well is so important to lead a happy life. Even then no matter how much restraint and discipline you may impose on yourself there will always be times when one will over-indulge.
While over-indulging frequently maybe a bad thing doing so occasionally is actually good. After all how can one enjoy a festival, special occasion or family celebration without letting your hair down and listening to your heart. The key point about over indulgence then is not to avoid it but to deal with it when it happens.
Hereâ€™s how you can use Yoga to deal with over indulgence:
Also known as the Squat, it is an excellent posture to clear any blockages in the body. Donâ€™t be surprised if you hear some loud noises from your body while doing this posture
Twisting can be done either sitting or lying and basically involves twisting the two halves of your body in different directions. TryÂ ardha matseyandrasana orÂ marichyasana or any simple lying twist.Â Twisting helps to tone the internal organs as well as improving digestion. Additionally, they provide a really nice release for the back if youâ€™ve been sitting around all day.
Also known as the â€œLegs up the wall postureâ€ it is a great rejuvenator and simply involves popping your legs up the wall for at least 5 minutes, at any time of the day. Great if youâ€™ve had a few too many late nights or as an excuse to be lazy while doing something for your body.
Spending about five minutes per posture will help your digestive system overcome the excess intake and most likely will help you feel better. If you have a little more time on your hands you can also do theÂ downward dog pose and calm yourself with 10 minutes of relaxing meditation.