Soooo you had too much “Jungle Juice” last night. You’re obviously not feeling well, perhaps nauseous and bloated, so here are some easy yoga poses you can do in bed to minimize your suffering and speed the recovery process for your hangover. It works.
You don’t have to do all of these poses in one session, choose one or two that you feel most comfortable in and stay in that position for as long as you need to feel better. Although there is no evidence to support the claim that yoga will eliminate alcohol’s effect, but yoga definitely makes you feel better.
Child’s Pose (Balasana)
Once you are in Child’s Pose, keep your eyes closed and relax your head on your stacked hand, pillow, blanket, or a block.
The arching motion activates your cardiovascular system, which speeds up your blood flow and downstream metabolic work to eliminate the alcohol and its by-products.
Arch your back up into Cat Pose, deep breath in. Then open up your chest to Cow Pose while slowly breathing out. Repeat 5 – 10 times until you feel more comfortable.
Garland Pose (Malasana)
Squatting position with an upper body twist gently compresses your liver, which may stimulate it in its cleansing process. Malasana also help with evacuating your bowels to treat your bloating.
Wide-Angle Forward Bend (Upavistha Konasana)
If your muscles are stiff, try to fold forward as much as possible without inducing pain to your hamstrings. This pose helps to soothe your headache and stretches your back muscles.
To get into this pose extend your legs into a wide V shape, to the degree that your body feels comfortable with. Then slowly fold forward and rest your head on a folded blanket or a block.
Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
This pose facilitates breathing, which helps to relax your mind and supply oxygen to your body as it is working hard to process the alcohol.
Use a folded blanket to support your head and back as you lay down. Extend your arms wide with palms up and bring the soles of your feet together to let your knees drop out to the sides.