Who hasn’t heard of the far-spreading glory of yoga? This ancient form of exercise, which focuses a lot on breathing, is known to bring about various health benefits if performed regularly. It comes equipped with all kinds of asanas for all kinds of issues.
There’s something for everyone. Of course, the best time to perform these exercises is early morning, but not all of us can stick by it. So then we resort to alternate means. There are also yoga asanas that you can perform at other times of the day, including after dinner.
Yoga poses after dinner are said to help one digest the food better, making it less heavy for the stomach. It empowers your body’s digestion and improves the health of your organs. When we eat, the food goes down into the stomach, wherein digestive enzymes have secreted that help in the breakdown of the food. While performing yoga, there are poses that focus on stretching, strength, and flexibility that can be quite strenuous. Now if you perform such exercises post-dinner, they can end up hampering your digestion process. So one, therefore, needs to be careful. According to Zubin Atre, the founder at AtreYoga, “there are a bunch of micro asanas we can do when it comes to our lower body because after dinner the food is still there in our torso.”
You can do some hand rotations, stretching of fingers and arms, ankle rotation as well.
You can also do some swift basic movements of the neck, sit on a chair facing the wall and imagine that there is a ball between your chin and the chest and squeeze the ball as much as you can. This is to stretch the muscles of your back and the neck along the spine.
Another movement of the neck involves moving it in all the directions north, south, east, and west, and stretch the muscles.