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We all know that feeling the morning after a wild night out. And it's not nice, but guess what? yoga can help!
Why, yes, sure, there are many "hangover cures" in your medicine cabinet, but why pop a pill when you can get on your mat for a while and just let yoga do its magic? These are the best postures to deal with a hangover.
Seated spinal twist pose
Start by sitting down with your legs extended in front of you, and bend your right knee. Place your right fingertips on the floor behind your right hip, gently twisting your body to the right. Raise your left arm up and hook your left elbow outside your bent right knee. Straighten your torso as you take a deep breath. As you exhale, twist further to the right. Hold for 10-15 breaths and switch sides.
Head to knee pose
Start by sitting down with your legs extended in front of you and bend your right knee and bring the sole of your right foot to meet your inner left thigh. Turn your torso to face your left foot. While you inhale, extend both arms reaching your right toes. Keep your spine straight and long. Hold for 10-15 breaths and switch legs.
Legs up the wall
Start by placing your mat close to a wall. Then, bring your hips as close to the wall as you can. Walk your feet up the wall until your body is in something similar to an L-shape. Make the necessary adjustments to be in a comfortable position. Once you reach it, just take long deep breaths. Hold the position for at least 15 breaths.