Yoga as Hangover Cure? Asanas to Help You Get Back on Your Feet

Yoga as Hangover Cure? Asanas to Help You Get Back on Your Feet

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Rum, vodka, gin, whiskey, shots, you’ve mixed it all up last night and now you are hungover. Congratulations, it’s Monday! You have to be in office soon. Let’s save you from that terrible headache and snap you out of that drowsiness.

Yoga guru Zubin Atre says these simple asanas will help you get back on your feet and into your meetings.

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Shavasana

  • Lie down on your back
  • Place the hands by the side of your body
  • Breath in and out
  • You can stay there for 10 to 15 breaths
  • Point your toes out and put your arms behind your head
  • Stretch your body, engage each and every muscle
  • Squeeze all that stiffness and tension out of your body
  • Relax

Spinal Twist

Stretch all that stiffness and drowsiness away!
Stretch all that stiffness and drowsiness away!
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  • Bring both the arms at the shoulder level
  • Make sure your arms are in one line with each other
  • Bend your right leg and bring it closer to the left knee
  • Move the right foot over the left knee
  • Bring your left hand on top of the knee and drag it down to the floor
  • Look over the right shoulder and twist your spine as much as you can
  • Breath out and release the knee
  • Bring the hip and leg back to the centre and bring both your knees together
  • You can repeat the same thing on the other side
  • Roll to the right again, push your body back into sitting position

Also Read : Got a Stiff Back? Try These Simple Yoga Asanas

Child’s Pose

A child’s pose can be really comforting when nursing a hangover.
A child’s pose can be really comforting when nursing a hangover.
(Photo: FIT)
  • Fold your legs. Hips are right between your heels
  • Your heels are pointing outwards and toes pointing inwards
  • Put your arms down, place your elbows away and put your forehead down on to the floor
  • You can extend your arms out, drop your elbows on the floor
  • Put your hands together, fold your arms away from the mat
  • Put your hands behind your neck
  • Allow yourself to breathe
  • Stay there for 10 to 15 breaths
  • You could also bring your arms next to the body, resting the elbows again, face on one side
  • Push your hands into the floor and walk back to the original position

Also Read : We Got a Bartender to Give Us Tips to Cure Hangovers

Breathing Exercises

  • Place your right hand on top of your abdomen
  • Relax your shoulder and you have to breathe in and out at a faster rate
  • What you need to remember is that your exhalation is the one that makes the sound
  • Inhalations are silent and spontaneous
  • You can do it faster or slower, depending on how you feel

(Zubin Atré has designed five structured series of asanas derived from his experience over the years and his understanding of anatomy and kinesthetics . His studio AtréYoga is based in Delhi)

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