This twisting move follows nicely from the single knee to chest pull. Push your bent left knee across your body with your right hand. Extend your left arm away from you. Hold this twist and breathe deeply and slowly, allowing a gentle stretch of the back and shoulders while the move massages your abdominal organs. A twist like this aids digestion and encourages fresh blood to flow to your digestive organs.
Make sure to twist very gently and slowly as this can be slightly uncomfortable after a big meal. Hold for two to three minutes and then repeat with your right leg.
This familiar pose is all about connecting with your breath. On all fours, hands below your shoulders and knees below your hips, inhale as you let your belly sag toward the floor and raise your head to look forward, allowing for a gentle spinal bend. As you exhale, tuck your chin to your chest and round your spine upward toward the ceiling. Do this gentle movement four to six times to stretch and contract the abdominal organs; this encourages movement in your digestive system and creates space in your stomach.
An easier version of the full cobra, this is a great pose for stretching the chest and shoulders to encourage movement of the digestive organs; simultaneously, it compresses the low back area to invigorate the kidneys. Lying face down on your belly, push up from your forearms with your elbows under your shoulders. Gently raise your face skyward, elongating through the neck and spine. Breath as you hold the pose for four to six breaths.