If you suffer from frequent bouts of nausea a few simple yoga poses could be the remedy that you need to gain control of your health again. Thankfully, these poses can be done pretty easily and only require a few moments of your time, though you may have to do a few repetitions to get the full nausea-clearing effect.
1. Downward Facing, Cross-legged Pose
This first pose is almost self-explanatory, and can be done almost anywhere, though it’s best if you have a chair to rest against.
Start by sitting cross-legged on the floor. Then lean you body forward so that your are at a 45 degree angle, then simply rest your arms on the chair in front of you. If you don’t have a chair you can continue to lean forward until your head is on the ground, then stretch your arms out in front of you on the floor. Do this pose for a couple of minutes then relax. You can do this pose as many times as necessary to help relieve your nausea.
2. Hero Pose
While you might not feel like a hero yet, this pose may help you get the relief you want.
To get into the hero pose, start by kneeling with both knees on the ground, then sit back with you feet under you, don’t sit all the way down, you’ll have to move your feet. Your heels should be under your hips. Move your heels to beside your hips and slowly sit down. If this is too painful try adding a cushion under your buttocks. Be careful while in this pose as to not stretch or pull any muscles.
To relieve your nausea you can either remain in this pose, and lift your arms above your head to take the pressure off of your stomach and diaphragm or you can lay back. If you lift your arms, remain in this position for a couple of minutes, if possible, before relaxing.
If you lay back, then your heels should remain beside your hips, and your head should be resting against the floor. Again, do this pose slowly as to not pull or tear any muscles. You can remain in this position for a few minutes before relaxing. Repeat if needed.
3. Bound Angle Pose
This pose is really easy and helps to relieve nausea by bringing pressure off of the abdominal area.
Start by sitting on the floor with your legs out. Put the soles of your feet together and bring them towards your pelvic area, do not bring them closer than a slight discomfort in the leg muscles. Sit upright and take deep breaths. You can remain in this pose for a few minutes before relaxing. Repeat if necessary.
Try multiple poses if one doesn’t relieve the nausea, and do them a few times to get a full effect.