5 Hangover-Busting Yoga Poses Everyone Can Do

5 Hangover-Busting Yoga Poses Everyone Can Do

There's nothing worse than waking up after a festive night out with a massive hangover. That fourth Old Fashioned may not have been a good idea, but these yoga poses will help ease the pain, from headaches and sore muscles to fatigue and stomachaches. Each pose is easy enough for all yoga levels, so whether you're new to the practice or an old pro, you'll be able to reap the benefits. Light a calming candle, put on some Zen tunes, and stretch your way to saying buh-bye to that nasty alcohol aftereffect.

Child's Pose (Balasana) 

Considered the ultimate resting pose in yoga, Child's Pose is a great place to start if you're feeling the effects of a late, champagne-fueled night out. Not only does it relax your spine, shoulders and neck, but it increases the blood circulation to the head, which has been shown to curtail headaches. HOW TO PERFORM CHILD'S POSE  

Cat/Cow (Marjaryasana/Bitilasana) 

If your digestion is off from too many sugary drinks, the Cat/Cow sequence is great because it massages the digestive organs. It also helps to loosen tension in the neck and back by increasing circulation of the spinal fluid and stretching your back muscles. HOW TO PERFORM CAT/COW POSE  

Seated Twist (Parivrtta Sukhasana) 

This pose aids your body in naturally detoxifying itself by massaging the internal organs, including the liver and kidneys. A Seated Twist also opens up your chest and shoulders, which tend to be tight when you're hungover. HOW TO PERFORM SEATED TWIST POSE 

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) 

A Standing Forward Bend is great for easing stomachaches, and also stretches the back, hips and hamstrings, which can help reduce headaches and low energy. HOW TO PERFORM STANDING FORWARD BEND POSE 

Happy Baby (Ananda Balasana) 

Happy Baby helps to calm the brain and ease fatigue, which is a common symptom of hangovers. It also opens up the hips, an area you may find tight from lying in bed too long trying to nap away your headache. HOW TO PERFORM HAPPY BABY POSE