Yoga may not be the first thing you want to do when you wake up on New Year's Day, but it might just be the hangover helper you never knew you always needed.
Even if you didn't overindulge in champagne last night, you're probably feeling sloggish from the past few weeks of holiday parties, or even just being off work. And according to James Dylan, the founder of Akasha Yoga Montreal, performing a few simple yoga moves can help speed up the body's processing of alcohol from the night before.
"The sequence works best when accompanied with drinking plenty of water and when it’s followed by a hearty breakfast," he explains. "Even if you're lying around watching movies all day, you still want to feel good."
If you don't have yoga equipment at home, Dylan suggests blankets, pillows and towels — and emphasizes that if at any point you feel acute pain, stop the pose.
So let's stop putting it off and get on with it!
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