Smith says magnesium helps control stress, calm intestines, and soothe tight muscles. "Many of us are magnesium-depleted due to daily stress, leaving us anxious, tense, and constipated," Smith says.
Adding magnesium to your nightly regimen will help you sleep better. Relaxation will assist your body digest supper and snacks. "As a result, you can expect a bloat-free stomach and a full AM bowel movement," Smith explains.
"This is one of my all-time favorite yoga positions since it stimulates circulation (crucial for digestion), improves pelvic alignment (enabling your digestive organs to be in the right place), and promotes body relaxation (including the core).
Start the cat-cow from a tabletop position. Breathe in and assume "cow pose" with your back arched and stomach relaxed. Breathe out and enter "cat pose" by pressing your hands into the ground, pulling your abs in, and arching your back.
"The movement in your spine and breathwork in this pose will encourage your intestines to release tension and gas, setting you up for a flat tummy the next day," Smith says. Eight to 10 breath repetitions are advised.
Next, try "legs up the wall" to debloat and flatten your tummy overnight in your new favorite nighttime habit. Smith says, "This gentle inversion boosts circulation and full body relaxation and uses gravity to pull your digestive and pelvic organs back into place."
"It also prepares you for bed. I adore doing this on my bed with a cushion under my hips and my hips against my headboard and wall. This works against any wall!" Spend five minutes on this workout.
Finally, deep belly breathing helps alleviate bloating pain like nothing else. This "360 breathing" relaxes your pelvic floor and digestive tract.
"I prefer to do this breathwork for the first few minutes of legs up the wall to kill two birds with one stone, but you can do it seated," Smith says. Put your hands on your rib cage, fingers in front, thumbs back.
Inhale deeply and feel your ribcage expand under your fingertips and pelvic floor relax. Pull your abdominals and pelvic floor in and up as you exhale through a straw. This breathing will massage your digestive tract, helping you relax and eliminate waste the next day."