Remember the feeling you get after having a good body massage? Very well, your digestive system feels similarly after a sequence of yoga poses. Your esophagus mouth, pharynx, small intestine, stomach, and large intestine together make up your digestive system. But your teeth, salivary glands, tongue, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas acts as accessory organs. Throughout the day our digestive system is ingesting food, breaking down and digesting fiber, defecating waste, secreting fluids and absorbing nutrients. Perhaps, in this way, we can know that, yes, our digestive system is functioning well and working correctly. In this article, we will discuss some yoga poses that will help your digestion.
Sometimes you might experience indigestion, bloating, acid reflux, constipation, pain or diarrhea. A regular practice of some yoga poses can assist you to avoid these kinds of problems, as well as aid in healing many types of chronic digestive complaints. There is some simple yoga poses that you can easily merge into a regular and convenient practice. Putting them together in short sequences can be cogent and work within your time constraints.
Here are few yoga poses that you can practice at home to cure your digestion problems.
1. Extended Puppy Pose:
Lay on the floor but this time down on your belly and straighten your arms on the floor. Keep your head down so that it touches the floor. Then bent and put your hips upwards. Behind your hips straighten your knees and legs. Repeat this yoga pose for a couple of times. The extended yoga pose is markedly useful for stretching the belly to relieve any cramps after consuming a large meal.
2. Bridge Pose:
Bridge yoga pose is a great back bend for pressuring the digestive organs, while coincidentally delivering fresh blood to the heart and relieving any debility that may be caused by feeble digestion.
To Do Bridge Pose:
place your feet evenly on the floor and very close to your sitting bones. Breathe out and press your inner feet and arms into the floor while drawing out your knees onward. Try to take 10 deep breaths at this yoga pose, then gradually roll your spine downwards to release from this yoga pose.
If you feel that your thighs are getting tired at this yoga pose, it’s better to place a block under your sacrum for a more receptive backbend.
3. Half Gas Release Pose:
This yoga pose puts on pressure on the descending colon on the left and ascending colon on the right side, coincidentally the nerves to help elimination. Initially, enclose your right knee towards the right side of your rib cage. Continue pressing on your left leg into the earth as you clasp your hands around your right shin to pull it closer to the floor. Remain in this yoga pose for about 1 to 2 minutes. Then you can repeat the same yoga pose on the other side to help you get away with your digestion problems.
4. Reclining Twist
Reclining twist is a gentle yoga posture, well known for nourishing our digestive system with fresh blood circulation.
To Do Reclining Twist Pose:
- At first, lie down on your yoga mattress straight.do not try to attempt this yoga pose on a rough surface or wooden floor without a mattress.
- To get the supine position, extend your arms out to both sides. Your palms should face the floor and relax at this moment of yoga posture. After 30 seconds, brings both of your knees towards your chest and towards the left side. Move your head on the right-hand side and stay in this position until you have completed taking 5 deep breaths.
5. Seated Twist
Twisting body is the best way to improve digestion as it greatly massages the abdominal organs in order to get the foods moving along again increasing peristalsis. But focus on taking gentle twists to avoid any avoidable circumstances which will make you feel uncomfortable after your done practicing yoga.
To Do Seated Twist Pose:
Bring your left foot beside your right knee after bending your left. First Bend your right arm and then move your right elbow to the outside of your left thigh. In this manner, twist your body to the left, using your elbow to gently emphasize the twist. To support your body, you can keep your left hand on the floor. Remain at this yoga posture until you have completed taking 5 deep breaths.
6. Reclining Bound Angle Pose
You can try out this yoga pose at the end to solve your digestion problems. The benefits of this yoga pose are to raise blood circulation in your abdominal organs and pelvis. Besides, this posture also creates empty space in abdominal organs and pelvis so that the digestion is efficient and unhindered.
To Do Reclining Bound Angle Pose:
all you need to do is simply lie on the floor and bring the soles of your feet together and closer to your pelvis. Allocate your arms and hand to stretch and relax at this position. Take few deep breaths and continue this yoga posture for about 5 minutes before you pack up for the day.
Yoga has many advantages then we thought. If you practice those poses, your lifestyle will be more healthy.
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