Stomach unease and heartburn have been killing your joy? Happens to the best of us, only some know better to choose sustainable lifestyle modifications and exercise routines as with yoga, over a dependence upon quick-fixing over-the-counter drugs.
The holistic health approach to yoga can strengthen the body’s system from the core by massaging the internal organs into flowing digestive juices and a much-eased excretion and toxin removal. In addition, the mindfulness approach of yoga makes you more conscious of your food as well as hike your metabolic rate. At the end of practice, you come out a mature eater and an abler of digestion.
Get your bowels moving, your juices set in a flux and have detoxification happening inside-out with these seven best yoga poses for digestion—
Cat/Cow to Start the Flow
(Marjaryasana and Bitilasana)
A beautiful amalgam of the two most important spinal yoga workouts, the Cat-Cow bends the back smooth as spaghetti and instills spinal neurons, unleashing a number of mind-body health benefits for correcting one’s ingestion process.
Alternating between the tilt of the Cow pose and the thorough Stretch of the Cat, your intestines will fold and unfold, elongate and compress but gently. The guts thus receive a fresh blood boost and everything churns in a flux motion.
The deeper you are able to fold into the feline stretch, more of the gentle pressure will your lower abdomen will receive, thus relieving flatulence and rigidity in the belly. This is your way to a complete soothing and toning of the gastrointestinal tract.
Folding Forward for a Circulatory Boost
Uttanasana or the Folding Forward practically sets the head below your heart, thus giving a free reining blood flow to the crown and a tender thrust in the abdomen. Observing this asana will give you immediate relief from the torpor and tiredness of suffering a congested stomach. You are likely to feel more agile, energetic, and some fluidity in the abdomen. Over the days of doing the asana, expect your ingestion rate to stabilize, intensified enzymes, and properly functional digestive glands.
It’s better to perform this asana in the morning before food intake as the abdominal fold can lead to negative results in a full stomach. Also, remember to breathe out deep and slow as you bow down to touch the ground and fill up with fresh air by breathing in when coming up. Let that sense of relaxation spread because it is in an unperturbed state that the body systems can function best.
Upward Dog to Open Out Abdominal Organs
(Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)
Stress and tolls of inconsistent lifestyle can cause havoc for digestion and affect other areas of the body. Backache is common for those suffering regularly from improper digestion and that is when the hip and chest opening yoga exercises must come into play.
The Upward Dog is a great one to inject some energy into the abdominal organs as well as for opening up the torso, stomach, and hips in one go. The spine forms into a delicious curvature and works up a gentle pull in the hamstrings too. With the regular practice of Upward Dog, you can slowly dispel the tolls anxiety takes in stagnating digestion and building up of toxin level.
Camel Stretch to Expand Digestional Area
The stomach is really a bag of elastic muscles which can stretch out and compress as per the requirement. However, a sedentary lifestyle of physical inaction can affect the digestive field within this organ. To expand the area and ease the churning movement of digestible material inside the stomach, you need to give your abdomen a stretch with this posture once in a while.
Besides maximizing the digestion field, the posture also helps eliminate waste push down towards the rectum and thus relieves constipation.
Boat Pose for a Supine Belly Stretch
Wake up your abdominal powerhouse with this supine outstretch. This posture is a tool for liquefying lower belly fat besides its contribution in boosting digestive functions. The Boat works great for giving a gentle rubdown on the innards and appropriate an hour before taking a main meal.
A relaxed habit of folding in and out of the Boat Pose on the bed can do wonders for your digestive health and you won’t even have to break a sweat!
Wind Relieving Pose to Loosen Up
With the power of yoga, you can take charge even of the most involuntary of your body functions, as evident with the wind relieving pose. This comforting posture can immediately loosen you up, belly, back, and chest and ease you into your skin.
Bid goodbye to anti-flatulence pills and practice this posture a little after taking the main meal every day to stay on top of your digestive health.
Revolve Triangle to Move Things From Inside
By just so much as twisting your body about left and right, there is a world of benefits for your digestive process in this particular yoga posture. Soak in the gentle unwinding of the hips and more power building up in your back.
This posture in the spirit of dancing twisting frolic is ideal for ending your yoga sequence for digestion as well as move things about in the stomach with an improved fluidity of the inner abdominal muscles.