Unhealthy digestion can lead to many other ailments and to improve its functioning we all swear upon the probiotics. Indeed probiotics and other supplements are great for the digestive process, but they aren’t the only way to increase its functioning. Practicing yoga helps do all the good to your gut and its proper functioning. Yoga is a really helpful and effective tool that cleanses, detoxifies, and boosts digestive functioning. So, to waive off the problem of indigestion, bloating, gas, constipation, cramping, etc., practice these amazing Yoga poses for digestion.
Bitilasana-Marjariasana is a two-pose transition yoga asana that enhances the digestive system, massages organs, lengthens the intestines, and improves blood flow to the epithelial cells.
• Begin with being on the floor on your hands and knees. Align the wrists and shoulders and knees and hips. Keep your head in the center and your gaze downwards.
• Now breathe in and raise your head with the gaze towards the ceiling. Arch your back and lift the butt. This forms a Cow position.
• Now breathe out and to form a Cat position, lift the back upward, and drop the head towards the floor. Soften the gaze downwards.
• Hold each pose for 30 seconds and do the asana for 5 minutes.
This yoga asana balances the body, tones the belly, improves digestion, and stimulates the abdominal organs.
• Begin with standing in Tadasana position and place the legs wide apart from the feet.
• Now put the right foot out at a 90-degree angle and left foot at 15 degrees.
• Balance the body weight equally on both the legs and then bend the body from the hips towards the right.
• Now lift the left hand up and let the right hand touch the floor. Keep your arms straight in a line, and let the right hand rest on the ankle.
• Keep your gaze on the right palm, stretch the body, and hold the pose for 30 seconds. Repeat the pose on the other side.
One of the best yoga asanas for digestion, Pawanmuktasana helps us to release all the trapped gases in the digestive tract.
• Lie straight on the floor on your back and keep your feet together and arms beside the body.
• Now breathe out and bring the knees close to your chest and press the thighs on the abdomen. Then hug or wrap your arms around your legs for support.
• Be in the position for 30-60 seconds. Release and practice the asana for 5 minutes.
The asana improves digestion, increases blood flow, and production of digestive juices, and massages the abdominal organs.
• Sit on the floor with an erect spine, stretched legs outward, and toes flexed inward.
• Now inhale and raise your hands upwards over the head, stretch the arms, and then bend the upper body while breathing out.
• Keep your back and knees straight, hands on the floor or holding the ankles. Hold the pose for a minute.
The yoga pose boosts a fresh blood flow to the digestive system that increases the healthy functioning of it.
• Lie straight on your back on the floor with bent knees and feet flat on the floor. Keep your hands beside the body and use a pillow for supporting the neck.
• Now exhale, fold the knees, bring close to your chest and clasps the hand around them.
• Now turn, and put the knees towards the left, with the help of left hand and push it down.
• Now turn your head and stretch the arms towards the right. Hold the pose for 30-60 seconds and then repeat the same on the other side.
Practice in the morning on a clear stomach and bowels to increase the digestion functionality.
• Sit on the floor with erect spine and legs extended outwards. Bend the right knee and bring it close to the body.
• Now turn the torso towards the right, and place the right arm behind you and palm on the floor.
• Hold the pose for a minute and then repeat the same on the other side.
End the yoga session with a relaxing pose Balasana, followed by Savasana.