Yoga poses that improve digestion

Yoga poses that improve digestion


There are many factors that could cause digestion issues, for example one of the main ones is stress, the fast pace of life we lead along with a number of physical conditions also can disrupt the digestive process. To help improve digestion you can do these simple yoga poses designed to stimulate the digestive tract.


Both deep breathing and aerobic exercise can be an excellent way to get a good digestion, as they stimulate the natural contraction of intestinal muscles and help move food through the gut with rhythmic movements, “according to a study published by Harvard Health Publications.

Improve digestion with these yoga poses

These yoga poses can help improve digestion as they stimulate the digestive system and are actually natural ways to treat indigestion.

1. Apanasana


This yoga pose is performed while lying face up, take a deep breath as you exhale, bend your right leg until your knee is close to your chest. Do the same with the other leg. When both are neatly folded hug them. This is a yoga pose that can also be very useful for the elimination of intestinal gas.

2. Bhujangasana


This yoga position is also known as cobra. It is done by bending backward, as shown in the picture, very beneficial to alleviate digestive disorders and stimulate the abdominal area.

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3. Bandha Sarvangasana


To implement this position you should lie face up, stretch your arms by your sides while you separate your legs slightly; then place your heels on the floor and drive your hip upwards.

4. Janu Sirsasana


This pose focuses directly on the abdominal area and hip, This position in addition to helping improve digestion can also stimulate the functioning of the liver, kidneys and spleen included, is also ideal for treating conditions such as constipation.

5. Paschimottanasana


Sitting with legs straight on the floor. Breathe deeply while you tilt your body forward. With your hands try to touch your toes. Concentrate on your breathing and relax your body.

Note: You should do yoga exercises at least 1 hour  before meals, or at least 3 hours after a meal, especially if it’s a big meal.

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  • Krysti Jaims

    Very clear and informative read! Great tips, thanks for sharing x

  • Leslie Nichole

    I love yoga! I have a nightly routine bedfore bed and a morning routine for when i wake up. I’ll be pinning this post, thanks for sharing!!

  • Going to have to try these and get my husband to try them with me. He is forever having stomach issues. Thanks for sharing this!

  • These are so good! I can tell a difference in my entire body when I don’t do yoga. It’s so good for us and can really impact so much of our health!

  • Cait Weingartner

    I’ll need to try some of these! I didn’t know yoga could help with digestion too. It has so many benefits.

    – Cait |

  • Leslie Nichole

    I love yoga! I do a nightly and morning yoga routine.

  • Boon Ong

    Thanks. I am so going to try yoga.

  • Valerie Vanderheiden-Rath

    I do yoga for 15 min. every day to help with my stress and anxiety levels.

  • Paige Strand

    I’ve actually been having a bit of minor trouble with digestion lately, thanks for the help! I didn’t realize that yoga could have an impact in this area 🙂

  • Follow My Gut

    I have been taking my health seriously lately since all I do is eat out at restaurants for my blog. This is really helpful for me because there are some good yoga poses to reduce belly fat and that’s exactly what I need. Thanks so much for aggregating all this info for us, I can’t wait to put it to use!!!

    Danielle | <3

  • prettyandfun

    As someone who is reaching for the bottle of antacids way too much lately, I’m definitely going to try these yoga poses. I’m all for trying a more natural approach in curing what ails me! Thanks for sharing.

  • Elizabeth Keck

    I’ve been struggling with digestion issues so I will definitely have to try these…also need to add in an exercise routine and yoga seems to be the best choice for me. New Year, new routine!

  • Momma

    Thanks for sharing these tips! Having acid reflux flare ups myself I wonder if yoga can do anything to help that.

  • Thanks for these poses
    I will definitely try them

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  • libritasdemas

    Great tips! I have to try them.

  • Patricia-Ann Que

    i can say that #3 works for me 🙂

  • Digestion is huge for me because mine is NOT so good. I need to adopt some of these moves!

  • creativerebel

    I’ve done a few of these when I was pregnant and had REALLY bad heartburn. They always helped a ton! Recommend!

  • #5 really surprises me as improving digestion. I would think it would be very uncomfortable. I love all the rest though