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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