Five Yoga Poses to Increase Digestion

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Yoga is one of the healthiest set of exercises followed by many fitness enthusiasts in the world. Besides keeping your body flexible and your mind at peace, yoga also has a number of different poses which you can perform for any specific purpose. So, if you are facing a lot of indigestion but still do not want to fill your belly with dangerous chemicals from common medical (more about which you can learn here), you can follow these healthy yoga poses that are guaranteed to give you better digestion. So, without any more prologue, let’s take a look:

1. Bridge Pose: Since yoga is an ancient Indian practice, you can expect the original names of the poses to be quite confusing and difficult to pronounce. In this case, the bridge pose, originally known as ‘Bandha Sarvangsana’ is performed by lying back on a yoga mat straight and raising your body by putting pressure on the hips to bring it upward so that the chest receives a nice stretch. Rest your arms during the entire pose.

Bridge Pose

2. Downward Facing Dog: Also known as ‘Adho Mukha Savansana’, the downward facing dog pose might look a bit weird but will certainly help your body a lot. Start off by standing with your feet apart at hip width. Next, hinge forward and touch your hands to the ground while keeping your back straight while doing this. Hold this pose for 5-10 seconds and come back to the original position.

Downward Facing Dog

3. Chair Pose: The chair pose is pretty easy to do, since all you have to do is pose like you are sitting on a chair, and you’ll feel the pressure which will eventually open up your chest, and also tone your legs whilst improving digestion. There are obviously some ground rules to be followed when performing this pose like keeping the feet at hip width apart and raising your arms up against your ears. It isn’t yoga if it doesn’t look out of the ordinary now, is it?

Chair Pose

4. Breathe in and Breathe out: Well this isn’t exactly a yoga pose but it is a practice that is commonly followed among everyone who does yoga. Consider it the healing exercise that will provide a boost to any yoga pose that you just did. Performing this isn’t the most complicated exercise as well. All you have to do is breathe in slowly and breathe out deeply through both nostrils. There are many alterations and other stuff as well which increases its effectiveness but we wouldn’t recommend getting into that without the guidance of a yoga expert.

Breathe In, Breathe Out

5. Spinal Twist: As the name suggests, spinal twists involves lightly twisting your lower back in order to tone your muscles and give it some activity to facilitate better digestion. Performing it does require some steps since but shouldn’t be hard once you get the hang of it. Start by making your two knees touch each other while inhaling. When you start exhaling, start moving your knees towards the left side and use your left hand slightly to aid in the pushing down. Then stretch your right arm forward on the floor while turning your head. Hold this position for 5 to 10 breaths and repeat on the other side.

Spinal Twist

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