5 Best Yoga Poses for Improving Digestion and Constipation

A healthier digestive system is considered the way to good health. And a sick one becomes the cause of many other issues. The digestive system breaks down food, digests it and leads the toxins out of the body. And any dysfunction in this process upsets many other functions of the body. Toxins get accumulated, and the body does not get enough energy to carry on with its normal functions. So it is important to keep the digestive system working and not to disturb the process to avoid many other issues that follow a bad digestive system.

Below are 5 Best Yoga poses for Improving Digestion and constipation

Yoga can help you do that. Yoga postures combine exercises with rhythmic breathing. Breathing helps in setting right the bowel movement, eliminating the toxins out of the sets the body’s workflow right. Try these below listed five yoga poses to stimulate your bowel movements and get your digestive system working like never before and bid goodbye to the unhealthy bloating and ease the pain.

Tiryaka Bhujangasana (Twisting Cobra Pose):

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Lie on the floor on your stomach. Make sure your legs are apart, and your toes touch the floor. Place hands on the floor, close to shoulders. Now lift your torso up till the waist. Keep your arms straight; shoulders pulled and necked stretched. Make sure your pelvis is pressed on the floor. Now twist towards your right and look at your left heel. Feel the stretch in the abdomen and waist. Inhale as you come to the center and repeat on the other side. Make sure you hold your breath when you twist and stay in the pose for as long as possible. Repeat 5 to 7 times. Tiryaka Bhujangasana strengthens the shoulder, spine and back.

Paschimottanasana:

 

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Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out. While inhaling, pull your pelvis in and lift your chest away from the waist. Make sure your spine in straight. Now bend down with your chest touching your thighs and head on the knees. Hold your feet with the hands and stretch the torso. Try deepening the pose by bending a little more. Gaze at your toes while you try to extend the pose. Hold the pose for about 40 to 50 seconds and then return to the starting position.

Ardha Matsyendrasana:

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Begin with sitting on the floor with your feet placed on the ground and knees pointing up. Now move your right feet and place in under your left hip and take your left feet and put it on your right thigh. Make sure you put your left foot next to the knee on the ground. Now using the core strength, twist your body from the waist onto the left side. Take your right arm all the way to your left knee and try to hold on to the left ankle from front. Your left foot points in the front and right foot points back. Feel the final twist in the waist, shoulders and your thighs. Stay there for 5 to seven breaths and slowly come back to the center and breathe. Repeat this exercise on the other side.

Pawanmuktasana:

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Lie on the floor supine. Now bend your right knee and bring it close to the chest.  Clasp your fingers and support your knee by interlocking your hands around the area below the knee. Touch the tip of your nose to your knees and keep the left leg straight. Hold for a few seconds and relax. Now alternate the sides and hold for a few seconds. Hold and relax. Repeat five times.

Marjariasana:

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Come down on your knees and hands. Make sure your arms are straight, and fingers point forward. Hands should be placed such that they are in line with the knees. Now while inhaling and lift your head up and push your spine down in a concave. While exhaling, bend down your head and raise your spine. Repeat 4 to 5 times and rest. Marjariasana improves the flexibility of the spine, neck and shoulder areas making them stronger.

These yoga asanas are designed to help you not only in strengthening your digestive system, but also gives you a stronger core and better flexibility. It helps in calming down the body and relieving stress. Practice these asanas every day to experience a change and you will for sure want to explore more of such yoga poses.

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