Indigestion, bloating, and constipation are the most common digestive system as well as life-style related problems. We all experience from time to time, and they can be absolutely no fun. It is well known truth that yogasana is great for back pain relief, stress relief, breathing, as well as for mental health. And also you can improve your digestive function with Yogasanas. There are many yogasanas for digestion improvement and let us learn two important, easy to execute procedures.
Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)
It is a proven yogasasanas for digestion and if you practice this pose consistently, you will be able to eat anything and have perfect digestion. During the pose, the weight of your trunk on your arms, which will halt blood flow to the digestive organs for a moment. Then, when you release the pose, lots of oxygen-rich fresh blood will flow to the digestive system.
Way to execute:
- Kneel on the floor with the knees wide open. Sit slowly on your heels.
- Lead forward while pressing both your palms against the ground. Ensure that your fingers point at the rear of your trunk (torso) or the thumbs point out to the opposite side.
- Now gently bend the elbows to form a right angle while sliding the knees and move to the outside direction while moving your hands forward.
- Bend over the front trunk against the rear of the upper arms and bring the elbows below the navel or down to the belly.
- Then put pressure of the body on the elbows.
- With full effort and concentration, lift your body parallel to the ground.
- Hold this position for about 30 seconds to get the best results.
- Use the yoga strap to prevent elbow sliding.
- Repeat the asanas a few times before retiring.
Benefits of Mayurasana
- This asana helps tone the digestive organs and increases blood movement in the abdomen.
- It energizes the stomach, liver, spleen, pancreas, intestine, and kidneys.
- Helps prevent/control diabetes and piles.
- Detoxify the body and aids to fight fever, infections, and tumours.
- If done regularly tones reproductive organs, there by reducing all menstrual and menopausal dysfunctions. It also improves sexual activity.
- Makes the shoulders, elbows, wrist, and spine stronger.
- It reduces postural deformities (like scoliosis, khyphosis).
- This asana reduces sleeping problems, stress and anxiety.
- Improves coordination and concentration between the body and mind.
Note: This asana is contraindicated if you have shoulder or wrist injury. Also, refrain from doing this in case you are suffering from heart diseases, hypertension, eye,ear, nose infections, hernia, intestinal diseases, brain tumour, and during menstruation and pregnancy.
Savasana (Corpse Pose) – Easy Yogasanas for Digestion
Savanna is the ultimate posture for all healing. When you rest your body, parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated. This is also known as “Rest and Digest” response. As you lie still, it melts stress away and create healthy environment for your body. Blood from your extremities flows towards digestive organs. Due to this, oxygenation increased in digestive system, thus by creating an ideal environment for Digestion, cleaning, and healing.
Way to execute
- The first rule of Savasana is that you shouldn’t lie on plain ground but use a yoga mat or sheet. Keep your surroundings as tidy as possible.
- Lie in the center of the mat.
- You should lie in the center of the mat.
- Make sure that shoulders are touching the ground and your spine is straight.
- Keep your arms wide, your palms facing upward and fingers relaxed.
- Close your arms and concentrate on each and every breath.
- Be aware of your chest expanding while you inhale and contracting while you exhale.
- While doing this asana, try to stay awake and after 4-4 minutes you will feel sense of relaxation throughout your body.
Benefits of Savasana
- Savasana is one of the best yogasanas for digestion problems relief.
- It relaxes your body and muscles.
- Improves concentration.
- Releases stress, fatigue, depression and tension.
- Calms the mind and improves mental health.
- Cures insomnia (sleeplessness).
- Helps to reduce constipation, neurological problems, asthma, and diabetes.
Note: Avoid this asana if you are not permitted to lie on the back and if you are suffering from acidity.