Yoga is one of those meditation exercises that works not only on the body but also the mind and psychological wellbeing of an individual. On most occasions, people tend to have an upset stomach for one reason or another after they eat, but Buddha’s practice is here to help you out. A full stomach means contentment, but to help with digestion, some yoga poses will help you achieve a lot. We have done some research on some of the most effective workout positions that will help your digestive system. Here are five poses you can practice…
Malasana yoga pose is also known as Garland Pose and has many benefits for the body, especially the digestive system. This pose is classified as a hip-opening posture, which also refers to the body’s ability to squat effectively. It originates in ancient India as a pose linking to the removal of waste by the body, a good position to promote bowel movements. The pose works on improving your hips and groin area and positions your body to set your intestines in a good form to aid efficient digestion.
This yoga pose is also called the “Cat-Cow Pose” and is practiced to enhance abdominal stimulation of the digestive system. The position will have you on your hands and knees with your hips and shoulders in a steady position. Marjariasana allows you the ability to efficiently breathe in-and-out while you position your body to aid in digesting the food you just intake. Your stomach muscles will relax and contract with each breath of ease you take, and this will allow your body to adjust in breaking down the food effectively.
Adho Mukha Svanasana
The Adho Mukha Svanasana yoga pose is also called the “Downward Facing Dog” and works through the body positioning in a plank form with the shoulders and hands at a distance apart. Doing this position will help your body to gain lots of energy as well as stretching the muscles in the body to function effectively. The Downward-facing dog also works on the nervous system, which, in turn, sends relevant signals throughout the body, including the digestive system. Once this is done, your digestive system will know how to breakdown each food and send it to the different parts of the body for functioning. It will allow your body to feel less stressed and anxious to reduce the chances of bloating, gas, and distention.
Extended Triangle Pose
The original name of this pose is called Trikonasana and is a great yoga pose for digestive health. It is great for muscle toning and improving flexibility while reducing the pile-up of stomach acids after eating. This pose has the ability to reduce gastritis, indigestion, and flatulence. Extended Triangle Pose reduces constipation and puts pressure on the intestinal tract and stimulates the processes of digestion.
This yoga pose is known as Extended Puppy Nose and is excellent on the digestive system as it promotes the stretching of the stomach muscles after eating to reduce cramps and discomfort. If you had a large meal, this pose would help the digestive tract to relax and reduce the levels of constipation, discomfort, and distention.