Yoga Poses That are Good for Digestive Health
Did you know that little details about how you stand and sit could be opening the
gateway to becoming physically ill? Sometimes the combination of gravity, and diet can
cause intestinal discomfort in the body. A person’s posture at different times in life could
secretly sabotage their health by making their digestion more difficult, and place a
measurable amount of stress on the internal organs. Here are some yoga poses that
work wonders for your digestive health.
Mayurasana – The Peacock Pose
This pose has long been associated with the kind of digestive calm that would set you
up to be able to eat almost anything. Masters of the form have considered this pose to
be one that can grant flawless digestive power. It is thought that the system of
deprivation and fulfillment is able to restart your digestive organs. The idea of this pose,
is that the subject places all of their torso weight on their arms for the moment, to
reduce blood supply, then release their weight and allow blood to once again flow into
those organs. When the new blood and oxygen enter the organs, the small shock
should jumpstart functions.
Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fishes
This one makes general sense in that science has uncovered the fabulous network of
canals in the body that make up the lymph system. Twists are really great for improving
the flow of liquids in the body. Ardha Matsyendrasana asks for you to twist your body so
that you are constantly flexing the amount of fluids passing through your body. As each
of the twists are performed, you are forcing everything to flow back and forth which
breaks up any fluids that have been sitting in one place too long, prevent pooling, and
help get old dead cells to disposal areas in the lymph nodes.
Paschimottanasana – Seated Forward Fold
As you can see, stretching in all of its various forms is extremely important for the body.
Paschimottanasana is associated with back health and it aids the stretching of the back,
but with some small modifications to the angle of the pose, it becomes a wonderful aid
to help your digestive process. This pose helps you push new blood into the organs by
using force against your body. Simply fold yourself against a pillow and hold for a few
seconds. When you release, the blood will flow back into your organs.