15 yoga poses for digestion problems

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15 yoga poses for digestion
15 yoga poses for digestion

Today we have picked up for you 15 yoga poses for digestion problems that will help to regulate the digestive system and improve the body as a whole.

A pose of the cat (Marjarisana):

This pose stretches the anterior abdominal wall, thanks to which there is a message of the abdominal cavity organs, stimulating digestion processes.

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How to do :

  • Stand on all fours, arms, and hips – perpendicular to the floor.
  • On the exhalation, pull in your stomach and, resting your hands and knees on the floor, arch your back like a cat.
  • In this position, perform 3 deep breathing cycles.

Contraindications:

  • This asana is not recommended for pregnancy and knee joint diseases.

A pose of the cow (bitilasana):

This posture has a therapeutic effect on the digestive system because when the spine is bending, the blood flow to the stomach and intestines is increased.

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How to do:

  • Stand on all fours, arms, and hips – perpendicular to the floor. Head in neutral, gaze lowered to the floor.
  • On inhaling, spread the shoulders away from the ears, look up and bend your back. In this position, perform 3 deep breathing cycles.

Contraindications:

  • This asana is not recommended for pregnancy and knee joint diseases.

Pose with knees on the chest (apanasana):

This pose is also called the “pose of freeing the wind”. It has a beneficial effect on the organs of the digestive and genitourinary systems.

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How to do:

  • Lie on your back, exhale and bend your knees.
  • Inhale, put your hands forward and grasp your knees.
  • On the exhalation, hug your knees, pressing them to your stomach. Hold in this position for 5-10 breaths.

Contraindications:

  • This asana is not recommended for pregnancy and knee joint diseases.

A pose of the bridge (bandhasana):

This pose stretches the abdominal muscles, which provides an optimal location of the digestive system in the abdominal cavity. Also, during the execution of this asana stimulates the thyroid gland, which improves metabolism.

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How to perform:

  • Lie on your back. Bend your knees and put feet on the width of the pelvis, hands lie on the sides and stretch to the heels. The outer edges of the feet are parallel to each other.
  • Pull your feet, stretch out through the coccyx and lift the pelvis.
  • Tie your hands under the pelvis and, if there are no unpleasant sensations, take turns to move your shoulders towards each other. In this position, perform 3 deep breathing cycles.

Contraindications:

  • This asana is not recommended for neck and back diseases.

A pose of onions (dhanurasana):

This position activates the digestive system, relieves tension, stimulates metabolism, promotes oxygenation of organs, improves kidney function.

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How to do:

  • Lie down face down. Bend your knees and grip your ankles.
  • Push the feet from the head, squeeze your ankles on your hands, keeping your knees on the width of the pelvis, and lift the chest from the floor. In this position, perform 3 deep breathing cycles.

Contraindications:

This asana is not recommended for pregnancy, high or low blood pressure, insomnia, migraines or back problems.

A pose of the Cobra (bhujangasana):

This pose stimulates intestinal peristalsis, activates and works the organs of the abdominal cavity and relieves tension.

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How to do:

  • Lie on your stomach, feet are slightly apart. Put your hands under your shoulders.
  • Stretch out from the coccyx and push the chest forward and upward. Keeping your elbows pressed against the body, stretch your arms to a comfortable distance behind your back. Look up a bit.

Contraindications:

This asana is not recommended for pregnancy, headaches or back problems.

A pose of the plow (halasana):

Regular execution of this position helps to reduce the fat layer, stimulates digestion and thyroid function, improves metabolism.

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How to perform:

  • Lay down on your back, bending your knees. The feet are on the floor, hands are along the body at the sides.
  • Relax your knees, press your hands on the floor and lift your legs up. Carry out a breathing cycle in this position.
  • Lower your legs behind your head until this position is comfortable for your neck.

Contraindications:

This asana is not recommended for pregnancy, high blood pressure, asthma and pain in the neck or shoulder girdle.

A pose of a camel (ustrasana):

This pose activates and stimulates the work of the abdominal organs, relieves stress, relieves the symptoms of heartburn.

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How to do:

  • Stand on your knees, placing them on the width of your pelvis, put your hands on your hips, pull the body up, stretching your ribs and loosening your lower back.
  • Lean back and grasp your heels. With an exhalation, bend in the chest and lower back, pulling your head back.
    Hold the torso by stretching the muscles of your legs.
  • Hold for 30 seconds.

Contraindications:

This asana is not recommended for high or low blood pressure, migraines, back or neck disease.

A pose of the locust (salabhasana):

This pose strengthens the abdominal wall, helps to get rid of the symptoms of bloating, stimulates metabolism.

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How to do:

  • Lie on the mat face down, the big toes together.
  • Tie your hands behind the rump.
  • On a deep breath, lift the chest and legs from the floor. In this position, perform 3 deep breathing cycles.

Contraindications:

This asana is not recommended for pregnancy, headaches or back problems.

A pose of the boat (navasana):

This pose elevates the diaphragm and reduces pressure on the stomach and liver. Thanks to the involved muscles of the back, the process of digestion of food improves.

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How to do:

  • Sit on the floor, bend your knees, put the feet on the floor exactly in front of you.
  • Roll your palms up and extend your hands forward so that they touch the outer surface of the knees.
  • Lean back so that the torso is at an angle of 45 degrees to the floor.
  • Slowly lift and straighten your legs so that they are diluted in the shape of the letter V.
  • Straighten the chest, strain the abdominal muscles and stay in this position. In this position, perform 3 deep breathing cycles.

Contraindications:

This asana is not recommended for pregnancy, menstruation, neck or back diseases, insomnia, asthma, headaches, diarrhea, migraines, heart problems or low blood pressure.

A pose of the hero (virasana):

This pose stretches the abdominal muscles, which ensures the optimal location of the digestive system in the abdominal cavity and helps to relieve cramps in the abdomen.

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How to do:

  • Sit down on your knees.
  • Put your hands on the floor in front of you and lift your hips slightly so that you can spread your feet on both sides.
  • Carefully drop on the floor, sitting between the feet, the lifts of which touch the floor. Pull your back and pull in the ribs.

Contraindications:

This asana is not recommended for diseases of the knees, ankles or heart.

Pose of the dog face down (adho mukha svanasana):

During the execution of this position, the abdominal cavity is slightly reduced, which contributes to the effective massage of the internal organs. The pose of the dog with its muzzle down is effective in excess of bile, stomach pains, constipation and other problems with digestion.

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How to do:

  • Stand on all fours: palms on the width of the shoulders with your fingers forward, knees and feet on the width of the shoulders, hips, and arms are perpendicular to the floor.
  • Bend in the lower back, with an exhalation, pushing your hands away from the floor, take your buttocks back and up.
  • Extend arms, neck, back in one line, seeking to increase the internal space in each joint.
  • Straighten your knees, press your heels to the floor.
  • Stay in the pose for 1 minute.

Contraindications:

This asana is not recommended for pregnancy, high blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, diarrhea, headaches.

The position of the child (balasana):

This pose helps to get rid of nausea and heartburn, gently stimulates the process of digestion.

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How to do:

  • Get on your knees, legs slightly apart.
  • Stretch your arms forward, stretching them in front of you.
  • Put the relaxed body on your hips, and your head on the floor. In this position, perform 3 deep breathing cycles.

Contraindications:

This asana is not recommended for pregnancy,

A pose of the triangle (tricosana):

This pose strengthens and lengthens the lower body and abdominal muscles. Provides a message of the digestive organs, while stimulating blood flow in this area.

How to do:

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  • Stand up straight. Dilute the legs a distance of about 1 meter. Knees are straight, feet are parallel to the floor.
  • Take care that there is no deflection in the lower back.
  • Turn your right foot to the right side. The left hip moves slightly forward.
  • Pull your arms out to the sides to the horizontal position. Drag your left hand to the left, right – to the right.
  • Lean to the right with arms outstretched, keeping hands in the same plane. Place the right hand on the lower leg, the arm should be perpendicular to the ground.
  • Stretch your left hand up in a line with your right hand. In this position, perform 3 deep breathing cycles.
  • Repeat the other way.

Contraindications:

This asana is not recommended for low blood pressure, headaches, diarrhea, knee, ankle, back and neck diseases.

A Pose of the bent candle (viparit Karani):

This posture improves blood circulation, reduces anxiety, depression, stress, relieves arthritis, digestive problems, respiratory diseases, insomnia, headaches.

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How to do:

  • Sit sideways against the wall, the wall should be on the left side.
  • Lay down on the right side, facing the wall, while the buttocks should touch the wall.
  • With your hands, raise your feet on the wall and roll to the left on your back.
  • Relax your arms, stretching them along the sides. The palms are turned up (more open, perceiving position) or turned down (for grounding). In this position, perform 3 deep breathing cycles.

Contraindications:

This asana should not perform in the presence of eye diseases, such as glaucoma.

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