According to an old Ayurveda quote saying, “Roga Sarvepi Mandagnau”, bad digestion is the root cause of all lifestyle disorders in human beings. So, while most of us take care of how we look on the outside, we do not focus on what is going inside our body, especially in and around our digestive system. However, let us tell you that having a healthy gut is important and while eating properly can be highly beneficial, yoga too can help in maintaining your digestive health.

In fact, when your digestive health is compromised due to overeating and improper eating habits, it can lead to acid reflux, gas, bloating, and indigestion. Not just that, these immediate symptoms can also result in nausea and insomnia and eventually, lead to weight gain.

How is yoga beneficial in improving digestion?

Anshuka Parwani, a celebrity fitness trainer who is known for her holistic approach to yoga, in her latest Instagram post has revealed how yoga is vital for gut health.

“Bloating, indigestion, and gastrointestinal issues are common symptoms of an unhealthy gut. Along with the combination of nourishing your body with healthy foods and essential nutrients, yoga can also play a vital role in detoxifying the gut and maintaining its health,” she mentions in her video.

Yoga asanas for digestion

According to Anshuka Parwani, who trains multiple film celebrities, here are a few asanas you can do daily to improve your digestive health, and their benefits:

1. Trikonasana or triangle pose

Since the triangle asana aids in compressing and subsequently releasing the colon, it stimulates the movement of accumulated toxins trapped in the body. Hence, it is highly beneficial in a better digestive health.

2. Uttana shishosana or puppy pose

If someday you end up eating a lot of food and you suffer from bloating or acid reflux, try the puppy pose as it is useful for stretching the belly to relieve cramps after a large meal.

Also, read: 5 yoga poses to perform after eating for better digestion and weight loss

3. Paripurna navasana or boat pose

Since the diaphragm is elevated during the boat pose, it allows air to flow through your abdomen, thereby stimulating the internal organs. Hence, it relieves pressure from both the liver and stomach, aiding digestion.

Boat pose is great for the core. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Setu bandha sarvangasana or bridge pose

This yoga asana actually stimulates and stretches the abdominal muscles and helps in bringing the organs into better alignment. In fact, it stimulates the thyroid too, which is important for digestion and metabolism.

5. Supta matsyendrasana or spinal twist on back pose

The yoga pose helps in alleviating constipation and bloating. Overall, it supports general digestion.

So, wait no more. Make these poses a part of your daily routine and your tummy will thank you for it.

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