Yoga for Digestion

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Yoga for Digestion to regulate your bowels and decrease bloat ! Yoga is a unique practice that unites not only our mind to our body but also aims to promote harmony to all aspects of our physical and emotional beings.Yoga is not just a type of exercise, but is, more importantly, a way of life.Yoga is very beneficial for digestion and gut disorders like IBS since it can help soothe the intestines. Here now we discuss about some yoga exercise for
improving Digestion system of human body.

1. Cat and cow pose :
It is a great one for waking up the spine and stimulating the organs. Start on all-fours, with your hands below shoulders and knees below hips. Lift the tailbone, draw your shoulders back and lift your gaze into cow pose. Then tuck in the tailbone, let the head drop, round the spine and draw the navel in to compress the organs. Repeat as desired.

2. Boat pose : Begin seated with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Come forward on your sitting bones and lean back until elbows are straight. Lift feet two inches from the floor and bring arms forward, palms facing the floor. Straighten your knees and tighten your core. Lift legs to create a V shape forming a 45- to 60-degree angle. Hold for 5 to 7 breaths. Lifts diaphragm to take pressure off stomach and liver creating space for air to flow through the belly.

3. Ashtanga : This type of yoga is primarily focused on ensuring synchronicity with your breathing that is maintained throughout a series of postures. The end result of Ashtanga yoga is to generate an intense amount of internal heat that will produce sweat that detoxifies both your muscles and organs to improve circulation, strength and calmness of the mind .

4. Forward fold : Have you noticed the feeling of lethargy when having difficulty digesting a large meal? When this happens, our bodies use more energy to try to process and digest, causing us to feel tired and sluggish. For an energy boost, try a standing forward fold. With your feet more or less hip-width apart and with soft knees, fold forward from the waist and simply allow the top half of the body to hang.

5. Triangle pose :
Bend knees and step  feet leg-length apart, placing right foot at 90 degrees and left foot is slightly turned in. Inhale to extend arms out to the side reaching right hand over right leg. Bring your right hand down to the floor. Stack left shoulder on top of right. Lift left arm straight up and look up. Hold for 5 to 7 breaths. Switch and do the opposite side.

6. Legs-up-the-wall :
Make sure your bolster is a couple of inches away from the wall to provide protection for your back and spine. Place forearms downs on the floor and swing legs up on the wall. Sitting bones should be as close to the wall as possible. Hold legs up for for 3 to 5 minutes. This is a restorative pose and aids in digestion by moving the body from resting mode to digestive mode.

7. Hot Yoga :
Hot yoga if very similar to Bikram, however, this style of yoga requires the room to be heated to challenge you both physically and mentally. Since the room is heated in hot yoga and you are exercising, you produce a profuse amount of sweat that represents a flushing of toxins out of your system.

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