It is believed that good digestion is the key to good health. Yoga help to improve digestive system. Yoga can be a great for relaxation, in addition to improving your overall health and well being. Here are some easy yoga poses for better digestion.
This aasana strengthens your legs, knees, ankles and chest. It also helps improve digestion. For this asana, stand straight. Now, keep distance between your legs about 3 to 4 feet. Extend your arms at the shoulder level. Inhale and raises your right arm by the side of your head. Now, bend your right arms with exhaling towards the left side by keeping your body weight equally on both the feet. You should ensure that the right arm become parallel to the ground. Maintain the position as per your comfort with normal breathing and come to the original position by inhaling. Do the same procedure with the left arm. Do this yoga pose three to five times in a day.
This pose opens up the chest, improves breathing, reduces stress, strengthens the shoulders, back and abdomen and more importantly improves circulation and digestion. Lie down on the stomach by keeping your legs together. Make a gap of 1-2 feet between the legs. Put your palms besides your shoulder and the head should rest on the ground. Now, raise your head up , try to see the roof. Maintain the position till 10 to 60 seconds with inhaling and exhaling. Come to the original position slowly with deep exhalation. Repeat the process for 3 to 5 times.
Come to lie on the back. Place your feet to the floor, directly beneath the knees. On an inhale, take your hands to your knees. On an exhale, hug the knees comfortably to the belly. Only hug in a comfortable amount. Stay here for 5 to 10 breaths, and release your knees. Repeat this move a few more times. This asana helps to relief from bloating and gas pains.
Stand straight on your mat, hands on hips, knees slightly bent. Fold your upper body over your legs so that your belly makes contact with your thighs. Bend your knees as much as you need.
Ustrasana requires you to sit on your knees with your legs shoulder length apart and knees and toes resting on the floor. Slowly exhaling, bend backwards touching your fingers to your heals and hold the position till 5 to 10 seconds on your comfort level. This pose helps to activate the endocrine glands, stretch the intestinal organs, improve circulation and relieve constipation.