Parsva Sukhasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana and Supta Matsyendrasana: yoga to improve your digestion

More and more people are opting for yoga and postures such as greeting the sun or the mountains to achieve inner and outer harmony. But just as there are specific yoga postures to reduce waist, there are also others to take care of your digestive health. Because it will be strange not to find poses that try concrete aspects of your body.

There is a growing interest in finding natural relief for digestive problems through yoga and gentle movements. The term “digestion” generally refers to the spoilage of food to provide nutrients to the body and expel waste products. But many people also use the term to refer to any symptoms arising from digestion, such as gas, bloating, discomfort, and type and frequency of bowel movements.

The gut-brain axis It is a communication system of nerves and biochemical signals that travel in the blood and connect the digestive system with the brain. Through this system, your gut can react directly to psychological and physical stress with symptoms such as stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, and changes in appetite and digestion. Yoga is now believed to help improve your digestive health by reducing stress, increase circulation and promote physical movement or motility of the gastrointestinal tract.

Seated Side Bend (Parsva Sukhasana)

This is an excellent pose for beginners and people looking to stretch the obliques, abdominal muscles, lower and upper back, and shoulders. The gentle stretch It can help relieve bloating and gas and support overall digestion. Sit on the floor with your legs crossed and your hands touching the floor at your sides. Raise your left arm in the air and then gently lean to the right side. Keep your right forearm flat on the ground as you inhale and exhale five times. Then switch sides and repeat.

Seated Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

According to experts, the twisting movement of this movement promotes the bowel regularity by assisting the small and large intestine in peristalsis. This is the movement that boosts food and waste through the gastrointestinal tract. It can also help relieve swelling.

Sit on the floor with both legs straight. Bend your left knee and cross it over your right thigh, placing your left foot on the ground. Then gently bend over your right hip and bend your right knee so that the sole of your right foot is facing your left buttock. put the right elbow on the outside of your left knee while gently turning your trunk to the left. Place your left palm on the floor to the left of your buttocks and turn your neck so that it is looking slightly over your left shoulder. Stay in this position while taking five deep breaths. Then switch sides and repeat.

Supine Spinal Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana)

The supine spinal twist pose is ideal for stretching the lower back and increasing spinal mobility. It is believed to relieve constipation and bloating and promotes general digestion. Lie on your back and bend both knees with the soles of your feet flat on the floor. Raise your hips slightly off the ground and move them slightly to the right. Then lower your hips to the ground, straighten your left leg, grab your right knee, and bring it toward your chest.

While keeping your left leg straight, gently roll to the left and place your right knee over your left. Bring your right arm back and place it straight on the ground, perpendicular to your body. Take your left hand and gently press down on your right knee for a further stretch. At the same time, leave your left arm straight and hold this position for five deep breaths. Then repeat on the other side.

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