The human body is a sophisticated and intricate mechanism that can do amazing things. For effective operation, the body needs nutrition. The food and liquids we consume provide it with its nutrition. Your body gets its proteins, lipids, and carbs from digestion, along with vitamins, minerals, and water. You must make sure that your gut is working properly if you want to stay healthy. Nutrients are broken down by the digestive system and absorbed by the body for use in cell development, repair, and energy.
Some yoga poses cleanse, stimulate, and support healthy digestion. The only asana that can be done right after eating is Vajrasana. For five sets, try to hold each pose for up to 30 seconds. Here are seven asanas listed by Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar, Founder- Akshar Yoga Institutions , Himalaya Yoga Ashrama, World Yoga Organisation, that you must do daily to improve your digestive system.
Sukhasana (Happy Pose)
Place your palms on the knees while sitting up straight with both legs extended. Fold your right leg and tuck it inside the left thigh. Then, fold the left leg and tuck it inside the right thigh.
Dandasana (Staff Pose)
Sit with your back straight and extend your legs in front. Join your legs, bringing your heels together. Maintain a straight back. Tighten your pelvic, thigh, and calves muscles. In order to support your spine, place your palms on the floor next to your hips. Also, relax your shoulders.
Malasana (Waste Evacuation Pose)
Starting from a standing position with your arms by your sides, descend your pelvis over your heels by bending your knees. Make sure you place your feet firmly on the ground. Raise your hands in a prayer position in front of your chest or place them on the floor next to your feet.
Vajrasana (Thunderbolt pose)
Kneel down, placing your palms on your knees, keeping your heels slightly apart, and resting your pelvis on them. Straighten your back and face forward.
Marjariasana (Cat Cow Pose)
Begin with urdhva mukhi marjari asana. Get down on your knees, place palms under shoulders and knees under hips Inhale, curve your spine to look up
Now, perform adho mukhi marjari asana. Exhale and slightly bend your spine and neck to form an arch. Focus your gaze towards your chest.
Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
Hands should be placed on the hips when you kneel on the yoga mat. Keep your arms straight and arch your back while keeping the neck in a relaxed position. Breathe out and slowly come back to the initial pose.
Hasta Uttanasana (Raised-arms Pose)
Lift your arms above your head while standing to stretch. Take a breath in and gently arc your head, neck, and upper back back. Leaning back with your upper body, keep your arms close to your ears.
On your stomach, carefully raise your head and trunk using only your hands as support. You should glance up and slightly arc your neck back with your arms bent at the elbows. Ensure that your navel is in contact with the ground.
Do not eat out frequently if you want to improve your digestion. Reduce spicy, processed, or foods with a high fat or sugar content and increase home-cooked meals. Include a lot of fibre because it helps with digestion. Consume heart-healthy fats to meet your recommended daily intake of good cholesterol. To stay hydrated, sip lots of water. You can control your stress, regulate your sleep, and learn to eat mindfully by practising yoga.
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