Digestion of food is necessary to stay healthy because problems in digestion can be the cause of many diseases. In such a situation, yoga can help in relieving stress and physical problems as well as stomach related problems. To keep digestion good, one should do Parsva Sukhasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Supta Matsyendrasana, Jathar and Shavasana. In this article, we will talk in detail about the yoga asanas beneficial for the digestive system- 

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To keep digestion good, people resort to yoga instead of medicine. Let us know in detail about those yoga asanas, which can help in keeping the problem of digestion right- 

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Parsva Sukhasana

It is best to do this yogasana first. This asana helps in reducing swelling and gas in the body as well as keeping digestion right. The method of doing it is given below-

How to do it -

  • Spread a yoga mat on the floor and sit cross-legged and bring the hands in namaskar mudra.
  • Now take both the hands straight up.
  • Then bring the hands down in namaskar mudra and then bend the left hand and place it on the ground near the left knee. In this posture, the elbow and hand will remain touching the ground.
  • Now raise the right hand straight up and bend as much as possible to the left.
  • Keep breathing at a normal pace while staying in this position for a few seconds and then slowly come back to the normal posture.
  • Now do the same action from the other side as well.

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Ardha Matsyendrasana

Doing this yoga improves the functioning of the small and large intestine. This asana can also help in reducing inflammation. Let's know how to do it-

How to do it -

  • Sit on the floor and straighten both legs. Now bend the left knee and place it near the knee from above the straight leg. Remember that the left foot should keep touching the floor.
  • Now bend the right leg and keep it close to the left hip.
  • Then bring the right hand over the left leg and hold the thumb of the left foot.
  • Now bend the neck in such a way that you can see a little from above the left shoulder.
  • Stay in this position for a few seconds and keep breathing at a normal pace.
  • After this, slowly come back to normal state and do the same process from the other side.

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Supta Matsyendrasana

This asana stretches the lower part of the back as well as increases the movement of the spine. This provides relief in constipation. It also helps in normalizing the digestive problem. The method of doing it is given below-

How to do it -

  • Lay down straight on the back by laying a yoga mat on the floor and spread both the hands parallel to the shoulders away from the body.
  • Now bend the right leg and place the sole on the left knee.
  • After this, while exhaling, lift the right hip a little and while turning to the left, try to touch the right knee to the ground. Keep in mind that both the hands should remain close to the ground.
  • Stay in this posture for a few seconds and keep breathing at a normal pace.
  • After this, slowly come back to the normal posture and then do the same process from the other side.

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Jathara Parivartanasana

This is a very relaxing yoga, which improves digestion and also promotes intestinal activity. Below we will know what is the method of doing it-

How to do it -

  • Lay down straight on your back by laying a yoga mat on a flat surface and spread both hands parallel to the shoulders away from the body.
  • After this, bend both the legs and bring them near the hips.
  • Now try to touch the ground by bending both to the left, while turning the head to the right.
  • Stay in this position for a few seconds and keep breathing at a normal pace.
  • Then slowly come back to the first position and do the same process on the right side.

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Shavasana

This yogasana is done at the end. In this yoga, the body can get good relaxation through meditation and control over breathing. Keep reading this article to know the process of doing it-

How to do it -

  • Lie on your back on the yoga mat and keep your eyes closed.
  • Maintain a little distance between both feet and keep the hands a little away from the body. Keep in mind that the direction of the palms should be upwards.
  • Now in this state, leave the body completely loose and keep breathing at a normal pace.
  • Your full attention should be only and only on the pace of breathing.
  • Lie down like this for some time and then sit on your side. After this, slowly open your eyes.

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By doing all these yoga asanas, one can get rid of problems related to the digestive system. Just keep in mind that whatever yogasana you do for the first time, do it under the supervision of an expert, because doing the asana in the wrong way can cause harm instead of benefit.

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