September 27, 2016

4 yoga positions for better digestion

The digestive system is also important as the cardiovascular and nervous system, because the proper digestion of food and normal internal balance in terms of intestinal microflora and digestive enzymes is one of the links in the preservation of health and normal functioning of all organic system.

The problems that most people feel as constipation, pain in stomach after eating, diarrhea, spasms in the gut, heartburn or bloating can be characterized by one name - digestive disorders. 

They are not rare in humans, and sometimes they can be a sign of more serious diseases in digestive tract


Therefore, we need to nurture our digestive system, as mentioned difficulties would not create accompanying mental ailments as nervousness, depression caused by feelings of discomfort and pain.


Is there any alternative method to solve the problem with digestion disorders?


Yoga as traditional skill has found the application in the treatment of poor digestion. It is enough to apply one of four daily yoga asanas for solving the problem of poor digestion and in the coming period you will feel the change in the absence of flatulence, pain, cramps and unpleasant feelings in the stomach.


1. Marjariasana - position of cat


If you have problems with pain in the lower abdomen or sacral spine, try this asana which works on the principle of internal massages on the digestive organs. The position of the cat has a beneficial effect on blood circulation in the lower abdomen, which is important for elimination of menstrual cramps, pain due to inflammation of the bladder, but also calms the mind and relieves anxiety.

How to perform the position of cat?


2. Ardha Pawanmuktasana, position to release the flatulence


If you feel a swollen abdomen or you have problem with chronic constipation, you should try this asana. It effectively relieves intestinal gasses, encourage circulation to the lower abdomen, which why ardha pawanmuktasana is applied in therapy treatment to balances menstrual disorders, infertility and impotence.


3. Jathara Parivartanasana, torsion of the spine in the supine position


This asana massages and stimulates the abdominal organs and successfully calms the entire nervous system. It stimulates the stomach, liver, pancreas and spleen, and improves the digestive system. It relaxes the stiffness and increases flexibility in the hips, shoulders, chest, lower back and spine. In addition, it improves blood circulation and helps prevent headaches, migraines, and insomnia. It is a good exercise for those who sit a lot because it stretches, flattens and relaxes the entire spine and lower back muscles.


4. Ardha Matsyendrasana, torsion of the spine in the sitting position


Due to the movement known as  torsion of the pelvis, it increases blood circulation in the lower abdomen, gently massaging the intestines, liver and pancreas, which affects the better digestion and secretion of intestinal juices and enzymes necessary for normal and regulated digestion. In addition to functioning of the digestive system, this asana relax and kidneys, lungs, and whole nervous system.