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Yoga for Digestion
04 Jul

Yoga for Digestion

What is Digestion?

Digestion is a process of breaking down big food particles into the small part, which are tiny enough to go through our intestinal lining and further into our blood.


Various factors affect our digestion; firstly it’s the quality of foods we eat, followed by our lifestyle and stress level. 


Why is Digestion Important?

Digestion is essential because, without it, we cannot get nourishment for our overall well-being. And the immediate effect is increased stress levels. Stress also affects our hormones, the liver, and gallbladder, which in turn play a significant role in digestive and hormonal health. However, the consumption of Vitamin C reduces both physical and psychological effects of stress.

Digestion in humans is a complicated process because it comes from what foods we eat, our lifestyle and emotional and stress levels. If not paid attention to this, indigestion can result in disorders such as bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, brain fog, and fatigue. 



11 Surprising Fact about Digestion:-

Food doesn't need any gravity to reach your stomach in the digestion process.

Laundry detergents take cues from the digestive system.

Your stomach doesn't do most of the digestion.

The surface area of the small intestine is vast.

Stomachs vary in the animal kingdom.

Flatulence gets its smell from bacteria.

The digestive system is cancer prone.

A sword swallower helped doctors look inside the stomach.

Source:- https://www.livescience.com



Yoga For Digestion 


1. Mayurasana:-

If you practice this pose regularly, you’ll be able to eat everything you want and have perfect digestion. 

During the pose, you’ll place the pressure on the digestive organs by balancing the weight of your torso on your arms, which will stop your blood supply to the digestive organs for a moment.

Then, when you release with breathe this post here, it will be fresh, oxygen-rich blood that will flow to the digestive part and improve their function. 

It will also help move anything through that may be stuck.



2. Pavanamuktasana:-

This pose is awesome if you struggle with digestion.

Do this pose slow, and be sure to combine your breath when exhaling as you put your knees into your chest, and to inhale as you allow them to flow away. 

Do practicing this one before going to bed.



3. Paschimottasana:-

Paschimottanasana is amazing for stretching and lengthening the back, but did you know that if you add a little prop to it, it becomes an excellent digestive aid posture?



4. Savasana:-

The ultimate posture for all healing is Savasana. 

When you’re at rest, you’ll be into your parasympathetic nervous system. 

As you lie still, you're allowing all stresses to melt away, and 

It starts to heal your whole body. 

Your blood will begin flow away from your upper part towards your digestive portion of the body. 

It increases oxygenation to the digestive organs. 

It also creates the ideal environment for digestion, cleansing, and healing.



What Food to eat if you are a problem in Digestion?


Yogurt

Fish

Whole Grains

Bananas


So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do if you have digestion problem.


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