8 Poses for Better Digestion
Savasana (Corpse Pose)
This compression will aid elimination by stimulating the transverse colon. Savasana calms the nervous system. Relaxing in this asana helps to counterbalance the effects of stress, which leads to these conditions and will therefore address the reason for the discomfort as well as alleviate the symptoms.
Breathing deeply in this pose will massage your organs as you alternately compress and lengthen the intestines, bringing fresh blood to the epithelial cells, which are responsible for healthy gut function.
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)
Downward Dog helps you take deep breaths into your belly, pulling the navel up and in toward the back of your heart each time you exhale to nourish your intestines.
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
By compressing and subsequently releasing the colon in this pose, you will stimulate the movement of accumulated toxins trapped in the body.This asana is known to improve gastric secretions by stimulating the abdominal organs.
Setu Bandha Saravangasana (Bridge Pose)
Setu Bhanda is a great backbend for compressing the digestive organs, while simultaneously delivering fresh blood to the heart and relieving any fatigue that may be caused by poor digestion.
Ardha Pawamuktasana (Half Gas Release Pose)
Look no further than the name of this posture—Pawan (Air/Gas) Mukta (Release)—to discover its healing benefit. This pose compresses the ascending colon on the right side and descending colon on the left, stimulating the nerves to aid elimination.
Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine Twist)
Relish in this deep, releasing twist as long as it feels good.