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6 Yoga Poses To Improve Digestion

These yoga poses can alleviate pain, bloating, cramping, indigestion, or other bowel issues. They are great for people with minor digestive ailments to those who are living with Crohn’s, IBD, IBS, or even celiac disease.

 

1) Vajrasana (Rock Pose):

In this pose, your heels press on the nerve in the center of your buttocks which is said to have an effect on the digestive system.

2) Uttana Shishosana (Extended Puppy Pose)

This digestive pose is especially useful for stretching the belly to relieve cramps or indigestion.

 

3) Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose Supported) 

This yoga bridge pose is a great backbend to stretch the abdominal muscles. It aligns the digestive organs in an optimal way to allow for better digestion and flow. To better your digestion, try pressing one hip up at a time and then switch.

 

4) Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

This yoga pose opens the abdomen and lengthens the torso. It stretches and lengthens to aid the digestive system and relieve constipation.

 

5) Trikonasana (Open Triangle Twist)

Stretches and twists your belly. The twisting motion tones and energizes the abdominal organs, especially the intestinal tract and liver. 

 

6) Malasana (Garland Pose) 

This yoga squat pose helps with constipation. The body is designed to squat during elimination and this squatting pose causes the puborectail muscle to compress the narrow opening of the rectum.