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Written by Navneet Kaur, M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics


Best Yoga Asanas for Digestion

Digestion is a fundamental aspect of our overall well-being, and when it's not functioning optimally, it can lead to discomfort and health issues. Yoga, with its holistic approach to wellness, offers a range of asanas (postures) that can be particularly beneficial for improving digestion. These yoga poses help stimulate the digestive organs, reduce bloating, and alleviate discomfort.  


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This gentle, resting posture aids in relaxing the abdominal muscles and can provide relief from indigestion and gas. 

1. Child's Pose (Balasana)

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This pose involves hugging your knees to your chest, helping release trapped gas and promoting regular bowel movements. 

2. Wind-Relieving Pose      (Pavanamuktasana) 

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This asana compresses the abdomen, massaging the digestive organs and enhancing digestion. 

3. Seated Forward Bend      (Paschimottanasana) 

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This dynamic flow between two poses can improve flexibility in the spine and stimulate the digestive system. 

4. Cat-Cow Pose       (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana) 

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The Bridge Pose helps stretch the abdominal muscles and stimulate the thyroid and parathyroid glands, which can improve digestion. 

5. Bridge Pose      (Setu Bandhasana) 

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Trikonasana stretches the muscles of the stomach, promoting digestion and reducing the risk of constipation. 

6. Triangle Pose       (Trikonasana) 

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This backbend opens up the chest and abdomen, enhancing circulation to the digestive organs. 

7. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) 

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This seated twist massages the abdominal organs, helping to relieve indigestion and constipation. 

8. Half Lord of the Fishes Pose      (Ardha Matsyendrasana) 

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While this is primarily known for stretching the back and legs, it can also improve digestion by reversing the pull of gravity on the digestive organs. 

9. Downward-Facing Dog      (Adho Mukha Svanasana) 

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Ustrasana is a deep backbend that stretches the entire front of the body, including the digestive organs, promoting better digestion. 

10. Camel Pose (Ustrasana) 

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Yoga is a holistic practice that can have a profound impact on various aspects of our health, including digestion. These ten yoga asanas for digestion offer a natural and non-invasive way to enhance the function of your digestive system. 


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