Updated: Jul 8, 2021
Life is beautiful, that’s why we sometimes eat too much. But don’t worry, we are here with some tools to help you. For that reason, today, we bring you something more than unbuttoning the jeans: Yoga for digestion. With the following yoga poses and by nourishing your gut with healthy food and delicious drinks, your digestive health will always be on the right way.
So, let’s get started with this quick routine that helps to stimulate the internal organs and increases energy levels.
1. Balasana (Child’s Pose)
Our first Yoga for Digestion routine starts with Balasana or Child’s Pose. This Asana (pose) compresses the abdomen and massages the internal organs.
Yoga for Digestion: Step by step
Begin by coming onto your hands and knees. From here, bring your knees a little wider than your hips, with your big toes touching.
Slowly lower your torso down, allowing your belly to rest between your legs, and let your forehead rest on the mat. Stretch your arms forward.
Make sure your neck is neutral and without pressure on it.
Hold for 10 breath-counts.
To come out of the pose, gently return to the kneeling position.
2. Apanasana (Knees-to-Chest)
This pose that massages your abdominal organs, reduces bloating, stomach pain, and overall tension in the body is our second Yoga for Digestion routine.
Begin by lying on your back.
Bring both knees to your chest and wrap your arms around the knees. Hug your arms together and with your hands, try holding the opposite hand, elbow, or forearm.
Make sure the back of your neck is resting against the floor.
Press your tailbone and lower back againts the floor and pull your legs a little closer towards your chest.
Ground your shoulders into the floor so the whole of your spine is parallel to the floor.
Breath deeply into your belly, pressing up against your thighs.
When you are ready to come out of the pose, slowly release the legs and come back to lying on your back.