4 Yoga Poses For Digestion And Detox
Nowadays it is important to take a holistic view of cleansing your system and I mean this not just with the food you take to enhance your well-being.
Practicing yoga can give you even better results. Studies have shown that the alternate stretching and tightening of your muscle can greatly help stimulate your digestive system as well as your circulatory system, in fact, they both can work more efficiently.
What’s more the yoga asana help the lymphatic system eliminate unwanted substances in the body improving your digestive health. If you are under stress, the mind-body nature of the practice can help calm responses in the brain.
Here are 4 asana for your digestive system
High Lunge Twist (Parivrtta Anjaneyasana)
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The benefits of the high lunge twist includes: strengthening your quadriceps and gluteus muscles, stimulation of your abdominal organs; improvement of your digestion and elimination, doing this will stretch your psoas and hips, helps relieve sciatica pain, develops stamina and endurance in your thighs and lastly improvement of your balance, concentration and core awareness.
One-Legged Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Shvanasana)
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The one-legged downward dog is great at calming the brain, it helps relieve stress and mild depression, it helps relieve menstrual discomfort when done with the head supported, helps prevent osteoporosis, improves your digestion, relieves headaches, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue, it is therapeutic for high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, and sinusitis; and strengthens your glutes, arms, and core.
Plank Pose (Dandasana)
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Do the plank pose and it will strengthen your arms, wrists, and spine, tones your abdomen, strengthen your core and of course improve your digestion.
Boat Pose (Naukasana)
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The benefits of the boat pose are strengthening and toning of your abdomen, hip flexors, and spine, stimulation of your kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands, and intestines; it can help relieve stress and improve your digestion,