More than 60% of the disorders in humans are related to the digestive system. The digestive system is the source from where we get energy from other activities. So, any breakdown in the digestive system or weak digestive system can lead to malfunctioning of other organs. For a strong digestive system, your digestive track must be cleaned from toxic substances.
Yoga is a very good way to keep a healthy body and mind. In yoga, there is rhythmic contraction and expansion of your muscles. This keeps the digestive system, circulatory system and nervous system healthy. Here are the four Yoga, which you must practise daily, for a healthy digestive system.
Parivrtta Anjaneyasana: in simple words it is high lunge twist. You will have to high lunge, putting a left leg on the rear. Then fold your hands in prayer position, in front of your chest. Take a long deep breath, while exhaling; twist your body to the right from the abdomen. You left elbow will be touching your right thigh from the front, while the right elbow will be in the air. Keep breathing, hold the position for 15 to 30 seconds.
This yoga will improve digestion by strengthening gluteus muscles. All your adnominal organs will be active in this yoga. It also improves your balance and stretches thigh muscles.
Adho Mukha Shvanasana: better known as 1 leg downward dog. Make the posture of the downward facing dog, and then slowly rise up one leg in the sky. Don’t fold your leg and hold it for 5 to 7 breaths, and then repeat another side. It may be quite challenging but, you will improve with practice. You will get relieve from back pain, headaches, insomnia. It is the best yoga for relieving stress and obviously improves digestion.
Dandasana: the plank pose is done from the push-up position. Push your body up from the floor, keeping your spinal cord erect. Your body weight will be supported by palms and toes. Pull your abdomen inside. Other than good digestion it helps in strengthening arms, wrists and spine.
Naukasana: you will have to make your body in the shape of a boat. First, sit with straight legs, on the ground. Then lift up both of your legs making a 30-degree angle on the floor. Lean back gently, and stretch your arms in the air, parallel to the ground. Hold the position for around 20 seconds, and again resume it. This yoga works great on glands and relieving stress.