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9 Best Yoga Asanas For Digestion

Indigestion, bloating and constipation has become a common problem to most of us. It is not a good feeling at all and the sufferers know that better. Amongst many other health benefits that yoga offers, one can see a noticeable difference in digestion too. Our digestive health is directly related to our mental state. Chronic stress can affect our digestive system and Yoga can help deal with these issues.

How does yoga help ? -The twists and forward bends gently compresses the abdomen to increase the blood flow in the region. It can stimulate and cleanse your digestive system. Team this with prolonged exhalation, it can calm your mind and body bringing a physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

There are many yoga asanas that help in digestion, but here are the nine practices that I suggest that will take care of your gut :-

Yoga PoseDeep breathing Sit in a comfortable sitting position and bring your awareness to your breath. It is a massage to your digestive organs. Inhale to expand your belly and relax your belly with exhalation. Prolong your breath so that it moves slowly and steadily inside you.



Marjaryasana (cat and cow pose)– Come on to your hands and knees (animal pose). Bring your hands Marjaryasana Pose: KetchupMomsunder your shoulders and knees under your hips. As you Inhale, drop your stomach to the floor and look up with your chest and chin (cow pose). As you Exhale, round your upper back and bring your chin towards your chest (cat pose). As you do this alternatively, you stretch and contract your abdomen to facilitate a good blood supply in your abdominal organs.


Pashchimottasan (seated forward bend) sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you. Pashchimottasan Pose: KetchupMomsSit with your back straight. Slowly lean forward to reach for your toes. Move as far as you can and bring your face to your knees. By bending forward, the frontal body contracts and creates pressure on the abdomen stimulating the internal organs and improving the functions of digestive system.


Arda matsyendrasan (half lord of the fish pose)– Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front Arda matsyendrasan Pose: KetchupMomsof you. Bend your right knee and bring it closer to your chest. Place your right foot outside your left thigh. Place your right finger tips behind your tailbone. Wrap your left arm around your right knee as you slowly twist towards right. Turn your chin to your right shoulder. Repeat on the other side. Twisting squeezes the liver, which is an important detox player to clean up our system.



Sethu bandha sarvangasana (bridge pose)– Lie on your back with your knees bent. Keep your arms by Sethu bandha Sarvangasana Pose: KetchupMomsthe side of your body. Lift your hips off the floor. Lift your hips as high as you can and bring your chest towards your chin. Press your feet down and your arms into the floor. This stretches your frontal body and boosts blood circulation.



Shalabasan (locust pose)– Lie face down on the floor and interlace your fingers behind your back. On Shalabasan: KetchupMomsan inhalation, lift your chest off the floor. You can either lift your legs off the floor or keep it pressed on the floor. There is an abdominal pressure from this pose and that improves blood circulation and stimulates the internal organs.



Arda Pavanamuktasan (gas relieving pose) – Lie on your back with both the legs extended. Bring your Arda Pavanamuktasan: KetchupMomsright knee closer to your chest. By pressing the right thigh on your belly, the pressure on your belly will compress and massage your internal organs and relieve any gas that is trapped. Repeat on the other side.



Ushtrasan (camel pose)– Stand on your knees. Lean back to touch your heels. Don’t push your hips Ushtrasan: KetchupMomsforward and Maintain hips over your knees. Stretching your torso expands the abdominal area relieving constipation.





Trikonasana (triangle pose) – Stand on your feet,  with 4 feet apart. Turn your right foot to the right Trikonasana: KetchupMomsside.Spread your arms in line with your shoulder. Bend to the right side bringing your right hand closer to the right shin. Repeat on the other side. This is one of the asanas that can remove constipation and bloating symptoms.




Yoga Tip - Always remember it is better to do yoga after 3 hours of a meal. After we eat, the stomach starts breaking down the food and it takes couple hours for the food to digest. Digestion needs oxygen and blood supply and so it is better to rest your body during digestion.


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Stay Healthy......





Comments (11)

Tripti Charan Posted on Jul 20, 2018

I have recently started practicing Yoga at work. Though I can’t see any belly fat reducing due to hogging on food :p This post will keep me motivated.

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Snigdha Prusti Posted on Jul 20, 2018

These asanas are really easy and helpful to our body. Thanks for the detailed post on it.

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Nisha Posted on Jul 19, 2018

Yoga can certainly make everything right. These asanas are easy to follow and useful for health.

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Sneha Jain Posted on Jul 19, 2018

Wow these Asana are really helpful one I\'m gonna try soon

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Varsh Posted on Jul 19, 2018

I do some of these poses on a regular basis while some are new for me. Yoga does help a lot in digestion. Thanks for sharing this.

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Jhilmil Posted on Jul 19, 2018

I just knew gas relieving pose of all these, thanks for the these asanas, I shall for sure use them when needed.

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Khushboo Posted on Jul 19, 2018

These are really easy asanas. I will surely try them out. Thanks for sharing.

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Jhilmil D Saha Posted on Jul 19, 2018

This is going to be really helpful for all. Its important to follow a healthy lifestyle and yoga is a perfect medium

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Priyanka Patwari Posted on Jul 19, 2018

this is really very informative post. Yoga works on a physical level by stimulating the internal organs via various asanas..

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Rakhi Parsai Posted on Jul 19, 2018

Yoga I feel is best for the overall body and the best way to cure any and every day today ailments is to do Yoga regularly. Digestion I guess is a major concern for people across the world and Yoga seems like the best thing for the same. Quite a helpful post.

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Ruchi Verma Posted on Jul 19, 2018

So many benefits from yoga, I feel my time to start up now this !!

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Vidhya Kripashankar

Mother of two lovely daughters, I am a certified Yoga Alliance(USA) yoga instructor. I have been teaching yoga for almost seven years. I am trained in Hatha Yoga, Vinayasa Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Prenat

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