Part 2- Yoga for digestive health

Yoga asana practice activates your parasympathetic system, which is responsible for all relaxation and digestive function. Your digestive health is affected largely by the food that you eat and the lifestyle you maintain. Yoga helps increase awareness of the body and its ailments. Yoga not only helps stretch and tones the muscles of the abdomen; it can also stimulate the endocrine glands to make them work more efficiently. The entire digestive system thus becomes well-oiled and functions smoothly to improve digestive health.
When your gut is off, your whole day can follow suit. Use these yoga poses for digestion to regulate your bowels and decrease bloat. Yoga also removes toxins from the body leading to a healthy digestive system.
These are specific yoga poses for relieving and preventing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, as well as other digestive problems.


It is always best (and safest) to learn poses in person from a trained yoga instructor. If you are completely new to yoga try attending local classes first, then supplement your class practices with routines at home. Daily practice will give the best results.

 

  1. Vajrasana
  2. Backward Bend
  3. Agnisar
  4. Supta Baddha Konasana
  5. Bhujangasana
  6. Pashimottanasana
  7. Shashankasana
  8. Trikonasana
  9. Pavanmuktasana

These all definitely help to improve constipation. A special type of Pranayama called Agnisar and lastly, a Yogic procedure called Shankh Prakshalan can immensely help in chronic constipation.