It is a very well known fact that good digestion leads to good health. Stomach is a vital organ that keeps the body mechanism in good health and keeps acne at bay, makes you less irritable, keeps you away from diseases like indigestion and cancer too. An unhealthy stomach can also lead to poor eyesight. There are some yoga poses that help in keeping this vital organ safe from the harmful effects of the human body.
1. Sarvangasana: This pose has the ability to regulate the working of thyroid gland. These glands are responsible for the entire working of the body system, be it digestive, nervous, reproductive, regulating metabolism and respiratory system. It nourishes the spinal cord with fresh supply of blood and oxygen. It beats the nervous system disorders.
The technique is as follows: Lie on a yoga mat with your legs extending out. Now raise your legs by folding them at your knees. Place the palms on your hips to support it, and raise your body by pointing your toes towards your ceiling. All your weight should be on your shoulders. Breathe slowly and keep your chin close to your chest. Your elbows should be touching the floor and your back should be supported. Be in this position as long as you are comfortable.
2. Trikonasana: This asana helps in strengthening chest, legs, knees and ankles. It also improves metabolism and digestion. It also plays an important role in reducing stress and anxiety, leading to low acidity levels and diminishing constipation.
The technique is as follows: Stand straight and then spread your legs apart. Turn one foot outwards and turn the other foot slightly inwards. Now stretch your arms sideways. Lower one arm towards the outward turned leg by bending at your hips and allow the other arm to rise up towards the sky. Distribute your weight evenly on both the legs. When you bend down, exhale. Place your arm on your ankle. Try to touch the floor with your palm. Hold this pose for five breath counts.
Caution: If you are suffering from low or high blood pressure, neck or back injury, suffering from migraine or have diarrhoea then don’t do this yoga asana.
3. Janu Shirsasana: This asana helps in relieving stress and heals the digestive system. It relaxes the back, calf muscles and neck. It also beats insomnia.
The technique is as follows: Sit down on the yoga mat with your legs together in front of you. Now fold one of your legs at the knee and place that foot on the upper thigh of the extended leg. Now place one hand on your hip for support while extend the other hand freely. Now exhale and bend forward. Try to clasp your toes with your extended arms. Stay in this position for five breaths.
Caution: Don’t do this pose if you suffer from diarrhoea, asthma, knee injury or lower back pain or back injury.
Finally, try to do these poses in your limits.