Yoga Poses for Digestive Health

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wind1-600x338While you’re the Paleo diet, you may experience some digestive discomfort due to gas, bloating, or constipation. While these conditions may seem embarrassing, there are ways to relieve your symptoms by doing various yoga poses.

Yoga offers so many health benefits and it also serves as a form of meditation. The following poses should be done on an empty stomach for best results. It is also recommended that you drink a lot of water beforehand but not during these poses.

Try the following yoga poses for better digestive health:

Wind Removing Pose

This pose really does live up to its name because it aids in eliminating gas and air in the abdominals and digestive tract. You do the wind removing pose by lying down and hugging each knee into the ribcage on both sides. This pose massages the ascending colon on the right side and descending colon on the left.

Eagle pose

Eagle pose is great for bringing fresh blood to all of your joints and rinsing out the digestive system. It is also great for balance and strengthens your immune system. It offers optimal benefits for every system in your body.

Downward facing dog

During downward facing dog, you are essentially creating space in your midsection. What does this do? Well, it allows for better and smoother digestion. It can also help to relieve any stress that you may be building up in your digestive system.

Triangle pose

Triangle pose is great for stretching your entire body and opening up your hips, but it is also good for digestion. It stimulates your appetite and helps with constipation. This is especially true with the twisting version of triangle pose.

Seated Twist

This pose really does the job when it comes to twisting and rinsing your digestive system. You can relax in this seated pose and twist your spine to rinse out your abdominals. The seated twist also allows new blood to flow into the digestive tract.
James Christopher, Creative Writer