We often indulge in over eating and later regret because of the consequences we have to face. Gulping down a whole lot of oily fried food can put us in trouble. Though we consider this a one-time problem and resort to quick fixes like popping a tablet in our mouth. But if you face indigestion now and then, then you might want to take this trouble a little more seriously.
Instead of adopting short-term measures, you could take a step closer to yoga that will help you fix stomach troubles once and for all. Yoga postures help you keep your bowel movement at peak and calms down the nervous system. The improved blood circulation helps as well.
Here is a list of 6 yoga postures to help you ease out the stomach troubles and restoring the hormonal balance in your body.
#1. Tiryaka Bhujangasana or the Cobra Pose
“Teriyaki” means triangular or diagonal, “bhujanga” means snake and “asana” means pose. This is one of the poses that can help you get relieved from indigestion. It has some benefits to offer, not only for your stomach related problems but otherwise also.
The pose stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest, and abdominals, improves menstrual irregularities, stimulates organs in the abdomen, like the kidneys, relieves stress and fatigue, improves digestion and improves circulation of blood and oxygen, especially throughout the spinal and pelvic regions
#2. Marjariasana or the Cat Cow Pose
The Marjariasana or better known as the cat pose has a lot of benefits. The flexibility of the spine and back muscles are maintained with the help of this asana. It incorporates the feline stretch during the entire yoga workout session.
Marjari means Cat. The next pose in the series is the Cat-Cow pose. It is simple to do and has various benefits when performed with accuracy. Massages and stimulates organs in the belly, like the kidneys and adrenal glands, creates emotional balance, relieves stress and calms the mind and improves posture and balance. The position also helps in strengthening and stretching the spine and neck.
#3. Paschimottanasana or the Seated Forward Bend
The name paschima means “west” or “back” or “back of body, ” and uttana means “intense stretch” or and asana means “posture.” Seated forward fold is the third pose in the series. It provides a stretch to the back side of the body from the heels to the neck. This pose also helps in calming the nervous system and emotions and stimulating the reproductive and urinary systems. This pose also tones the shoulders.
#4. Trikonasana or the Triangle Pose
The fourth asana in the series is excellent if done properly and consistently plus there are many benefits of triangle pose. This pose stretches legs, muscles around the knee, ankle joints, chest, and spine, strengthens abdominals, obliques and back, stimulates the function of abdominal organs, relieves stress, improves digestion and constipation, and helps alleviate back pain.
#5. Ardha Matsyendrasana or the Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
The pose that comes in the fifth place of the series is the Ardha Matsyendrasana or the Half Lord of the Fishes Pose. “Ardha” means half, ”Matsya” means fish, “eendra” means king and “asana” means Pose. This is the half spinal twist, named after a great Yogi Matsyendranath.
This pose has a lot to offer like it tones and strengthens abs and obliques, improves digestion and eliminates wastes, relieves symptoms of backache, fatigue, menstrual discomfort and sciatica, stimulates liver, heart, lungs, kidneys and spleen, cleanses the internal organs, increases flexibility, especially in hips and spine and many more things.
#6. Pavanamuktasana or the Wind-Relieving pose
Pavan means the wind; Mukta is release, and asana means pose. Pawanmuktasana is a wind release pose which aids the entire digestive system and stimulates the bowel movement. Along with this core benefit, this pose offers a lot more. It stretches the neck and back, the pressure on the abdomen releases any trapped gases in the large intestine, blood circulation is increased to all the internal organs, the abdominal muscles are tensed and the internal organs are compressed which increases the blood circulation and stimulates the nerves, increase the effectiveness of the internal organs and therefore the digestive system is improved.
There are a lot many other poses in yoga that you can try to relieve a stomach trouble, but the ones listed above are easy and manageable for you to get started. Once you get the hang of them, you can try more complicated and beneficial poses that help you in many ways. Yoga gives you a long term relief from indigestion and other health issues. It’s the way to live life, indeed.