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It is often said that doing any kind of exercise after the meal. However, yoga is an exception as it is an only form of exercise that can be performed even after any heavy meal. There are certain yoga poses that help in boosting your digestion. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on a lot of breathing that brings several health benefits. Although the most optimal time for practicing yoga is in the morning however there are also certain yoga poses that can be practiced after the heavy dinner.
Yoga poses after dinners assist in digestion and make it less heavy for your belly. This yoga poses use stretching, compression that massages the internal organs hence stimulating your digestive organ. It also activates your parasympathetic nervous system that is rest and digest mode that calm your system and boost your digestion.
Let’s take a look at the yoga poses after dinner that can boost your digestion
Sit down with your legs folded and placed your hips onto your heels. Straighten your back and place your arms on your knees. Now stay in this pose and put your whole concentration on taking deep breaths. Stay in vajra asana for at least 10 minutes and then go to your normal position.
Vajrasana is an only yoga pose that is more beneficial when it is practised after meals as it fuels your digestion. It increases the blood flow to your stomach and pelvic area that fuels your digestion and eases your bowel movement.
Stand erect on your yoga mat and widen your legs according to your comfort. Now lift your left hand and bend to your right side and touch the ground with your right hand. Stay in the pose for 30 seconds and then repeat it from the other side.
Triangle pose is a good yoga pose to try after the dinner as the stretches your oblique muscle that helps in stimulation your digestive organs.
Wind relieving pose
Lie down on your yoga mat keeping your legs stretched outwards and palms resting beside you. Take a deep breath in and as you exhale bring your right knees towards your chest and wraps your arms around it so that your thigh should press into your abdomen. Again breath in and as you exhale tuck your chin onto your right knee. Hold it there for 3 to 4 breaths and repeat it with your left leg and then both legs.
If you are struggling with sluggish digestion then wind relieving pose is best for you. Wind relieving yoga pose removes the trapped wind from your system and relieve you from gastrointestinal problems and strengthens your abdominal muscles.
Sit onto your yoga mat keeping your legs stretched outward in front of you and then bend your left leg and place your left ankle near the right hips and stack your right leg over your left leg in such a way that your both knees touch with each other. Now raise your left arm above your head and bend it from the elbow and simultaneously bend your right arms behind your back and interlock both of them. Now focus on taking a deep breath and keep your back straight. Stay in the pose for 30 seconds and the release.
Gomukhasana stretches your abdominal muscles and spine that helps in easing your digestion.
Lie down on your back keeping your arms resting beside you with palms facing towards the sky and relaxed them. Close your eyes and relax our face and whole body and allow your breath to come in naturally. Stay in the corpse pose for 15 to 20 minutes and release. This is theyoga pose that is done after ending every yoga class in yoga TTC.
Corpses pose help to revitalized all your body function and recover all your energy. This yoga pose activates your parasympathetic nervous system that is rest and digest mode.