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5 Best Yoga Postures  For Good Digestion

5 Best Yoga Postures for good Digestion5 min read

 Yoga Postures for good Digestion

The word Yoga is derived from Sanskrit word the root Yuj which means ‘join’  or ‘unite’.Yoga is the union of body, mind, and soul. Yoga was originated in India.  According to yogic lore, God Shiva is considered as the founder of Yoga.

With every kind of food, you eat this is very important that your body absorbs the nutrients well. Doing these yoga postures to improve your digestion will definitely help your body function better and you will feel healthy. Digestion plays a  very important role in your day to day health. In yoga, there are several postures that help cleanse and promote digestive functionality.

1)Ardha Matsyendrasana(Half Spinal Twist Yoga Posture)

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This asana name is derived from the Yogi Matsyendrasana, who first taught this asana to his students.

How to do this asana?

i)Sit with your back straight.

ii)Bend the left leg and place right foot near the buttock.

iii)Bend the right leg at the knee and place the right foot flat on the floor near outside of the left knee.

iv)Raise the left arm up over the right knee and hold the right foot with the left hand.

vi)Turn the head and look back. Maintain the position for  10-15 seconds.

Releasing position:

i)Bring the head back to the center.

ii)Straighten up the legs in front and relax.


i) This posture reduces digestive problems.

ii)This posture is extremely beneficial to improve concentration.

2)Trikonasana (Triangle Yoga Posture)



The word Trikona is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘tri’ meaning ‘three ‘ and ‘Kona ‘meaning angle. In final posture, the body looks like a triangular shape. This posture helps relieve sluggish digestion. Triangle pose is a standing yoga pose that increases stability and reduces fat.

How to do this asana?


i) Move your legs 1-2 feet apart.

ii)Stand with feet one leg length apart, knees should be unbent.

iii)Stretch your arms at shoulder level.

iv)Bend to the right side from the waist.

v)Place the right hand on the right shin bone or on the right foot.

vi)Stretch the left arm towards the ceiling and gaze at the left thumb. The left arm should be at a 90-degree angle.

Releasing position:

i)To come back, live the right palm. Straight up your trunk and bring the arms in line with shoulders.

ii)Bring your feet together and relax.

iii)Inhale bend the right knee and come back to rest position. Repeat posture and change your leg position.


This posture is beneficial for digestion as it covers all the organs of the alimentary canal.

This posture helps to reduce excess fat around the belly, waist and, hips.

Precaution: If you are suffering from back pain, Sciatica, and slip disc then don’t practice this asana.

3)Bhujangasana(Cobra yoga posture)


The name of this asana is derived from a Sanskrit word Bhujangasana which means snake and asana means posture. In the final posture,  the body looks like a hooded snake,  hence the posture is called Bhujangasana.


i)Lie on the stomach on the ground with forehead touching the floor. Extend the arms along the body.

ii)end the arms at the elbow, place the palms by side the shoulders on the floor.

iii)Inhale slowly, raise the head, neck, and shoulders.

iv)Raise the trunk up to the navel and arch the back. Maintain the posture for 10-20 seconds.

Relaxing position:

i)Exhaling slowly bring down the torso and then head and chin.

ii)Place the forehead on the ground.

iii)Straighten the arms and keep them by the side of the body and relax.


This asana solves the digestive issues.

This asana benefits the internal organs especially liver and kidneys.

The cobra posture strengthens the spine and upper body. This is a multi-muscle workout.

Precaution: People suffering from a hernia, acute abdominal pain should avoid this asana.  If you had a back injury avoid doing this pose.


4)Dhanurasana(Bow Yoga Posture)


This name of this posture is derived from the two words of Sanskrit in which Dhanur means bow and Asana means posture. This asana is known as Dhanurasana or bow posture because the body resembles a bow with its string attached to it.

Steps :

i)Lie down on the stomach.

ii)Exhale, slowly bend the legs backward at the knees.

iii)Hold the toes or ankles firmly with hands as per your capacity.

iv)Inhale, raise thighs, head, and chest as high as possible. Stretch and bring the toes. Look upward.

v)Maintain the position for 5-10 seconds.

vi)Release the hands and keep the arms beside your body.

vii)Straighten the legs. Bring down the legs, head, shoulders, and torso slowly on the mat and relax for a few seconds.


This posture is beneficial for digestion as it covers all the organs of the alimentary canal.

This posture helps to reduce excess fat around the belly, waist and, hips.

The bow posture is ideal for strengthening the core and tightening abdominal muscles. This posture offers a full body stretch that encourages easy digestion.

Precaution: People who are suffering from high blood pressure, hernia, peptic ulcers and slipped disc should avoid this asana.

5)Mayurasna(Peacock  Yoga Posture)




The name of this Asana is derived from Sanskrit word Mayura means peacock Asana means posture. In the final posture, the body resembles a peacock, hence it is called Mayurasana. Mayurasna is a hand balancing posture in which the body held. This pose will exert pressure on your digestive organs.


This posture massages the digestive organs.
This posture helps to increase appetite.

Precaution: People suffering from hernia, heart diseases, and high blood pressure should not practice this asana.

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