Digestive upsets, including heart burns, acidity, bloating, and indigestion, are very common these days. Work environments that require long hours of sitting, unhealthy eating patterns, erratic lifestyle schedules, lack of adequate sleep, and stress are some of the most common contributing factors for poor digestion. According to Ayurveda, Agni or digestive fire becomes sluggish and digestion will be hampered. The body then starts producing and storing toxins. The Ayurvedic texts call these toxic residue Ama, which is quoted as the root cause of all diseases. But studies suggest that regular practice of yoga for digestion could help boost digestion by eliminating the root causes. Let’s take a look at some of the yoga poses that could help you.
Yoga for Digestion
Supta Udarakarshanasana or the lying abdominal stretch pose improves digestion and is gives flexibility of the spine. In Sanskrit, Supta means lying down or sleeping, Udara means abdomen, Akarshan means pull or stretch and Asana is a pose.