Which is a Good Yoga Pose for improving digestion


7/30/20231 min read

One of the best yoga poses for improving digestion is called "Apanasana" or the "Knees-to-Chest Pose or Pawan Mukt asana or wind removing pose."

It is a simple pose helps stimulate the abdominal organs, including the intestines and can alleviate gas, bloating, and constipation. Here's how to do it:

1. Lie down on your back on a mat or a comfortable surface.

2. Take deep breaths to relax yourself.

3. Slowly bend your knees and lead them to the chest.

4. Clasp your hands around your knees, shins, or ankles, whichever suits you.

5. As you inhale, gently squeeze your knees closer to your chest.

6. As you exhale, release the pressure slightly, but keep your knees close to chest.

7. You can rock gently from one side to the other, massaging your lower back and increasing the movement in your abdomen.

8. Hold this pose for 1-3 minutes, breathing deeply and allowing your abdomen to expand and contract with each breath.

9. If you feel comfortable, lift your head off the mat and bring your forehead toward your knees for an additional stretch.

10. To release the pose, exhale and remove your hands from your knees or ankles. Slowly lower feet back to the your mat.

Apanasana not only improves digestion but also helps relieve tension in the lower back. You can practice this pose after meals or whenever you need to aid digestion.

As with any yoga practice, listen to your body, and if you have any medical conditions or doubt, consult with a healthcare professional or a certified yoga trainer before attempting any new yoga poses.