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Have you ever felt a stomachache when you feel anxious or stressed? This happens because there is a connection between the brain and your gut. All thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak, which is on a rise, a lot of people are suffering from the gastric problems. Many have been complaining that their stress and anxiety trigger contractions in the gastrointestinal tract has caused stress-related digestive problems.
Apart from keeping a check on your stress levels and food habits, you may try a few yoga poses to improve your digestion. These asanas may help stimulate your abdominal muscles, circulation to the gut organs, and relieve stress too. You can practise these poses at any time of the day. Throughout the session, keep breathing deeply. For 30 seconds to 1 minute hold each pose.
Practising cat-cow position can be nourishing for your digestive tract as this pose gently stretches and massages your organs, while creating a space in your abdomen.
Forward fold pose may help you increase your blood circulation to the abdominal organs like the spleen, pancreas, liver, intestines and kidneys. This improves your digestion and stimulates metabolism.
Camel pose or ustrasana helps in stretching and strengthening your shoulders and back. This expands the abdominal region, improves digestion and elimination. This pose also improves your posture and respiration.
Upward dog pose stimulates the abdominal organ and stretches the muscles which results in flushing out the toxins from the body and an improved digestion.
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