A good digestive system is one of the key pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Physical ailments like constipation, stomach ache, ulcers, acnes, pimples and bloating can be kept at bay if one's digestive system is in a good condition.
- Avoid drinking water half an hour before and after the meal
- Avoid eating heavy meals at night
- Do not lie down immediately after having your meal
- Practice yoga regularly
- Avoid eating junk food or oily food
- Consume fibrous food
Lack of proper digestion can be caused by over-eating, irregular food timings, unhealthy food habits and a stressful lifestyle to name a few. When the digestive system goes for a toss, we usually resort to skipping meals or popping antacid tablets. Although effective, such methods are only temporarily useful.
While it is difficult to bring a radical change in our day-to-day lifestyle, certain measures can be adopted to rejuvenate the digestive system and strengthen it. When it comes to getting the body back in its prime form, nothing works better than yoga. Apart from being a time-tested technique that has no side-effects, yoga is also well known for effectively restoring the body to optimum condition naturally without making any major lifestyle alterations.
Simply practicing these basic yoga postures can relax your abdominal organs and help improve the functioning of the digestive system:
Ayurveda – A Health Oriented Approach:
When adopting yoga, it is also recommended to consider incorporating ayurveda in your lifestyle. Ayurveda helps decide on lifestyle habits so that the body's natural constitution remains balanced. Ayurveda also provides us with the knowledge of how to prevent diseases and how to eliminate the root cause, if it does occur.
Yoga is an effective technique that helps not just the digestive system, but the entire body to get in shape. If you practice any other physical workout, yoga can be safely incorporated with that too. Like with any other physical activity, the effects of yoga take their time to manifest. A regular practice will help improve digestion, tone your body and also increase its flexibility.
So, invest half an hour everyday on the yoga mat by reposing in those yoga poses and restore your digestive system back to an optimum level.
Yoga practice helps develop the body and mind bringing a lot of health benefits yet is not a substitute for medicine. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures under the supervision of a trained Sri Sri Yoga teacher. In case of any medical condition, practice yoga postures after consulting a doctor and a Sri Sri Yoga teacher. Find a Sri Sri Yoga course at an Art of Living Center near you. Do you need information on courses or share feedback? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org