5 Best Yoga Poses for Liver Disorder


The liver is a key player in our body’s digestive system and shoulders wide-ranging functions such as bile production, blood purification, removal of ammonia, regulation of cholesterol levels in the body, and many more responsibilities. It works hard for us, processing the food into nutrients and energy, purifying the contaminated blood, producing protein, etc., granting us all a healthy working system capable of great achievements.

The physically active life and proper eating actively support the liver in its regenerating and repairing process. A healthy lifestyle is highly effective in reversing the fatalistic episodes of liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, fatty liver condition, and so much more.

Yoga is a natural method for leading an active life. The holistic yoga practices stretch, twist, expand, and contract the body organs including the liver and facilitate a fine detoxification process.  The art of yoga comprehensively massages and vitalizes the liver assisting it in its functions for a healthy body.

Stimulate the functioning of this vital organ with these top yoga postures for liver disorder:

1. Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana): The half moon pose purifies the liver and aids in better digestion.

Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

How to do: Perform extended triangle pose (Utthita Trikonasana). Rest the hands on the hips. With an inhalation, fold the right knee and slide the left foot forward. Simultaneously, stretch the right arm down beyond the toe of the right foot. Press the right hand and heel into the ground to unbend the right knee. At the same time, lift the left leg back and higher. Keep the left leg parallel to the floor. Twist the torso slightly towards the left side. Bear the body weight on the standing leg.

2. Seated Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana): The pose refreshes a liver by treating abdominal bloating and fatigue.

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose or Ardha Matsyendrasana

How to do: Begin in Staff Pose (Dandasana). Keeping the left leg long, fold the right leg and place the right foot on the ground outside the left thigh.  Rotate the torso to the right and rest the right hand behind the sacrum. Deepen the twist by locating the left hand on the right knee. Inhale deeply to lengthen the spine and look over the right shoulder. Hold this pose for as long as you are comfortable.

3. Sage Marichi’s Pose (Marichyasana): A deeper twisting yoga pose that massages the liver for optimal functioning and provides spinal and digestive benefits.

Sage Marichi’s Pose (Marichyasana)

How to do: Begin in a seated posture with legs outstretched in front. Bend the left heel and keep it as close to the hip as possible. Ensure that the right leg is rotated slightly inward. Make a close contact between your left shoulder and inner left knee. Use this leverage to elongate the left side of the torso against the left thigh. Take left arm behind over the left leg and rest the hand on the back of the spine. Now, bring the right arm and interlock the hands together. Look forward while leaning the torso in front from the groins.

4.  Extended hand-to-big-toe pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana): The pose purifies the internal organs and increases a sense of balance.

Extended hand-to-big-toe pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana):

How to do: Stand tall on a yoga mat. Draw the left knee to your stomach. Hold the outside of the foot and extend the leg fully. Find your balance and swing the leg to the side. Now, hold the toe of the left foot with left hand and bring the right hand to the right hip. Hold this pose for 30 seconds. Repeat the movement with the other leg.

5. Gate Pose ( Parighasana): The gate pose actively stimulates the abdominal organs. Practice it for a healthy liver.

Gate Pose ( Parighasana)

How to do: Kneel on a yoga mat. Stretch the right leg out with feet on top of the mat. Bend the left knee and locate it directly underneath the left hip. The right heel and left knee should fall in the same line. Extend the right arm over the right leg and rest the palm on the thigh, shin, ankle, or floor. Raise the left arm up. Stay in this pose for 30 seconds.

Along with these five yoga poses for liver disorder incorporate breathing exercises into your daily routine for a healthy, revitalized, and young liver.

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