Five Best Yoga Poses to Cure Abdominal Disorders


It is said that stomach is the center of all the action in the body. Gut, an important organ that rests in the abdomen, is considered to be a separate brain. All the energy is generated in this region and important glands rest in the stomach, which is also the seat of the Solar Plexus Chakra. However, with bad lifestyle choices, eating habits, and an unclean regime, we create disease and discomfort in the body, which results in minor problems like bloating, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, cramps, pain, or other major problems like irritable bowel syndrome, Gastrointestinal disorders, Ulcerative Colitis, etc. Stomach problems can be challenging mentally, emotionally, and physically, and create psychosomatic issues as well.


Yoga is a pure science and has some simple and effective tricks up its sleeve to keep such problems at bay. With the help of yoga postures, the practitioner can successfully and easily overcome many big or small, stomach and digestion-related disorders.


Here are five yoga poses that the practitioners can add in their practice or practice separately if they face abdominal disorders.


Seated Forward Fold or Paschimottanasana

Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana)

In the face of discomfort, one must start with simple poses that create a soothing effect. Forward folds, both seated and standing are considered to be efficient in dictating the energy in the stomach in the right direction. In Seated Forward Fold, the practitioner massages the stomach and stimulates the internal organs like kidney, liver, spleen, etc. It is suggested that the practitioners can place a pillow on the thigh and rest the belly on it. As they will inhale, the pillow will create a deeper massaging motion in the belly and on the exhale, the pillow will create compression in the stomach, where more blood can come in and create more space.


Wind-Relieving Pose or Pawanmuktasana

Wind Relieving Posture (Pavanamuktasana):

As the name suggests, the Wind-Relieving Pose works on releasing the excess wind or gas and bloating in the body, along with aiding a sluggish digestion process. First, it is performed on one leg and later on, both the legs are incorporated together. The pose is great for people with Vata (air + space) constitution. Also, those of us who are suffering from acidity and constipation can practice this pose before going to bed (gap of two hours after eating), as it will create greater ease and release any unwanted energy in the system. Exhale when the legs are pressed on the chest for enhanced results.


Half Lord of the Fishes Pose or Ardha Matsyendrasana

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose or Ardha Matsyendrasana

Almost all kinds of twists, whether spinal or abdominal have a restful and a remedying effect on the abdomen. They not only cure issues of a difficult digestive system, in fact, they also twist the spine, creating greater suppleness and length in the body. By improving the blood flow towards the digestive organs, the Half Lord of the Fishes Pose initiates a fresher supply and they are able to function more efficiently. Kidneys get activated and the liver, pancreas, and spleen also feel the stretching motion of the pose.


Bow Pose or Dhanurasana

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

A prone posture, Dhanurasana works beautifully on the targeted area, by bringing the entire body weight on the abdomen. The body enters the pose by making the torso as the body of the bow while the hands become the bowstring.  The body of the bow absorbs all the pressure and the string works as a bridge and a pressure releaser. The entire flow of the blood is concentrated on the stomach which increases vitality and rejuvenates the organs. It massages the abdomen and also works as a belly fat reducer. All the extra toxins in the intestines are pushed out gradually if the practitioner performs this pose on a regular basis.


Head to Knee Forward Bend or Janu Sirsasana

Head-to-Knee-Pose (Janu Sirsasana)

Head to Knee Forward Bend is both a forward bend and a minor spinal twist, making it a boon for the stomach and the digestive system. The forward bending motion of the torso makes the practitioner experience the richness of the yoga as it alleviates deeper stomach related problems. It stimulates kidneys and liver and helps in improving digestion. The sides of the torso, especially that of the waist are worked deeply through this pose, making it a great fat burner.


All of these asanas makeup together for a great routine to be practiced in order to alleviate digestion disorders. Beginners can simply start by adding one or two poses to work there way up to all five of them, as they get advanced with their practice.

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