How Yoga can help improve digestion (part 2)
By Yogi Ashwini
Yoga was documented at least 5000 years ago. We document something at its culmination, not inception, so which means this science was tried and tested for many millennia before that by our ancestors...and till date the concepts and techniques are unchallenged by modern science.Through various practices detailed in Sanatan Kriya, we are trying to access this eternal force and power...which is, and has been.
In the previous article we discussed certain ancient remedies to overcome bad digestion. Let us now take the help of yogic asans to strengthen our digestive system.
Lie down and relax the body. See that there is no disharmony in any joint or muscle. Invoke the energy of the Guru and Lord Ganesh.
Yogic Pose 1
Inhale as you slowly raise your legs above the ground. Bend your knees bringing thighs perpendicular to the ground and calves parallel to ground. Simultaneously, place your palms under your head and raise your head above the ground. Hold the pose for some time. Exhale as you slowly get back to the initial position. Repeat seven times. After completion of the pose check your pulse, it should not shoot up.
Yogic Pose 2
Inhale and keep hands off the ground in a comfortable position. Hold the breath as you raise the upper body above the ground without the help of your hands. Exhale as you get back to the initial position. There are two ways of doing this. First way by placing the palms under your head and second by keeping both hands in the front. Repeat 7 times dynamically.
Asanas which you do for digestion are usually all dynamic asanas. Relax and bring your breath count to normal.
Yogic Pose 3
Inhale and raise both the legs thirty degrees above the ground, hold the breath as you hold the posture. Exhale and get back to the initial position. Repeat seven times. Synchronize the moves with the breath. Here what you must be careful is the legs are not to go more than thirty degrees, not 60, not 45 and definitely not zero. Just a slight raise.
After the asans lie down in Shavasana. Wait for your pulse to come down to its normal count. When it comes to its normal, you get up gently.
Mail me your experiences at Dhyan Foundation website. It is advised to learn the correct way to practice the above asans at a Dhyan Foundation center near you.
Yogi Ashwini is the Guiding Light of Dhyan Foundation and an authority on the Vedic Sciences. His book, 'Sanatan Kriya, The Ageless Dimension' is an acclaimed thesis on anti-ageing. Log onto to www.dhyanfoundation.com for more
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