Gut health basically refers to the function and balance of the microorganisms present in your gastrointestinal tracts. Having good gut health usually means regular bowel movements, digestion, absence of gas, abdominal pain, bloating, etc. A healthy gut is very important as it has an impact on our overall body and health. Yoga has been proven very effective in improving gut health, so here are six yoga asanas that will help you achieve that:
 Balasana (Child’s Pose): For this asana, kneel on the mat with your knees parallel to each other. Sit on your ankles, and with an exhale, slowly bend forward with your arms extended palm down till your forehead touches the mat. Relax your body and hold this pose for a few seconds. This helps relax and stimulate your digestive system.
 Malasana (Yogi’s Squat): Stand with your legs a little far apart and lower your hips while bending your knees. Open your knees outward while dropping your pelvis, so your calves and thighs are together. Stay in this pose for some time. This focuses on your core muscles and stretches them, improving abdominal function. It helps digestion and regular bowel movements.
Pawanmuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose): Lie on your back and exhale. Inhale while bringing your knees up to your chest and pressing them together with clasped hands. Keep this pose for a while. This yoga asana is meant to release trapped gas, reducing bloating and making it easier for your digestive system to work.
 Trikonasana (Triangle Pose): Stand with your legs far apart and let out an exhale. Inhale while you bend and touch your left leg with your left hand and lift your right hand up horizontally. Face your right hand, hold this pose for some time, switch to the other side and repeat. This pose stretches and strengthens your abdominal muscles, easing constipation and boosting your appetite.
 Ustrasana (Camel Pose): This is an advanced level asana, so don’t push yourself too much. To practice this, kneel on your mat with your legs parallel to each other. Place your hands on your hips, exhale and arch your back. Grab your feet with your hands and straighten your arms, keep your neck in a comfortable position and hold this pose. You can feel this asana’s effects deeply; it stretches your digestive organs and enhances their functions.
 Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bending Pose): Sit with your legs stretched out in the front. Point your toes towards you and keep your spine straight. Inhale, raise your arms, and stretch ahead of you while bending at the torso. This creates stress in your stomach and intestine, relieving gas and constipation.
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