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Out of the 5 universal elements in every human being, fire is responsible for strength, power, and transformation. Associated with the third chakra, Agni (or fire) can cause inflammation and indigestion when imbalanced. Following are some yoga asanas that will help you maintain the balance of this element.
This is a series of 12 poses. Start by standing straight and bringing your folded hands to the heart. Now raise your hands above your head and then bend them touching your feet. Bring one foot forward between your palms into an equestrian pose followed by a mountain pose and the eight limbs pose. Lift your chest off the ground in the cobra pose followed again by a mountain pose and an equestrian pose with the other leg. Now stand with hands to your feet slowly bringing them towards the sky. Return to the starting position.
Phalkasana, or the plank, is a great foundation pose that will help you move into other poses. It helps strengthen your arms and the abdomen. Start by getting down on your hands and knees. Keep your wrist directly below your shoulders. Spread your fingers and press down through your arms without collapsing your chest. Step back with both feet and bring your body into one straight line parallel to the ground. Hold for 10-20 seconds and release.
This pose strengthens your core muscles. Start by getting into a downward facing dog pose. Lift your right leg up towards your back while inhaling. Exhale and bring your knee towards your nose. Repeat this 3-5 times with one leg and switch legs for another 3-5 round.
Also known as the chair pose, it works your legs and arms and stimulates your abdominal muscles. Start by standing straight with your legs hip-width apart. Inhale and raise your arms above. Exhale and bend your knees so that your thighs are parallel to the floor. Hold for 10-20 seconds and slowly come back up.
Start by sitting on the ground with your knees bent. Roll back balancing your weight on the tailbone and holding the legs at a 90-degree angle in front of you. Now stretch your arms forward. Hold for 10-15 seconds and release. This pose helps in building your core and hip flexors.
Do remember, these Yoga positions will give you maximum benefit only when you follow a proper Ayurvedic Dincharya. If you have weak digestion, gas, bloating or any other digestive problem, speak to a Jiva doctor today. Click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App or dial0129-4040404
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