Easy Yoga Asanas for a Healthy Liver

A healthy body means a healthy mind and a happy life. You need to make a lot of changes in your sedentary life to keep our body fit. We need to maintain our body and take care of our organs.

The liver is the largest organ of our body and plays a very significant role in the functioning of our body. It plays a key role in digestion and overall health. Every minute, it receives 30 percent of the circulating blood and works restlessly to remove toxins and carcinogens from our blood. It also helps in distributing and storing the nutrients and metabolizes carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Eating a balanced diet, reducing smoking and alcohol intake will lead to a healthy liver. But along with that, some yoga asanas detoxify our liver. With proper alignment and twists, they help in improving the digestion and reduces the back pain.

So vedyou is here with a list of 5 easy yoga asanas to keep your liver healthy. Include them in your daily routine for best results.

5 Easy Yoga Asanas for a Healthy Liver

Kapalbhati Pranayama

This asana includes breathing exercise that boosts liver health. Kapalbhati helps in preventing liver diseases like hepatitis, cirrhosis, and jaundice and also helps in the functioning of the spleen.

To do this:
• Sit cross-legged on the floor,
• inhale deeply and exhale out forcefully through your nostrils. For best results, do this at least 15 minutes daily.

Kapalbhati Pranayama

Naukasana/Boat Pose

The Naukasana or the Boat pose is another yoga asana, which is effective for treating liver cancer. This exercise stimulates and strengthens the liver functioning and helps clean all the toxins from your body.

To do this:
• Lay down on your back.
• Raise both the upper and lower portions of your body, making your body rest on your buttocks.
• Rest your hands in the air beside your body.
• Stay in this position for at least 2 minutes.
• Repeat 10 times a day.

Boat Pose

Ardha Matsyendrasana/Seated Spinal Twist

It is the best pose for the liver. It helps in eliminating the liver ailments. It stimulates and improves the metabolism of the liver. Seated Angle pose also stretches shoulders, improves spine flexibility and overall digestion.

To do this:
• Sit down on the floor with your back straight and legs stretched out.
• Bend your right knee and put it over your left leg.
• Now turn your torso towards the right and place your right hand behind you and your left one on the floor.
• Hold for at least a minute and release.
• Repeat the same on the other side.

Seated Spinal Twist

Dhanurasana/Bow Pose

The bow pose is a very easy asana for strengthening the liver. It is very effective for those suffering from Hepatic Steatosis or fatty liver diseases. It stretches the liver and uses the fat deposits in the liver as an energy source.

To do this:
• Lie down on the floor on your stomach and keep your body straight.
• Raise your legs and torso off the floor
• Hold your ankles with your hands, and form a bow-like a shape.
• Hold for a minute and repeat at least 10 times.

Bow Pose

Gomukhasana/Cow Face Pose

It is one of the best asanas for treating cirrhosis. Cirrhosis prevents oxygenation and blood flow and your liver are unable to remove the toxins and pathogenic bacteria and metabolizes fats.

To do this:
• Squat on the floor with one leg crossed over the other.
• Stretch your spine.
• Place your hands on your back with one over the shoulder and one over the rib area.
• Clasp your hands and hold for a minute.
• Repeat it at least 10-15 times.

So include these yoga asanas in your daily routine to keep your liver healthy, active and detoxify your body from the toxins and bacteria. Be healthy, stay fit and twist a lot.