In a study published in 2013, researchers found that a regular yoga practice led to a short-term decrease in both glucose and cholesterol levels so overtime, this ancient practice could have huge health payoffs.
When you’re looking to rev up your body’s systems, including your metabolism, you’ll want to turn to poses that would help increase digestion, absorption and elimination in your body. Be sure to talk to a yoga teacher in your area before getting started, especially if you already have a health condition as some conditions require modifications. For instance, individuals with diabetes may need to modify any pose that requires crossing of the legs or feet, as the blood can be restricted in these postures.
Curious? Try these 6 Yoga Poses at home.
1.) Downward Facing Dog: Downward Dog helps calm the mind, improves digestion and alleviates high blood pressure.
2.) Triangle: Triangle helps stimulate the abdominal organs and assists in digestion.
3.) Seated Forward Fold: This pose helps strengthen the pelvic floor and increases blood flow to the organs. It also helps relieve anxiety.
4.) Half Lord of the Fishes: Twists are detoxifying and help massage the internal organs. Half Lord of the Fishes improves circulation, which could improve glucose sensitivity.
5.) Fish Pose: Beneficial for the organs and lymph in the front body and in the neck, this pose also helps calm your mind and your heart rate.
6.) Corpse Pose: This final pose of your yoga practice helps increase elimination and assists your body in detoxification. It also quiets the mind and allows for a greater sense of well-being.
- Photo Credit For Half Lord of the Fishes goes to Yoga Journal.
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