These 10 yoga asanas can help you absorb nutrition better
Published on:3 September 2021, 16:00pm IST
Consuming nutritious food alone won’t give you holistic wellness. Try doing these yoga poses to absorb nutrients in a better way.
Grand Master Akshar
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It is very important for the body to possess strong absorption power. This is possible because of vitamins B12 and D3. This is the reason why the yoga asana Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is famous throughout the world and practiced by millions of people globally. The sun allows the body to remain energetic and active without which there is lowered immunity, weakness, muscle fatigue etc. In yoga, Surya namaskar is considered to be a powerful mechanism to absorb vitamin D into your system.
If we are able to make time in a busy schedule for the vital component of self care then it will benefit us greatly. Practicing the following 10 yoga postures is an effective way to build the power of nutrition absorption within your body. When this is in place the food that we consume can be used efficiently by the system and this will in turn enrich the body with the required strength and stamina.
There are some people who complain about weakness in the body, lack of strength and stamina despite consuming a large amount of food. While many others face issues with their weight, and are either overweight or underweight and find it difficult to manage their weight in a positive way. In such cases, yoga can help.
The following 10 yoga postures can prove to be extremely beneficial.
Stand tall with big toes touching and heels together.
Draw in your abdominals and relax your shoulders down and back.
Breathe 5-8 breaths while actively engaging your leg muscles.
It’s a great pose for seniors to keep their postures tall and strong.
Keeps the feet healthy.
Hakini Mudra in Vajrasana – Thunderbolt pose
Kneel down and rest your pelvis on your heels
Keep your heels slightly apart from each other
To practice this gesture, first bring the palms to face one another a few inches apart. Bring the fingertips and thumbs of both hands together, allowing them to maintain light contact. The hands can then be raised to the level of the third-eye chakra, in the center of the forehead.
Santolanasana – Plank Pose
Lie on your stomach
Place your palms under your shoulders and lift your upper body, pelvis and knees up
Use your toes to grip the floor and keep the knees straight
Ensure that your knees, pelvis and spine are aligned
Your wrists must be placed exactly below your shoulders with your arms kept straight
Ashtanga Pranamasana – Eight-limbed bow pose
From Santholanasana, drop your knees to the floor.
Lower your chest and place it in-between your palms
Only your toes, knees, palms, chest and shoulders touch the floor
Tuck your elbows inwards and point them up
Ensure that your pelvis and stomach is off the floor
Exhale and bend down or lift up the right leg. Hold the big toe, extend the leg ahead inhale and look up as you straighten your arms
Try to keep the legs and knees straight throughout the practice.
Repeat this asana on the other side
Yoga is ideally to be performed early in the morning on an empty stomach for maximum results. In case you are unable to find time in the morning, make sure that before you practice in the evening you have given sufficient gap between your last meal and your yoga practice.
Grand Master Akshar is an internationally acclaimed Spiritual yogic master. He is the founder, chairman and course director of Akshar Yoga and president of World Yoga Organisation. He is also the President of the International Siddha
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