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The liver is an important organ that keeps waste, toxins, and carcinogens away from the body. Yoga is a great way to detox and stimulate your liver through specific postures. Asanas like child’s pose and locust pose massage this vital organ bringing health and vitality to your system.
Yoga can be very helpful for those suffering from fatty liver disease. With yoga postures, you can stimulate, stretch, and strengthen the liver. They get rid of the fat deposits in the liver using them up as energy for the body.
In the meantime, breathing exercises known as pranayama can boost the health of your liver. If you suffer from conditions such as liver cirrhosis, jaundice, hepatitis and other diseases, practice kapalbhati pranayama, and anulom vilom regularly. Not only do they enhance liver health but also treat a variety of liver problems effectively.
Follow these following yogic techniques of asanas, pranayama and a special meditation routine to improve the functionality of the liver and the spleen:
1. Adomukhi svanasana (downward-facing dog)
2. Shalabasana (locust pose)
3. Balasana (child’s pose)
Here are some pranayama techniques you should practice for a healthy liver:
1. Anulom Vilom (alternate nostril breathing)
Gently close your right nostril with your thumb, inhale into your left nostril and close it, letting the breath out through the right nostril. Then inhale through your right, closing it to exhale only through your left. This makes one cycle.
2. Kapal Bhati
In Sanskrit, kapal means skull and bhati means shining/illuminating. Therefore, this kapalbhati pranayam is also known as skull shining breathing technique.
Take care of your liver health by consuming foods that are high in fibre, choose to drink green tea over other beverages, and get an adequate amount of vitamin C. Ingredients such as turmeric, nuts and leafy green vegetables should be increased in your diet. With these steps, you can stay healthy and keep your liver functioning smoothly.