The liver is one of the most important organs of the human body. It plays a key role in digestion and overall health. The main function of the liver is to receive what passes through intestines and keep toxins as well as harmful carcinogens away from the bloodstream. If the liver is not functioning properly, you can become over-encumbered with toxins and the could be recirculated into the blood.
The liver also works to break down pharmaceutical medicine and hormones as well as convert stored sugar into glucose. It also stores some vitamins and iron for the body’s use.
As liver plays important role in the human body which makes it more prone to disease. However, incorporating a healthy diet and several yoga practices may help you to unclog and detoxify the liver which will help it to function at its best.
Here are the yoga poses to keep your liver healthy.
1) Kapalbhati Pranayama
This yoga asana is breathing exercise which boosts the health of the liver. This posture is very effective to prevent liver disease like hepatitis, cirrhosis and jaundice. Kapalbhati also helps in the functioning of the spleen. To practice this asana, sit cross-legged on the surface. Following this inhale deeply and breathe out forcefully through your nostrils. For better results, you need to practice it every day at least for 15 minutes.
2) Ardha Matsyendrasana
This yoga posture is highly recognised for its benefits for the liver. The asana strengthens and stimulates the liver by exhorting in pressure on it. It is very for liver which is damaged by fibrosis, apotheosis, inflammation and stress. To practice this yoga posture by sitting cross-legged and crossing your left foot over the right one. Following this, you should raise knees above the surface and point towards. After this move your right hand over your left leg and hold your left foot. Next, press your left leg gently against your abdomen, turning your head to the right side at the same time.
This yoga posture is effective for people who are suffering from fatty liver diseases. This asana stimulates and stretches the liver. It used the fat deposit in the liver as an energy source for the body. To practice, this pose lies on your stomach and raise your legs and upper body at the same time. Following this, hold your feet with your hands, making your body look like a bow with your arms acting as the bow strings. Stay in this pose for as long as you can. For better results, repeat the exercise as many times as you can.