Top 6 yoga asanas to improve kidney health.
You can be ideally healthy and fit. Even then health needs to be maintained. Few changes in your lifestyle will not only give you more strength and energy but will also increase your immunity and will protect you from various diseases throughout your lifetime.
It is also important to pay attention to all the organs of our body. Ultimately all healthy organs make a healthy individual. A minuscule organ that needs our attention and which needs to be maintained healthy is the kidney.
Kidneys are a fist-sized organ located at both sides of the spines below the rib cage between the 9th thoracic and the 2nd lumbar vertebrae. They perform diverse crucial functions.
Most importantly they remove the waste and extra fluids from our body. They also remove the acids that are by-products produced by the cells in our body and helps to maintain the water balance and PH as well.
Along with this, they also maintain a healthy balance between salts and minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus in our blood which is further required for the proper functioning of other organs.
There are several ways through which you can unleash the ideal health of your kidney through a good and nutritious diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
Nevertheless, here are some important yoga poses that will help in the proper kidney function as they release the fatty acids and toxins from the body by stimulating kidney compression.
BHUJANGASANA (COBRA POSE)
The cobra pose improves digestion by stimulating abdominal organs. This yoga pose increases the flexibility of spines while stretching the shoulders and strengthening the spine and shoulders.
Relieves fatigue and stress. Moreover, it improves the circulation of blood and oxygen, especially through the spine and kidneys.
Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)
Paschimottanasana helps in increasing appetite, reducing obesity, and cure diseases. It is a therapy for insomnia, infertility, sinus, and high blood pressure. it stimulates the kidney and relives the symptoms of menstrual discomfort and menopause. it also soothes headaches, anxiety, and fatigue.
NAUKASANA (BOAT POSE)
Naukasana stimulates kidneys, intestine, thyroid and prostate. it increases the strength of abdominals, hip flexors and spine. it helps in regulating blood flow at sugar level. along with this it also provides additional benefits to our muscles of arms thighs and shoulders.
How to perform NAUKASANA
BADDHA KONASANA (BOUND ANGLE POSE)
Baddha konasana compresses the kidneys by engaging the backbone which helps in proper blood flow through it. It improves the flexibility of the inner thighs, groins, and knees also improves their muscles.
It resolves digestion complaints and removes menstrual discomfort. It stimulated the abdominal organs beneficially improving the health of the kidney, prostate gland, and ovaries. In addition to all this, it also helps to open up the lower back and removes sciatica.
Way to implement baddha konasana pose.
SETU BANDHASANA (BRIDGE POSE)
Setu Bandhasana stretches the neck, spine, and hips. It helps to eliminate stress and mild depression. It increases the blood flow in the abdominal organs like kidneys and intestine and stimulate lungs and thyroid glands. It also opens up the chest head and shoulders.
Correct Setu bandhasana posture.
Marichyasana also stimulates kidneys and liver. If done on a regular basis it helps to relieve muscle pain and fatigue. It clams and relaxes your mind and body. It is highly beneficial in relieving sciatica pain.
These yoga asanas for the kidney will help to increase relaxation. They will also help in managing water retention in your body and also improve your sleep schedule and your body will feel well-rested. A well-rested stress-free body can perform all the life-sustaining functions more efficiently.
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Some of these yoga asanas and pranayama also facilitate intense internal cleaning and will remove toxins from your body. If you try these yoga asanas on a regular basis, you will definitely feel fitter, active, and energetic along with a healthy and well-functioning kidney.
Please consult you physician or nephrologist (a type of doctor that specializes in treating diseases of the kidney) before attempting these yoga poses. Also, Yoga poses are best performed and hence beneficial when learned and practiced under the presence of a professional yoga teacher.