What if your skin and eyes appeared pale all the time?
What if you cut your finger and it doesn’t stop bleeding?
What if you get up one morning and realize that your body is full of toxins?
Tell me, what would happen?
You would go to the doctor. He would advise you to take some tests. When the results come, you would almost fall off your chair. Because…….
….you’d realize that your “Liver” is controlling the puppet of your life.
Why wait for all this to happen and then get into action?
This article is your wake up call to get your liver’s health in place, and avoid (or skip altogether) living through a horrible nightmare.
Follow these 9 steps to strengthen up your liver and maintain it for life.
Sanskrit Name: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Steps: Lie in supine position on the floor with your knees bent and hands to the sides. Lift your hips off the floor, pressing the weight onto both your feet and form a bridge with your body interlocking your fingers under your back keeping your arms straight. Hold the pose for 15 secs and repeat.
Associated Benefits: This pose improves digestion and brings relief to tired legs.
Sanskrit Name: Bhujangasana
Steps: Lie in prone position with hands to the sides. Get onto your hands and press your palms onto the floor and raise your torso up from the waist. Keep your arms straight and rest of the body still. Look up, hold for 5 breaths and release.
Associated Benefits: This pose firms the buttocks and relieves the practitioner of sciatica pain.
Sanskrit Name: Marjariasana
Steps: Get on all your fours. Inhale and pull up your abdominal muscles towards your spine. Arch your back towards the ceiling and look down under. Hold for 3 breaths and release. Pair with Cow Pose.
Associated Benefits: This pose stretches the back and neck muscles.
Sanskrit Name: Dhanurasana
Steps: Lie in prone position on the floor with hands to the sides. Bend your knees touching your feet to your buttocks and hold your ankles with your hands. As you inhale, lift up your torso, head, legs and hips and look in front, forming a bow. Hold for 4 breaths and release.
Associated Benefits: This pose stretches the entire front of the body and strengthens the back muscles.
Cow Faced Pose
Sanskrit Name: Gomukhasana
Steps: Sit on the floor with your left leg bend and foot under your sit bones and right leg stretched out in front of you. Now fold the right leg and stack both knees on top of each other, maintaining your balance. Stretch your left arm up towards the ceiling and then bend your elbow such that the hand reaches your upper back. Bend your right elbow and take it at the back, around your waist trying to touch the left hand with the right hand’s fingers (behind your back). Look in front. Hold for 30 secs and repeat with the other side.
Associated Benefits: This pose stretches the hips and chest.
Sanskrit Name: Navasana
Steps: Sit on the floor with the legs extended in front of you. Raise your legs off the floor at an angle of 30-45 degrees and bend your knees slightly to maintain balance. Tilt back a little and stretch out both your hands in front of you at shoulder level and parallel to the floor. Hold for 15 secs and repeat.
Associated Benefits: This pose strengthens the spine and relieves one of stress.
Downward Facing Dog Pose
Sanskrit Name: Adho Mukha Svanasana
Steps: Stand straight in Mountain Pose. Bend down from waist to touch your toes and rest your palms on the floor. Step back both feet till you get into the pushup position. Raise your hips and form an inverted V shape with your body. Look down under and hold for 30 secs. Repeat.
Associated Benefits: This pose energizes the body and prevents osteoporosis.
Upward Facing Dog Pose
Sanskrit Name: Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Steps: Lie in prone position and raise your torso by taking the support of your hands, i.e., press your palms into the floor. Feel the stretch in your back and the weight on your hands and look in front. Keep your legs straight and hold the pose for 4 breaths and repeat.
Associated Benefits: This pose improves posture and acts as a therapy for asthma.
Seated Forward Bend
Sanskrit Name: Paschimottanasana
Steps: Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front of you. Bend forward from the hips and get your trunk parallel to the floor and legs. Hold your big toes with your hands. Look down and stay in the pose for 15 secs. Repeat.
Associated Benefits: This pose relieves headaches and reduces obesity.
Also check out this cool infographic on Eye Yoga moves you can do anywhere, anytime to ditch your nerd glasses.