The Best Yoga Poses for Liver Health

This pose helps revitalize the liver by fighting abdominal bloating and fatigue. Sit on a mat with legs extended out in front of you. Tighten your core and sit up straight. Bend your left knee and place your left foot outside of your right knee. Place your right hand on the ground next to the right side of your butt, fingers facing away from your body. Place your left arm on the inside of your left knee. Gently rotate your torso to the right. To deepen the twist, walk your right fingers out behind your body. Stop when you can’t twist any further and hold for 30 seconds and then switch sides.

The liver is located in the abdomen; the cat stretch massages the stomach and the spine, both areas that protect the liver. Kneel on all fours. Place your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. Relax your neck and head to the ground. Start with a straight back. Slowly round your back and curve it towards the ceiling. Lower to the start position and repeat the pose 10 times.

A relaxed and loose back will enable proper functioning and detoxification of the liver. Cow pose stretches and heats up the spine. It also allows the stomach muscles around the kidneys to relax during the pose. Stay on your hands and knees and start with a straight back. Relax your head and look at the ground. Lift your hips, tailbone and chest towards the ceiling, while letting your stomach relax towards the ground. While you lift your body, lift your head and look straight ahead of you. Return to the start position and repeat 10 times.

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