According to yoga, pressure on stomach makes your kidney healthy and improve functionality.
To improve kidney functionality, yoga poses are also very beneficial like proper healthy diet. Ardha bhekasana, pasasana and parighasana yoga puts pressure on stomach thus improves the functionality of kidney. These asanas also help you detox your body and mind which makes you healthy.
Yoga poses for healthy kidney
Ardha bhekasana (Half Frog Pose)
Method: Lie flat on the floor, while your abdomen touches the ground. Press both arms onto the floor. Now lift your head and upper body. Bend your right knee and touch the right heel with right buttock. Turn your elbow so that it is facing the ceiling. Now catch your right foot with your right hand and put pressure towards your buttock – as far as possible so your foot can touch right buttock. If you feel any pain in the knee or in any other body part during this then reduce the amount of pressure you are placing on your foot. Now loosen your shoulder and elbow. Stay in same position for 1 minute and take 5 deep breaths. Release right foot and do the same process with left foot.
Precautions: Avoid this pose if you have any injury in knees, neck and shoulders. High blood pressure and migraine patients should avoid this pose.
Benefits of Ardha bhekasana : This yoga asana is beneficial to strengthen the back muscles. It also improves posture. It stretches abdomen area and chest, legs, joints, hands and shoulders. This pose improves digestion.
Parighasana (Gate Pose)
Method: Kneel on the floor. Have some distance between both knees at least hip width apart. Stretch out your right leg to the right side in a way that the sole of the right foot should touch the floor and fingers should be pointed upward. Now take a deep breath and lift your left arm overhead. Place your right hand on the right leg near thigh. Exhale and bend your waist and upper body towards right. Stay in same position for 5 minutes and take 6 -7 deep breaths. After that, get back in initial position. Now follow the same process with other side.
Precautions: Avoid this pose if you have injuries with knees, shoulders or hips.
Benefits of Parighasana: This asana stretches the sides of body, muscles and the spine. Also beneficial for asthma patients.
Pasasana (Noose Pose)
Method: Take a deep breath and Stand in Tadasana pose. Now bend your knees into a full squat position, put your weight on your legs and bring your buttocks to your heels. Now exhale and turn your knees slightly to the left and your upper body to the right. Your upper body should touch the right thigh. Now lift your left arm up, and place it on the outer side of the right leg. Now bring your right arm around your back and try to hold left palm. Turn your upper body towards the opposite side by using the left arm and turn your head towards the right. Bring your shoulders in the line with knees. Stay in this position for few seconds then return to initial position.
Precautions: Avoid this pose if you have injuries with knees, neck, shoulders and back side.
Benefits of Pasasana: This asana stretches and strengthens all joints, stretches thighs, spine and elbows. It improves digestion and posture.