Lucky Soul, My Forewords-How Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation Affect Your Digestive System
We are the luckiest of all creatures as we have possession of a human body, which truly is a miracle. No other species can claim the same as they don’t have the very system needed for this.
Either the communication system or that brain ( manipulative, boasting and confident). Although the truth is that all species have their own communication system which only they understand.
Many animals and birds lovers have experienced this wonderful feeling. In other words, we can say that communication basically is an inter-species phenomenon. The intra-species communication occurs in the form of gestures.
The Power Of Mindfulness Meditation
But there was a section of the community which could communicate with birds, animals and up to the certain extent with extraterrestrial bodies ( not aliens ). We can, without any doubt, give credit to YOGIS for their extraordinary abilities to accomplish those magical tasks.
Yogis are wonderful people, not only for their abilities to put their bodies in different yogasnas and postures but for their life devoted to the wellness and upliftment of the universe by utilizing the extraordinary powers they had.
This extraordinary power they achieved through sustained practices of mindfulness and yoga. Before indulging much in yoga, first I would like to elaborate the term mindfulness.
Mindfulness means paying attention to present moment on purpose and without prejudications or judgment. That actually means to live in the present moment without worrying about the future or slugging about the past.
“Practicing mindfulness is living peacefully and successfully in present.”
So we can bring mindfulness to every moment of our lives, not just for a few minutes.
“Our life unfolds only in moments.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
If we are always present for all the precious moments, we will never miss the opportunity, when it will knock our doors. Then only we would realize the richness and depth of all the possibilities for growth and transformation.
“Mindfulness kills anxiety and depression.”
Studies have shown that those who practice mindfulness have less anxiety and depression, lower stress, better concentration, and self-regulation.
Such people socialize better and have a pleasing personality. They leave a positive impact on the society.
Mindfulness increases our mental health, and strengthen our social connectivity. William James, the godfather of psychology said,
“The education of attention would be the education par excellence.”
Yoga by Parts, Physiology of Yoga
Meditation and mindfulness are recommended for an excellent mental health. Similarly, exercise and yoga are needed for good physical health. Although separating these activities is a tough job.
Yoga can be in a certain way explained by anatomy. Yoga postures work on the whole body. Here is a brief explanation of the impact of different asanas on our body parts, very compact physiology of yoga poses.
Yoga and Digestive System
The digestive tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long,
a twisting tube that includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach,
small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus.
Organs that help with digestion, but are not part of the digestive tract include the tongue, saliva glands, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. Parts of other organ systems, such as the nerves and blood also play a major role in the digestive process.
Digestive system provides nutrients to all the cells in the body and energizes the full body. Thus well functioning of this system ensures the proper flow of nutrients in the body.
Asanas like forward and backward bends, spinal twists, inversions strengthen the digestive organs and their supporting muscles.
A most important aspect of yoga is the correct breathing pattern, an essence of yoga. Proper breathing maintains the moment of the diaphragm and other connected abdominal muscles.
A diaphragm in motion provides a gentle massage to the digestive organs such as liver, pancreas, spleen enabling the proper blood circulation and getting rid of the waste products.
Read: How Yoga And Meditation Balance Your Body Chakras
That is why it is so important to follow the instructions given by a learned yoga instructor about the breathing correctly.
Yoga poses work on the soft tissues of the body. When the organs of the digestive system are compressed in poses, stale and waste-bearing fluids in those areas are encouraged out of the tissues. Once these materials are freed up, the body is better able to eliminate them.
When an area is opened or stretched out in a yoga pose, new life-giving nutrients are able to circulate into the cells. In this systematic way, yoga poses massage the vital organs associated with the digestive system.
The Digestive System = The food recipient + The food mixer and churner+ The nutrient succer+ waste remover
The chief goal of the digestive system is to break down huge macromolecules (proteins, fats, and starch) which cannot be absorbed intact, into smaller molecules (amino acids, fatty acids and glucose) that can be absorbed across the wall of the tube and into the circulatory system for dissemination throughout the body.
The process begins in the mouth, where food and liquids are taken in and are completed in the small intestine. There are four basic steps in the process:
• Ingestion: Taking in and chewing food. Chewing food properly is important, as the enzymes
in the saliva start the process of the food digestion.
• Digestion: The movement of food through the digestive tract in combination with a chemical breakdown of large molecules of food into smaller molecules.
• Absorption: Nutrients become available to all cells in the body and are utilized by the body cells in metabolism.
• Elimination: The removal of indigestible waste in the form of urine or feces.
Better Food Choices for Better Digestion
One of the ways that Yoga contributes to healthy digestion is that you develop better observation skills and proper eating habits. That means yoga enhances your decision- making abilities regarding
- What to eat?
- When to eat ? AND
- How much to eat?
With the ability to proper eating habits and making healthier food choices, half the work towards healthy and happy living is achieved.
Conclusion- Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation, And Digestion
The above short discussion on yoga and meditation has logical expressions and backup from the plenty of stats. It is not just a moment of fad or a sort of health craze.
Researchers have proved that there exists a direct link between yoga practices and improved cardiovascular health, digestive health, cognitive health and much more. There is scientific evidence that mindfulness meditation has impacts on our Gene Expressions!
Although the science behind this age-old practice is under development, yet the evidence-based, well-known benefits of meditation are omnipotent.
Thus, Mighty Meditation and Mindfulness
- Reduces pain
- Controls Blood pressure
- Boosts body immune system
- Eases Inflammation
- Sharpens brain
- Increases Focus
- Empowers cognitive functions
- Boosts willpower
Mindfulness Meditation is the core of a happy and fulfilled life. You must make it an essential part of your life.
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43 thoughts on “Miracle: Human Body-Mindfulness, Meditation”
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Thanks Pankhuri.Yes next one is comming soon where you will come across some yoga poses related to betterment of our specific organs.
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Write some good easy exercises which can help in improving the digestive system
The best and easiest one for our digestion is very frequent” deep inhaling and slow exhaling” few times a day.Very soon you will get some more on the same topic.
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