Indigestion, cramping, bloating, constipation. We all experience these things from time to time, and they can be absolutely no fun.

We all know that yoga asana is great for helping back pain, stress relief, increasing oxygen intake, as well as being awesome for mental health…But did you know that yoga asana can also be a tool to help improve your digestive function?

Yoga asana offers several postures that help cleanse, stimulate, aid, and encourage good digestive function. It’s best not to practice yoga right after a meal, but if you’re feeling any kind of bloating, gas, or indigestion a few hours after a meal or the morning after, here are five yoga postures to improve digestion.

1. Peacock Pose (Mayurasana)

2. Wind Relieving Posture (Pavanamuktasana)

3. Half Lord of the Fishes (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

4. Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottasana)

5. Corpse Pose (Savasana)