Kidneys are one of the most important orangs in the human body. They are responsible for the removal of the body toxins and excess fluid that can put your life at risk if not flushed out. These bean-shaped organs weigh 115–155 g in females and 125–170 grams in males. They maintain the electrolyte balance and keep the internal body environment consistent. Any problem in the kidneys can make you experience a range of symptoms including blood in urine, muscle cramp, reduced appetite, trouble sleeping, itchy skin, etc. Kidneys are significant organs that affect other body parts like the heart. To keep your kidneys’ functions optimum, you can take the help of yoga. Here, we tell you about certain yoga poses that you can perform for the same.

Bhujangasana

Also known as the Cobra Pose, Bhujangasana stimulates the functions of organs in the abdomen like kidneys. Also, it can strengthen your spine and increase body flexibility.

How to perform:

To begin with this yoga pose, firstly lie down on your abdomen, keeping your legs stretched out and palms spread under your shoulders. Make sure your elbows are tucked into your body. Now, inhale and go down so that your navel is pushed into the floor. Keep your head and chest away from the floor. While holding the posture, breathe normally.

Adho Mukha Svanasana

Performing Adho Mukha Svanasana daily can help in better blood circulation. This can revitalize cells and help in flushing out the waste material effectively. It also strengthens your lungs and helps in better respiratory functions.

How to perform: 

To start, form an inverted V structure by standing on your four limbs and keeping them straight. Make sure that your front and back limbs are in line with shoulders and hips respectively. Keeping your gaze to your navel, press your hands and lengthen your neck. Now, hold this position until you are comfortable and then bend knees to go back to the starting position.