Yoga for Nourishment: That which should be eliminated, is eliminated, Part 4

Finish off your practice for healthy elimination of the digestive tract with these two "super poses" for overall health of the organic body.

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose) is included in most of the therapeutic programs in the back of Light on Yoga. It was named "God's gift to humanity" by B.K.S. Iyengar himself. This version is on a brick which puts more of a stretch on the abdomen. I have shown the entry onto the brick which is on the tall height and thinner direction. The brick should be places on the lower sacrum near the tailbone. To come out, grip the buttocks and lift up. Keep the buttocks gripped until you reach the floor, then let go. 

Next, Viparita Karani (inverted action/lake pose) is an inversion where the abdomen goes into a natural bandha (seal) when done correctly. I have shown one version on two blocks. One block can also be used. Note that the block is now turned width-wise. I have also showed a version with a bolster and the wall. 

“Yoga can cure or lessen our physical, mental, moral and spiritual sufferings. Perfection and success are certain only if one practices with love and whole-hearted dedication.”
— B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, II.28