Gut Health: Clean Gut Yoga Sequence

Gut Health: Clean Gut Yoga Sequence
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Yoga is known as a practice that pays attention to the life force that exists in all living things; this focus on energy and life force can help heal digestion disorders.

If you’ve been thinking about adding yoga to your routine, here’s one more reason to do so: It can help improve digestion and the health of your gut. The following yoga poses will help you manage symptoms of digestive disorders and provide the tools to maintain a healthy gut:

  • Half-Bound Lotus

The Half-Bound Lotus Pose helps to relieve constipation and promote proper digestion by increasing circulation to the abdominal region.

  • Downward-facing dog

This pose helps relieve constipation and stimulates the abdominal organs and intestines to help with digestion.

The downward-facing dog can also relieve stress and anxiety. The pose also stimulates the flow of blood and lymph throughout the body, which helps to eliminate toxins from tissues and organs. This pose is especially beneficial for those who suffer from IBS or IBD, as it massages and stimulates the intestines and colon walls, helping alleviate painful cramping and inflammation.

  • Plow

This pose helps to stimulate the large intestine which helps with elimination and elimination of toxins from the body. It also helps to regulate blood sugar levels in diabetics by stimulating insulin production in response to excessive glucose levels in the blood stream while at the same time improving circulation of nutrients throughout the body.

  • Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)

The forward bend pose is performed by stepping forward with your leg, bending over, stretching your arms toward the ground, and then leaning until your torso touches your thighs. This pose improves digestion because it massages the abdomen and promotes good blood circulation in the digestive system. This helps move food along and reduces bloating.

 

 


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Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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