Constipation be gone!

One of the most apparent benefits I received from Yoga was how it regulated my digestive system. It doesn’t only help with excretion of the waste, but also helps with the absorption of nutrients that we consume.
The digestive tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube that includes the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus. Parts of other organ systems, such as the nerves and blood also play a major role in the digestive process.
Yoga poses work on the soft tissues of the body, like a hand gently squeezing a sponge. 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.
Similarly, when we stretch out a particular part of our body in a pose, it opens up the passage for more nutrients to enter those regions. In this systematic way, yoga poses do massage the vital organs associated with the digestive system, stimulate the digestive muscles and increase energy (fluids) flow within the digestive track.
Some yoga poses that are great for maintaining a healthy digestive system includes:
• Uttanasana
• Adho Mukha Svanasana
• Malasana
• Marichyasana C
• Ardha matsyendrasana
• Pavanamuktasana
Yoga breathing exercises such as kapalabhati also aids in better bowel movements. Practicing this technique every morning helps keep your body clean and also mind clean.
Mabel
200Hr YTT Vinyasa Flow Weekend

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