Yoga postures and breath work help to massage internal organs and aid your gut health. As you constrict then open the flow of blood to certain areas of the body, you assist the absorption of nutrients and elimination of toxins.
Additionally, the benefits of learning to honour and listen to your body through a dedicated yoga practice can help you make more conscious decisions about what you put in your body.
Try this yoga sequence as a tool to strengthen your gut health (please be mindful that if you have any serious digestive ailments, check with your doctor to ensure your body is ready for a new practice).
Hold each pose for 5-10 deep breaths or more:
1. Yogi Squat: With feet wide, draw your hips down to a low squat with your chest up. Take a few breaths to sway or hold in stillness.
2. Child’s Pose: Sit on your heels and reach your hands forward. Breathe deeply into your belly and envision nourishing breath flooding your organs.
3. Seated Fold: Extend your legs, feet active and allow your chest and arms to draw forward any amount. Breathe into the belly and lower back.
4. Reclined Twist: Laying down, take both knees to the left side first (increases movement in your bowels), extending your arms and softening your shoulders. Release to centre, allow the blood to rush back into the belly, then repeat on the other side.
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