Saying 'no' to trying a new food truck because of heartburn, avoiding traveling in case the constipation comes back, holding back from an advancement opportunity in fear of another stomachache. We’ve all been there. At one point or another we have all been plagued by some form of difficulty with digestion. Digestive issues can vary from mild stomach aches to heartburn and chronic constipation. Issues due to digestion can be caused by what we eat, any medications we are on, the amount of stress we are experiencing and our overall lifestyle habits to name a few. Regardless of the cause, digestive problems can really lower quality of life.
Common digestive problems include but are not limited to:
- Nausea problems with swallowing
- Weight gain or loss
Avoiding foods, stressful situations and traveling to feel better can start to take a toll on our mental health which keeps the cycle of digestive problems going. So how do we break this cycle? How do we stop fearing digestive problems and relax the mind? Fortunately, yoga can provide us with the proper tools that will not only aid in digestion and relieve symptoms but also increase overall quality of life.
In the following pages, we will share the three best yoga poses to help improve digestion and promote a healthy gut. The best part is, these poses can be done anywhere and at any time you need them.