A yo-yo digestive system is something I’ve struggled with for years, so yoga for digestion really helps me. One day one item of food seems to fully agree with me and the next it’s sending my tummy all over the place, churning and growling. Those are the times when I can’t quite put my finger on the exact problem, but then there are times when I know exactly why I’m bloated or in a little bit of pain. Usually it’s either down to travelling – I never eat on flights unless I’ve prepped the food myself, but even eating just before the flight can cause problems – or being a little bit of a piggy and eating a bit too much.
I can hold my hand up and say that I eat WAY to quickly, therefore not allowing my body and brain time to sync and realise that I’m already full… which then means I just keep on eating. I’m working on it! 😉
I don’t do yoga if I’m in actual pain from bloating, but if I’m just feeling a little puffy around the middle, then yoga is my go-to helper. That and a peppermint tea. The type of yoga for digestion I do is full of deep stretches and lots of twists as the twists act as a wringing out effect on your insides, helping them get a little detox.
Here’s a yoga for digestion flow that I filmed.
Enjoy! Love, Cat x