As I mentioned yesterday I am going to show you some Yoga Sequences that you can complete in your own home. These Yoga for Digestion Sequences are going to assist you in improving your health and therefore make your days healthier and happier. This is the fist one I am going to share with you.
We begin by sitting on our heels with our knees bent. If you need to soften any strain on your knees place a yoga block or folded blanket between your feet.
Then using your eyes to guide you, revolve your body to the right, looking over your shoulder. Hold and breathe for a count of 10 and then return to the centre. Then turn to the left, looking over your shoulder. Hold and breathe for a count of 10 and then return to centre.
Next we begin by extending our hands and arms forward into the pose of the child. Please try to place your buttocks on your heels. However if this is too difficult open your knees wider and keep your feet together as you extend.
Stay in this pose and continue to breathe normally without forcing or “trying” to breathe. Sit in this position for as long as is comfortable breathing in and out slowly and calmly. Notice how this feels.
Begin this pose by moving from the child's pose [pictured above STEP 2] into a neutral position with your knees and hands on the ground. Make sure you have your back as flat as possible and keep your neck in a position that feels comfortable. Keep breathing in and out slowly and calmly. When you are ready on the next inhale of breath round up into the Cat Stretch by tilting your pelvis upwards and tucking your chin towards your chest. Round your back keeping your arms straight and your hips aligned over your knees. Hold and breathe for a count of 10.
Now when you ready exhale and tilt your pelvis downwards while gently arching your back and looking upwards to where the wall meets the ceiling. This is known as the Dog Pose. Hold and breathe for a count of 10. Then move between Cat and Dog stretch 4-5 times before stretching back into the extended child’s pose [pictured above STEP 2]. Then finally roll back up and sit back on your heels as shown in the first picture [STEP 1]. Repeat the entire sequence 4-5 times.
Now as I have always told you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about these poses or in fact any questions that you have in regards to your health.
I also look forward to hearing about your successes as well.
Yours in Health
My Crohn's Doctor