I thought that I would share with you my thoughts on using Yoga to assist with Digestion. I love how my body feels after a good body massage. Well, your digestive system can feel pretty much the same after a sequence of yoga postures.
Your mouth, pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine make up your digestive system, with your teeth, tongue, salivary glands, liver, gall bladder and pancreas acting as accessory organs. Throughout the day your digestive system is ingesting food, secreting fluids, breaking down and digesting fibre, absorbing nutrients and defecating waste. This is when it is all working correctly. You can imagine that because we have Crohn's Disease our digestive process does not work as well as it should.
Sometimes you might experience indigestion, acid reflux, bloating, pain, constipation or diarrhoea. Or all of the above at the same time. A regular practice of yoga can help prevent these kind of problems or aid in healing many types of chronic digestive complaints.
There are certain simple, basic postures that you can easily incorporate into a regular practice. Putting them together in short sequences can be very effective and work within the time you have available throughout the day to complete them.
Over the next few days I am going to share with you three separate yoga sequences that you can practice at home, or you can link them altogether for a longer more thorough routine.
I know it may seem crazy to some of you but if you give Yoga a try you will certainly feel the benefits.
Let me know how you go by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Health
My Crohn's Doctor