After you’ve gobbled up a delicious meal your body gets to work. Namely, your digestive system which breaks down food into fuel and lets go of any waste that’s no longer necessary. When problems with this important system arise a host of symptoms rear their ugly heads as well. Symptoms like constipation, bloating, diarrhea, heartburn, and excessive gas are all attributed to a digestive system that finds itself a bit out of whack. Not fun! Now, these are all fairly common symptoms and you will no doubt experience them at some point in time or two in your life. The body is ever changing and adapting, but that doesn’t mean you must suffer in silence with no cure in sight!
Now I know the effects of these symptoms can be uncomfortable, even painful, but that doesn’t mean we should feel the same way when discussing them. Understanding, and talking about our body is paramount to taking care of it. So, let’s discuss the symptoms of a malfunctioning digestive system a little more in depth.
Constipation is a condition which makes it difficult for the body to properly eliminate waste, sometimes accompanied by hardened feces. Bloating causes the body to swell with retained fluid or gas. Diarrhea is characterized as frequent and excessive discharge from the bowels, usually in a liquid form. And excessive gas in the body can lead to an increase in flatulence. All of these symptoms can cause a feeling of pain or physical discomfort. They can lead to moodiness, disruptions of daily life, and even stress.
As a result, it is important to train ourselves when it comes to food consumption. We must learn to eat the right foods, in the necessary quantities, and at appropriate times. A good, healthy diet and lifestyle is key. All things in moderation is certainly the secret to a healthier digestive system. But you can take additional strides as well! Adding yoga and pranayama to your life can help keep your body and digestive system healthy and running smoothly.
Did you know? Even the most difficult cases of constipation and bloating can be relieved using yoga techniques alongside a diet of sensible foods and plenty of fluids.
There are a lot of poses which specifically affect the digestive system and help rid the body of waste and keep you free from related diseases. If you’re suffering from the effects of a destructive digestive system, give these poses a try…
Yoga poses and movements for better digestive system
Always warm up with Sun Salutation
(Disclaimer: Yoga is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Yoga is not recommended and it is not safe under certain medical conditions. Please consult with a physician prior to practicing yoga and ask your doctor if it is okay.)