How Yoga Can Improve Digestion and Overall Health

By Emily Gay | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-11-30

A healthy digestive tract is the root of a healthy life. Nourish your body with a yoga practice that improves digestion to cultivate energy and overall health. You’re gonna want to trust your gut on this one!

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Why is Gut Health So Important?

Did you know that the cause of most diseases is improper immune function? The process of digestion eliminates toxins in the body. Although, when this metabolic power is inefficient, toxins begin to accumulate in the cells, leading to a plethora of illnesses. Stress is the biggest opponent to the purification process and can even degrade the balance of healthy gut bacteria. 

How Can Yoga Improve Digestion?

Luckily, yoga combats stress with rhythmic breathing and mantras that help us to escape the anxious mind and connect to the heart center. The physical asanas explored throughout yoga class stimulate the internal organs and the nervous system to incite proper digestion within. By creating an environment for healthy gut bacteria to thrive, yoga gives your body the tools to fight off disease and metabolize nutrients for greater energy.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some great twists and folds to engage this mind body connection to health:

  • Knees Hugged to Chest 
  • Spinal Twist
  • Bridge Pose
  • Cat and Cow
  • Child’s Pose
  • Standing Forward Bend
  • Lord of the Half Fishes
  • Camel Pose

 

 

 

 

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