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Digestion And Constipation Relief: 5 Yoga Poses For IBS Treatment And Other Stomach Problems

At one point or another, many of us have felt gassy, bloated, and constipated after overindulging in a few tacos. Several trips to the bathroom later, we realize our gut is out of sync, and turn to OTC drugs for fast digestion relief. However, for about 20 percent of Americans with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), these flare-ups can occur daily or sporadically, and treatment options are limited.

Yoga and mindful breathing can provide much needed relief for both IBS sufferers and for those with the occasional upset stomach.

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In the infographic "5 Yoga Poses For Better Digestion," Benefiber suggests good digestive health can be achieved with yoga. About 70 percent of our immune system is "located" in our gut; several autoimmune diseases, like IBS, are linked to gut problems. Previous research has found exercise like yoga, diet, and stress management can reduce IBS symptoms by lowering stress levels.

The combination of deep breathing and stretching abdominal organs, along with twists, can help alleviate symptoms. For example, a reclining spinal twist will allow you to lie on your back, feet flat on the floor, and arms extended out to either side as you breathe and slowly let your knees fall to the right side, with your head turned left. Inhaling and exhaling for up to 10 breaths will help you feel more calm, as you repeat on the other side.

Maintaining a good balance in our gut will help improve our overall health.

Take a look down below at the other yoga poses that can provide digestion and constipation relief.

5 Yoga Poses for Better Digestion 

From Visually.

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