How Yoga can benefit IBS

Working out and IBS might not seem to mesh well together on the surface but Yoga promotes a lot more health benefits for IBS than other forms of exercise. But first off, in honour of IBS awareness month, what is IBS? It’s estimated that around 10 to 20% of the general population suffer from this condition, which can show in the form of various symptoms but is characterised by the presence of abdominal pain, bloating and a disordered bowel condition. As an illness one can suffer with at any age, it’s important to identify what might trigger your IBS and make it worse. Some examples include:

  • Certain foods such as coffee, high protein diets and a higher uptake of processed foods
  • Antibiotics and other medicines
  • Your menstrual cycle
  • Stress, depression and anxiety

Some factors you can control and some that you can’t. In particular, further control over your exercise will be able to help improve your digestive health. Gentle exercise such as yoga can prevent jumping around, giving your intestines time to relax and unwind. As you disconnect from the busy world around you and find your path towards mindfulness, you can reduce the stress your everyday life causes you, ensuring that it continues to not affect your gut. Becoming more attuned to yourself and your needs allows you to place your health first before all else. By using moves that focus on stretching the abdomen, you can move the muscles that help your gut the most. The movement helps improve the blood and oxygen in those areas, helping you get rid of your sluggish bowel with continuous practice. Unsure how to start your yoga journey?

Here at Yogafurie, we understand that everyone’s journey looks different which is why we offer a range of classes, from beginner-friendly to advance. In addition, to allow you to always keep mindfulness and yoga beside you, we offer online classes in case you can’t make it into the studio. Check out our range of classes by visiting this link today!

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