One thing i love about the chronic illness community is that we are all pretty comfortable talking about bodily functions even when other people might feel totally squeamish about it. I think spending any amount of time in a hospital will do that to you. The life of the chronic illness warrior is always so glamorous.
Today’s yoga practice is for constipation, gas and bloating. I used to have chronic problems with constipation and bloting. Fortunately it improved after I went vegan and gluten free, but I still have occasional issues with it. It’s usually how my body responds to new medications and pain killers. And it’s pretty amazing how painful it can be.
In this video I’m going to show you some gentle poses to help with this problem, and I’m also going to leave a link here for one of my favorite supplements. It’s called Triphala. It is an ayurvedic herb that originated in India, and this stuff is a life saver. It works a bit like a laxative or stool softener but it’s non-addictive and safe to use for prolonged periods of time. I once used it every day for an entire year.....I’m telling you. I really had problems. I highly recommend this herb if you’re dealing with constipation or if you’re looking for a gentle way to support the body’s natural detoxification process.
I know when you’re constipated or bloated, bending and moving around are probably the last thing you wanna do, but it’s really the best thing for these issues. It might be uncomfortable but we’re gonna work through it together!
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