Twist for Your Gut

Twist for your gut – what????

Hopefully you’ve been faithfully enjoying some fermented foods and/or including a probiotic since last week.  Today I’m going to share another super simple tip for helping aide digestion and it doesn’t have to cost a dime.

Twisted yoga poses

Not a yoga fan?  Don’t stop reading.  Traditional twisted poses are fantastic for stimulating the organs in your digestive system.  They do this by creating movement in and around our organs.  So doing these types of poses can truly start things moving if your body is “stuck.”

For those of you familiar with yoga, a simple spinal twist while reclined or seated is a great place to start.  If you don’t know anything about yoga, you could begin with Day 2 of the video A.M. Yoga for Your Week (which is in general a great beginning yoga video).  Whenever I feel the need to do yoga twists, I pop in this DVD and enjoy the series of poses.  It’s also a great sequence for back or shoulder pain.  The entire workout takes less than 25 minutes, so it fits well into your day in the early morning, lunch time or even evening.

Another great resource if you aren’t ready to invest in a DVD is to check out this series suggested by Yoga Journal:  8 poses for better digestion.

If you don’t have a regular yoga practice, I’d recommend starting out with 2 or 3 days a week and seeing how it goes from there.  Once the moves become second nature, you could easily start or end each day with 5 to 10 minutes of twists.  You’ll help your digestion, your back and relieve stress all at the same time.  Win-Win-Win!

Haven’t gotten your Freebie for the month?  It’s a printout with a few of my favorite Epsom salt bath recipes.  You’ll want to make sure and pick it up HERE as this week I’ll be showing you how quick and easy they are to make on Facebook Live.  Join me Thursday at 12:00 EST.

Want more focused help on improving your gut health?  That’s a topic I always work on with my coaching clients – check out the details HERE.

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