YOGA for Stress and IBS
Have you been feeling irritable lately fellow Low-FODMAPer? It’s Tuesday and here in the states most of us are back to our jobs and lives after the long Labor Day weekend. Three day weekends are awesome right? However, after a blissful vacation, for some a shorter week can add on extra stress. Stress can make symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) worse. So what can you do? Take time out for you. Consider trying a couple different yoga poses to help calm symptoms of IBS. You may also (hopefully) calm the rest of your mind and body.
Following the low-FODMAP diet can be beneficial for many, but stress relief like yoga or other exercise and meditation is just as important. Be sure to add in some stress relief everyday. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find some links to meditation apps and free self-guided meditations online.
Do seek the approval of your physician if you are ever trying a new exercise. Never ever take on any exercise (or yoga move) that hurts or feels like it’s straining your body.
YOGA for Stress and IBS Exercises
Be Sure to Breathe
- Be sure to continue breathing long and slow breaths…
- Turn off the chatter in your head and focus on the positives in your life…
- Focus on your breath and send positive, healing thoughts and vibes to your belly, to your entire digestive system and to your entire body and mind.
Take advantage of the power of breath with this article, Transform Your Practice With Better Breathing by Jessica Levine for the Yoga Journal.
I hope you enjoy this yoga video featuring Nicole Grevelis, owner and operator of Efficient Working Bodies in San Diego, California.