Constipation: The sure sign that your guts are giving you the silent treatment
So many people suffer from a lack of bowel movement, and many more don’t realize their "normal" is actually abnormal, and would be considered constipation. The causes of constipation are many. In some cases it may be due to supplements or medication you are taking, in other instances it can be a result of not having sufficient water. Even the food we choose to eat can have a direct impact on how regular we are. Taking all of these into consideration for your specific situation, this article will only touch on how Yoga can help to improve your circulation, and help to get things moving along. We do encourage you to consult with your primary care physician, and to refer to them before starting any new exercises.
How often should one have a bowel movement?
The frequency of bowel movements can vary greatly from person to person. Some people may have several bowel movements per day, while others may only have a few per week. In general, it is considered healthy to have one or two bowel movements per day. However, there is no specific number of bowel movements per day that is considered normal for everyone. In general though, if you've consumed food, the waste from it will need to be eliminated.
There are several factors that can affect the frequency of bowel movements, including diet, exercise, and stress levels. A diet high in fiber can help to promote regular bowel movements, as fiber helps to add bulk to the stool and move it through the intestines more easily. Exercise can also help to stimulate bowel movements, as it helps to contract the muscles in the intestines and move the stool along. Stress can have the opposite effect, and can lead to constipation or a decrease in the frequency of bowel movements.
Issues that can arise from not releasing waste regularly
Not releasing waste regularly, also known as constipation, can lead to a variety of issues. One common issue is abdominal pain and discomfort, as the hard and dry stools can cause strain and pressure on the intestines. Constipation can also lead to bloating, gas, and distention of the abdomen. In some cases, constipation can cause the development of hemorrhoids, which are swollen veins in the anus and rectum.
Another issue that can arise from not releasing waste regularly is the development of fecal impaction, which occurs when a large, hard mass of stool becomes stuck in the intestines and cannot be passed. This can be a serious condition and can lead to abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Fecal impaction can also lead to more severe complications, such as bowel perforation or obstruction, which can be life-threatening.
In addition to physical issues, constipation can also have a negative impact on a person's mental health. The discomfort and pain associated with constipation can cause anxiety and stress, and can interfere with a person's daily activities and quality of life
Emotional issues from infrequent bowel movements
Constipation can cause anxiety and stress, as it can be frustrating and inconvenient to deal with. In some cases, constipation can lead to feelings of embarrassment or shame, particularly if it interferes with a person's daily activities or social life.
Infrequent bowel movements can also impact a person's self-esteem and self-confidence. The discomfort and pain associated with constipation can make a person feel self-conscious and can lead to feelings of inadequacy or inadequacy. This can have a negative impact on a person's mental health and overall well-being. The discomfort and pain associated with constipation can make it difficult for a person to engage in social activities or to be around others. This can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, which can have a negative impact on mental health.
Yoga and how it can help with Bowel Movement
Though yoga may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to constipation, there is some evidence that suggests yoga can help alleviate it. Not only is yoga great for reducing stress and anxiety, Yoga can also help to ease the pain and discomfort of your digestive troubles.
Some yoga poses can manipulate a person’s digestive tract and may help relieve constipation by encouraging the digestive tract to pass stool or gas.
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Some yoga poses that can help you to experience relief include:
- Marjaryasana/Bitilasana (Cat/Cow)
- Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby)
- pavanmuktasana (Wind Relieving)
- Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine twist)
- Padangusthasana (Forward Bending)
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
- Malasana (Yoga squat)
If you've found this article because you were searching for a natural way to improve your bowel movement, consider scheduling a one-on-one private yoga session with us. We are able to offer virtual and in person sessions. We hope that this article was helpful, and remember that no matter how backed up things may seem, this poo shall pass.
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