With nearly 80 percent of the immune system located in the gut, gut health is rapidly becoming a widely discussed topic as it relates to optimal health. It is estimated that virtually 30 to 40 percent of the population suffer from digestive-related issues, making digestion and gut health a critical component of overall well-being. When you think of supporting gut health, yoga, I would imagine, is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, healing is an integrative approach, and it is as important to nourish the physical body as it is to incorporate other modalities.
In addition to diet being one of the best ways to support gut health, yoga offers additional health benefits and healing properties. While there are a myriad of yoga postures that aid in digestion, circulation, and detoxification (all important factors in gut health), here are the three most effective ways to improve gut health: