Your downward dog may do wonders for your digestive health

Your downward dog may do wonders for your digestive health

What comes to mind when you hear the word yoga? Does it evoke mental images of hard-to-pronounce poses and hyper flexibility or stretchy pants that haven’t quite made it to the yoga studio, yet? Whether or not you are a yoga fan, you may want to consider adding these poses to your daily routine. They may help keep your digestive system at peace. Best of all, your daily Regular Girl is the perfect complement. Mix it into water or your post-yoga smoothie for a happy belly without any uncomfortable side effects.

Downward-Facing Dog

This classic yoga pose slightly compresses your internal organs which may encourage digestive function. To get started, get on your hands and knees. Next, place your hands shoulder-distance apart. Then raise your knees and lift your hips high as your legs straighten. Be sure you keep your knees slightly bent and your back straight to prevent injury. Take deep breaths and hold for as long as you feel comfortable.

Agnisar Kriya

Often translated as “stimulating the digestive fire”, this pose is best performed in the morning before breakfast, but after you emptied your bowels. (Did you look before you flush? Check out our guide to poop.)  

Begin by standing with your legs slightly apart and bending slightly forward. Keep your back straight. Support yourself by placing your hands on your thighs. Breathe in deeply through the nose, then exhale through the mouth. While holding your breath in this position, contract your abdomen as many times as possible, then take a slow deep breath. Repeat this process three times.

Regular Girl is the perfect complement to yoga

Refresh your body after yoga with a cool glass of water sprinkled with a packet of Regular Girl. Our synbiotic blend of fiber and good-for-you bacteria helps your belly stay wonderfully balanced. And unlike some other fiber supplements, Regular Girl is gentle on your belly. It helps food move through your system at just the right pace without excess gas or bloating. That, my friends, makes your yoga class much more relaxing and enjoyable.

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