• 3 Gut Healing Exercises You Can Do At Home

    Posted by Karen Brimeyer

    We’ve already discussed how the right kind of exercise can really help to improve your health and speed up the Leaky Gut healing process. So I want to share with you just a few of the great exercises that I use to help stimulate the nervous system and help the body to start healing faster.

    And you can do these simple exercises in the comfort of your own home.

    Keep in mind that these exercises are not meant to be performed rigorously or to the point of exhaustion. Instead they are meant to be performed in a controlled manner with more of a focus on your breathe.

    The goal is to positively stimulate your nervous system which will also give you the added benefit of increased energy levels and a better sense of wellbeing.

    Also note that exercises like these are also known to release endorphins which will positively impact your mood and improve symptoms of depression.

    Please use extreme caution when performing any sort of exercise including the following. If you suffer from any type of back pain, neck pain, or sciatica then there are some good all natural programs to help you overcome the pain before performing these exercises.

    Otherwise, here are the exercises…

    1. Prone Cobra

    The prone cobra is a great exercise for opening up and increasing mobility in the thoracic spine. This one exercise can greatly increase your energy levels.

    • Lie face down with your arms at your sides.
    • Take a deep slow breath and as you inhale, lift your chest off the ground while squeezing your shoulder blades together and rotating your arms so that your palms face away from your body and your thumbs are pointed up.
    • Keep your head and neck in line being careful not to tilt your head back while keeping your toes on the ground.
    • Hold this position until you need to breathe out and exhale slowly as you slowly lower your chest back to the floor.
    • If you feel stress on your low back then squeeze your buttocks together before initiating the movement.

    2. Hip Extension

    This is another exercise that is great for the nervous system, especially if you haven’t exercised properly in a while.

    • Lie on your back with your arms at your sides and knees bent with feet flat on the floor.
    • Slowly lift your hips off the ground by squeezing your buttocks and pushing your heels into the ground.
    • Be sure that your knees stay in line with your hips and ankles and don’t flare out or in.
    • Slowly drop your hips back down to the ground.
    • If you feel stress on your low back then squeeze your buttocks together before initiating the movement.

    3. Wood Chop

    This exercise is great for increasing intra-abdominal pressure which can stimulate digestion. It’s also great for stress relief.

    • Stand up straight with your arms by your side.
    • As you inhale, bring your arms up over your head with hands together.
    • As you exhale, bring your arms down and bending at the waste in the same motion as if you were chopping wood with an axe.
    • As the movement ends naturally, pause for a brief second before returning to your standing position.
    • You can alternate your chopping motion to the right, left, or center.

    Depending on your physical condition and state of health, these simple exercises might seem extremely easy or extremely challenging. Either way, they will still provide the same benefit to help you achieve your overall goal of helping your body to heal your gut.

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4 Responses to “3 Gut Healing Exercises You Can Do At Home”
  1. Tanya

    Waste?

  2. Hina tariq

    Hi
    Karen i have felt some sort of changes in my mood,and my depression after doing these exercises.
    I have told you that i teach in a school in montessori.
    Perhaps you will be aware of this jobs sensivities.
    Now a days i have severe congestion,kindly give me tips,for the relief of congestion.
    Kindly tell me ,should i do all these three exercises in my daily life.
    which time is best for this?

  3. sandra

    Thanks, Karen, yes, we do these 3 in my yoga classes. Very helpful!

  4. Deb

    I’m am going to give these a try. I have had horrible constipation since my surgery a year ago. I am ready to try anything! Thanks

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