Inflammatory bowel disease (“IBD”) is a chronic inflammatory condition at the intestines that is characterised by own immune system attacking the intestines. inflammation involves either all or part of the digestive tract.
Yoga therapy for IBD helps in reducing the sytmtoms, preventing inflammation in the intestines and keeping the mind free from stress.
Practice of kriyas such as uddiyana bandha and nauli keeps the body light and the digestive system free.
Supine postures strengthen the abdominal organs. Twisting massages the internal organs and eliminates constipation. Backbends relieve abdominal cramps and diarrhea and improves circulation of blood to the abdominal organs.
Practice of cooling pranayama is soothing for the digestives system and is a relief from any dryness and wound in the stomach.
Proper relaxtation is healing for the body and the mind. Observing the natural rise and fall of the abdomen with each breath and becoming aware of the abdominal organs enhance relaxation.
Sometimes sufferers of IBD may feel helpless. A change in the diet and life style may however help control the symptoms and lengthen the time between flare-ups.
Eat proper healthy diet with fruits and vegetables rich in fibres and drink plenty of water and fluid food.
Kriyas help clean and reduce the infection in the entire digestive passage.