So many people are affected by digestive problems. Everything from heartburn to IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome) to excessive gas.
While a huge part of our digestive problems is our diet the following exercise can help you to alleviate some of the symptoms.
Digestive Breathing for Improved Digestion
Digestive breathing is a simple but effective deep breathing exercise that can help promote digestion. It is based on using your hands to stimulate energy points related to the spleen and stomach meridians (energy pathways described in Chinese medicine), while you simultaneously direct your breathing deep into your belly.
Sit on a firm chair with your spine erect, yet relaxed, and your feet flat on the floor in front of you.
Place your hands on your knees with the heel of your hands above your knee caps and your fingers pointed downward.
Use your fingers, especially your index finger, middle finger, and ring finger, to find three indentations in your knee where the fingers can comfortably fit. Your middle finger will be over the center of the knee cap.
Now simply keep your hands there, using just a slight pressure to stimulate the meridians running through the knee area. Sense the warmth going into your knees from your hands.
As you breathing in, sense that you are breathing energy gently into your expanding belly. As you are breathing out, sense your belly naturally contracting. Do not use force. Work in this way with your breathing for at least five minutes after each meal, or any time you have digestive problems.