Reason #19: Yoga aides digestion

We love the holiday season and filling up on delicious food and good cheer. But let's be honest, all this merriment can be hard on our bodies! If a heavy Thanksgiving has got you feeling off, remember, yoga is great for digestion.

A few poses in particular help promote good digestive health. Forward folds temporarily compress the abdominal area, and releasing the pose sends fresh oxygenated blood to our digestive organs. Seated twists, cat cows, and other movements that alternate compressing and lengthening the intestines can be great for dealing with bloating and irregularity. In addition, yoga relieves stress, which can be a major source of digestive issues.

So whether you're recovering from a holiday feast or living with a more serious condition like IBS, remember yoga helps promote healthy digestion. Cheers!