Tiffany Cruikshank's Yoga Tricks for Better Digestion

Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank offers four tricks for fine-tuning your body’s digestive process with yoga.

As Mother Nature hits refresh, we can too by taking some time each day to power off our devices and zoom in on our center. Join Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank here each Tuesday to unplug and unwind with new a practice for your #digitaldetox.

In almost all alternative medicine traditions (Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Naturopathic Medicine, and so on) digestion is seen as the keystone to good health. In our busy modern-day lives, however, it’s often the last thing we have time to consider. We often think of digestion as primarily related to what we eat, but the truth is there are many other factors that might be even more important than what you’re putting in your mouth.

You may be familiar with the nervous system’s connection to the digestive system and the importance of slowing down to eat so that the parasympathetic nervous system can kick in to do its job of digesting and absorbing the vital nutrients from your food. Knowing this, from a holistic yoga perspective, we can influence digestion in several ways. Here are a few ways to jumpstart your digestion that can be used daily or as needed.