Whether you’ve simply overindulged at dinner or suffer from a more serious digestive disorder like IBS, yoga for digestion uses a combination of breathwork, movement, and stretching to help soothe and relieve symptoms of disrupted digestion. But how? 

“Our gut is known as our ‘second brain’ because of a communication network of nerves that form the gut-brain axis,” Gabriella Espinosa, yoga teacher at Movement for Modern Life (opens in new tab), tells Live Science. “The vagus nerve is the longest and most powerful nerve. It originates in the brain stem and connects to organs like our gastrointestinal organ, influencing our digestion.”  

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