Yoga and the Digestive System: Yoga Practices to Rebalance the Gut with Baxter Bell

November 5, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  |  Niroga Institute
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A Therapeutic Workshop for Students and Teachers with special focus on Reflux, IBS, and the Gut as a Stress Barometer

Led by Baxter Bell MD, E-RYT

Have you ever felt 'butterflies' in your stomach or made a 'gut-wrenching' decision? Then you have experienced some of the effects of stress on your digestive system. Scientists have nicknamed the gut as our 'second-brain' because millions of neurons are embedded in the walls of our gut. How does this inform our state of mind? This afternoon workshop will include a brief tour of the organs of digestion and how they work, a look at some of the most common gastrointestinal maladies that plague us, and yoga practices designed to bring the entire system into healthier balance and improved function.

This workshop will include a group yoga therapy practices to support people suffering from:

  • Reflux
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Over and under active bowel function

Join us for an exploration of the inner workings of our second brain. (This workshop is not appropriate for those with acute gastrointestinal issues.)

Yoga Therapy is the application of yoga practices (movement, breathwork and meditation) for optimal health and well-being. These workshops are an unique way to explore the therapeutic benefits of yoga under the guidance of an experienced teacher. When appropriate, participants may have an opportunity to address specific concerns and to work with our Yoga Therapy Interns. Sunday Workshops are an open section of the Niroga Yoga Therapy Training. No experience is necessary. All levels welcome.

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