How yoga is helpful to improve quality of life in Ulcerative colitis?
Living with ulcerative colitis (UC) can bring out extreme stress in your life. Dealing with ulcerative colitis, in which day-to-day fatigue, Digestion issues, Bloating, Loose motions, bleeding in stool etc. all health issues are commonly noticed in daily life, is not easy. This autoimmune disease affect your energy and leaves you in a stressful condition.
Yoga is a mind-body technique that include physical postures, breath control to promote health and to reduce stress and pain. Many Research studies show that it improve quality of life for people who are suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like ulcerative colitis.
In Many studies it has been found that yoga can increase quality of life in patients of ulcerative colitis more effectively than simple self-care advice. Practicing daily yoga also reduced stress, anxiety, and depression.
Colitis treatment with Yoga
It has been seen that the ulcerative colitis has a connection with the mental stability of patients. This condition leads to stress in patients life. Yoga exercises for ulcerative colitis have significance role to reduce the stress levels in the individuals.
Healing of ulcerative colitis with yoga is also depends upon the endorphins that release in the bloodstream of the practitioner. Endorphins are natural pain killers which help to deal with the pain in the patient of colitis.
Yoga poses are helpful strengthen the nervous system that reduce the inflammation of the mucosa of the colon. One of the links between stress and ulcerative colitis is that stress affects the immune system of the body hence the natural defense mechanism of the body disturbed.
Yoga asanas for ulcerative colitis have been found to reduce the TNF- alpha protein in the mucosa of the colon. Due to the reduction of this component there is anti-inflammatory changes occurs in colon.
Yoga poses in ulcerative colitis
Vajrasna is a simple sitting yoga pose. Vajrasna helps to aid digestion, prevent constipation, strengthen muscles, keep body and mind stable.
How to do it
Sit on your knees, back on your legs to take the weight off on your knees.
Keep both hands on your front of thighs and keep your back straight, inhale and exhale slowly.
Pranayama (breathing exercises)
Pranayama is a simple way to control various kinds of health issues. It helps to strengthen the nervous system, relieve stress and stabilize the body and mind.
In Pranayama Breathing exercise is done by closing your eyes and concentrating on your breathing process.
The Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
It helps to improve metabolism, strengthen digestive system and also calms the brain. It reduces back pain, removes discomfort in your back.
How to do it
Lie down on your back and fold your legs in a way that they are hip width apart.
Uplift your hips by pressing your feet onto the ground and inhale .
Lift your chest region with the help of putting pressure on arms and shoulders.
Inhale and hold your breath for 5-10 seconds.
Exhale and relax in normal position.
Repeat this procedure for 4-5 times
The Wind Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasana)
This pose strengthens the digestive system. It helps to improve the functioning of the internal organs of the digestive system.
How to do it
Lie down on your back with your feet together.
Keep your arms beside your body.
Inhale and bring your knees toward your chest
Bend your thighs towards the abdomen.
Hold this position.
Repeat this 5-7 times and relax.
By adding these simple yoga poses in your daily schedule will help to improve your quality of life, strengthen your immune system and nervous system.