Meditation Can Improve Gut Health


Constipation, gas, bloating, inflammation, and appetite loss are just a few of the digestive issues stress can bring on.

You probably don’t think of meditation when you think about improved gut health and digestion. I know that before I discovered how greatly stress affects our gut health and how effective meditation is at reducing stress.

Why Evolution Matters for Good Digestion

Living a high-stress lifestyle frequently contributes to problems like leaky gut. In today’s environment, the majority of us experience significant stress. Your body enters a fight-or-flight state when you’re stressed or pressed for time. This is a survival strategy that has been in us since long before the frontal lobes formed. The ability to fight off predators and flee for our lives was helpful when humans had to battle just to survive, but these days we don’t have to do that very often. Every time something sets off our stress reaction, we react to it by launching this response to external stress.

It is difficult for the body to focus much energy on healthy digestion while it is in a fight-or-flight situation. When we eat while rushing, engaged in work, or stressed, the food simply remains in our stomachs until we have become sufficiently relaxed to begin the digestive process. The problem arises when a person still needs to eat, which is a necessity. Meditation is the answer if you want a tranquil nervous system, better skin, greater energy, and good digestion.

The Benefits of Meditation on Digestion

The fight-or-flight response, which many people are all too familiar with, can be turned off by learning and practising meditation over time. The nervous and digestive systems are intertwined. Since stress was never intended for humans, our health significantly improves when we can learn to quiet our nervous systems. Your digestion will improve, you’ll have more energy for enjoyable activities, and life will seem much less stressful once you get used to tuning into your breath and letting go of stressful, negative thought patterns.

Simple Techniques for Meditation in Daily Life

It is sufficient to focus on the breath for just 5 to 10 minutes each day while sitting in a calm, comfortable area to create change. Allocate time each day to just breathe. Whenever an idea comes to mind, let it go without holding it back.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Meditation is good for many. Thank you 🙏

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    1. GS says:

      Yes any benefits indeed

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  2. misslatoya says:

    Meditation is very relaxing and healing.

    I have noticed for some of us it is not a learned process. It is an instance that comes upon us naturally.

    I remember since I was young how I could be sitting or lying down leaning on my elbow with my head raised up and my eyes would close in a state of peace. A sensation of comfort would flow through my body and it felt like a sort of automatic rejuvenation process.

    I would do it whether at home or in the company of others because it was a part of my natural functioning.

    I remember two family associates who had observed and one told me I looked like a lion in their calm state when they have their eyes closed- the other asked me what I was doing.

    I told him that I was meditating.😺

    Great post! Our bodies are incredible in how they act and react.

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    1. GS says:

      Wow thank you for sharing your experiences with meditation. Very inspiring.!You are a natural. Studies have shown meditation to have several different long-term effects on attention and concentration, including increased focused attention, improved attention span and improved accuracy in completing tasks.

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      1. misslatoya says:

        Those are really great benefits!

        The creator of life sure gave us wonderful life-sustaining methods of wellness to naturally aid us within creation!❤

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      2. GS says:


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  3. I just learned something new! I had no idea meditation was healing for digestive issues. Thank you.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you 🙏🏼
      Glad you found the post informative.


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