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I think this depends...
      10/12/09 02:35 PM

in general yoga in any form is likely to be helpful for constipation.

Whether it counts as your "daily exercise" in terms of aerobic activity that gets your heart rate up and keeps it there, depends on the type of yoga you practice.

Some classes are very slow paced, gentle, and you don't even get up off the floor (like a yin class). Others involve almost continuous flowing motions and activity and you will not only get your heart rate up you'll likely have sweat dripping off your nose onto the floor because it's such a vigorous workout (like an ashtanga or intensive flow class).

You can use yoga for your only exercise if you take classes that count as aerobic, or do something else aerobic and add in yoga for the IBS-specific benefits.

You can't really go wrong.

- H

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* Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? Mrs. Smith 09/16/09 08:47 AM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? Epharmarx   11/15/16 10:09 PM
. * If you're working up a sweat, definitely! -nt- HeatherAdministrator   10/26/16 10:39 AM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? shaunmarcell   09/22/16 10:58 PM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? mistygreen   05/10/12 02:02 AM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? AlvinB   09/09/16 04:50 AM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? alexasmith   05/26/11 03:58 AM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? anthonynsweet   11/09/16 03:03 AM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? JohnPierce   10/21/15 06:45 AM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? LauraHarris   01/18/11 07:24 PM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? belladiaz   01/15/12 08:20 PM
. * There isn't a cure for IBS - unfortunately! -nt- Syl   01/19/11 06:17 AM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? declanparkes   01/16/11 08:33 AM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? goldiloks72   10/31/09 08:51 PM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? Gerikat   10/12/09 02:48 PM
. * I think this depends... HeatherAdministrator   10/12/09 02:35 PM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? frygurl   09/16/09 10:07 AM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? Gerikat   09/18/09 06:56 PM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? Pualani   10/12/09 12:54 PM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? frygurl   10/12/09 01:11 PM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? Gerikat   10/13/09 07:10 AM
. * Re: Does Yoga count as your exercise for IBS? Pualani   10/12/09 09:49 PM

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