Yoga/Pilates?

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I’ve been told that yoga or Pilates are a good form of exercise for us DD sufferers in that we get the insides stretched etc. 

Any thoughts/ comments ? 

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    Have heard the same thing and have decided to investigate classes. Finished all antibiotics last week but pain is back on my left abdomen. I really think it’s IBS. Have meds to take for it. Bentyl so guess I’ll start there. Don’t really think it’s a flare up. I really think we have to work out theses things for ourselves. What do you think? If I had a fever I’d call Dr but don’t. So that’s the good news. 
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      Hi Patricia, yeah it’s diff for everyone, I still have pain Severe at times in lower left abdomen, hip, back and buttocks. My PT says the muscles get weak and tender from the inflammation and being down and sick it takes time to get them to work properly again. I have severe Diverticulosis, SIBO/IBS D. Lost 50 lbs cince Feb. the diet and anxiety is the hardest part for me. I take a good probiotics and digestive enzymes, IBGUARD, Heathers tummy teas for spasms, bloating and gas. Bentyl made me very dizzy, and disconnected, with headaches. I do yoga, pt, swimming and walk daily. So day by day. That’s all we can do . 
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    I take yoga once a week!  Yes it helps.  On the forums that I’ve read, Diverticulitis and IBD Patients practicing yoga, have stated improvement in quality of life.......After consistent practicing, some reported elimination of intestinal pain and the reduction of their anxiety levels!  Yoga is the best.  There are classes called ‘Chair Yoga’ , where you ALWAYS USE a chair and you don’t lay on the floor.  You do breathing exercises and stretching from the chair.  You can do either classes—floor yoga or chair yoga! 
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    Anna,  I have been taking yoga classes for years, even before having diverticulosis.  I have only had two attacks of diverticulitis so far, and am hoping that maybe I won't have another.  In my case both flare ups came after eating popcorn.  So needless to say no more popcorn for me.  I now eat whatever I want, but do try to avoid foods with medium to large seeds.  But yoga is good for everyone as long as your doctor approves it beforehand.  It improves flexibility, muscle strength, and mental awareness.  Many Yogi's can tell you what poses are especially helpful for digestive issues, you can google this yourself.  I am 68 and take a fairly gentle yoga class 2 times a week and plan on continuing it until I die.  If your doctor approves you for Yoga I encourage you to enroll in some beginner classes.  I think everyone can benefit from Yoga!

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