I looked at the yoga exercises and my Osteopath has me doing the 2nd exercise already and a different one lying down to twist me. I will add the #1 sitting stretch/twist to my morning exercises. Thanks for that link.
I thought I was alone out there, but now I find there are others with bowel issues. Over the last few years, I was having greater difficulty eliminating the poop. I was not constipated, but like you said, “soft serve (for lack of a better term”, but I wouldn’t go for 3 or 4 days at a time. And sometimes I knew I needed to go, but, I could never MAKE myself go, the shit came when IT damn well wanted to! And heaven help me if I wasn’t where a bathroom was available because it had begun to be very painful to eliminate as well as my having to have a yin & yang argument with the sphincter muscle every time, but when I couldn’t go shit the first time when IT wanted me to, the second time was much more painful. I had to bear down so hard I thought I’d bust blood veins in my head and all the time fighting with my sphincter muscle to just let go and open the damn door!!!
I’ve never had to lay down after an experience like that, but they are definitely no picnic. I will say I sure do feel better after all that crap is out of me and my jeans fit more comfortably too, lol.
I started on a candida cleansing diet 2 years ago and just this last year I have virtually eliminated sugars & alcohol from my diet. I have noticed in the last 3 months that it’s usually 1 to 3 days between movements now and sometimes my movements are not as painful. I still can’t choose the time to make it happen, nor can I coax or push the shit out, but when I do go shit it is sometimes not painful and I’m not having to bear down as often.
I’m inclined to think that the way I’m eating now and the fact that I cleared up my candida overgrowth have something to do with the improvements in the performance of my bowels. I can give links or information to anyone who is interested. It’s a hard diet to stick with, so it is hard to recommend to others, but I feel better overall and in a few other ways, and the bowels were a “biggie”.
I also have an overactive bladder and have to wear a “just-in-case” pad. I strategically plan my route when I drive into town to do errands. I’m sure a couple of you will relate. I’ve gotten pretty good at keeping the “pee dance” at bay by planning ahead. I’m thinking the urgency issue is a little better, though I’m definitely not in complete control there either.
Ah the joys, lol
Just had to add my 3 cents……….