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Downward facing belch [Feb. 21st, 2010|10:23 am]
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[elbiesee]
Yoga enthusiasts of TQC:

I burp a lot doing yoga. Is this common with you or somebody you know? Or am I just full of air?

Everybody else:

How do you suppress your more embarrassing bodily functions? Or do you?
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[User Picture]From: elbiesee
2010-02-21 04:31 pm (UTC)

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Good man!
[User Picture]From: becomingun
2010-02-21 04:27 pm (UTC)

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I do a lot of yoga and it doesn't make me burp or hiccough any more then usual(and that's saying something, since I hiccough a LOT).

It could be the way that you're breathing. Try focusing on breathing more deeply. I can burp on command by breathing shallowly, so maybe focusing on deeper breaths could help.
[User Picture]From: elbiesee
2010-02-21 04:34 pm (UTC)

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I'm just now really getting into yoga, and haven't gotten to the point where I can stretch and relax and breathe at the same time. It's all "okay put my hand here and my foot there and don't clench my butt muscles and oh yeah breathe in breathe out..."

Maybe if I focused on breathing deeply all day, it'll come naturally.

But yeah, I really love yoga... And I really love that I do it at home where I can let out a burp without getting looked at. (Well, the cats may cock their heads...)
[User Picture]From: topf
2010-02-21 04:33 pm (UTC)

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No, but when I used to take pilates and yoga classes, queefs were very common amongst most girls in that class. They happened so often =/
[User Picture]From: elbiesee
2010-02-21 04:35 pm (UTC)

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Haven't queefed yet.

I'm severely glad I do it at home now...
[User Picture]From: blkrabbitofinle
2010-02-21 07:10 pm (UTC)

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Are you sure it was queefs? I've heard yoga can squeeze all the farts out of some people, although fortunately I've never had any problems... although I mutter 'oh god' under my breath pretty constantly after difficult moves. Fortunately no one is close enough to hear. ;>
[User Picture]From: topf
2010-02-21 07:26 pm (UTC)

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lol, yes, I know they were queefs. At least in my case. You kinda feel where the stuff comes from, lol.
[User Picture]From: gomezticator
2010-02-21 05:21 pm (UTC)

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Get as much of the gas out of your system before yoga as possible, up to and including avoiding gassy foods like rice and other starches on the day of. Also try the usual tricks: chewing food thoroughly, eating hours before, taking a crap an hour or two beforehand, etc etc.
From: bret0n
2010-02-21 05:33 pm (UTC)

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There is medication for this kind of thing, you know. No, really.