Digestive issues are widespread and prove difficult to address through mainstream medicine. In her new book, Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health, senior Yoga teacher Charlotte Watts sheds light on the connection between the gut and the brain, explains the links between stress, trauma and digestive issues. She demonstrates how Yoga with its focus on stilling the mind can have profound effects on conditions such as IBS, IBD, acid reflux, colitis, diverticulitis and more. Breath awareness allows the breath to drop into the belly and diaphragm, essential for good digestive function and understanding the fascial connections within the viscera help shape movement that enables optimal function.

Fully illustrated with clear diagrams and instructions, this volume provides Yoga, movement and medical professionals with a solid understanding of the digestive system in relation to breath, mindfulness, posture, anatomy, movement, stress and trauma. It helps them to apply this knowledge to their practice and teaching approach.

Read Charlotte Watts’s article on “Yoga and Irritable Bowel Syndrome” here.


About Charlotte Watts:

Watts is a London-based award-winning Nutritional Therapist with over 15 years’ experience and a Senior Yoga Alliance 500 hour Yoga Teacher, teaching since 2007. She is the author of a number of books and you can find more info here.
  • Winner of CAM Award for Outstanding Practice 2012
  • Member of British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and adhere to their codes of practice and continual learning
  • Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) and Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) Registered Practitioner
  • Have tutored at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and lectured at the College of Naturopathic Medicine; now lecturing for The Minded Institute and mentoring other practitioners.
  • 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher with additional training for CFS/ stress/ mental health/ burnout
  • Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, signifying over 3,000 hours teaching time
  • Teach the Teaching Yoga for Stress and Burnout module for Yoga Campus, London
  • Currently training to teach Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises TRE®