I started doing yoga when I was 13 and learned very early on the benefit of a yogic squat, specifically how it helps digestion. I have always had great digestion (as far as elimination goes, but I am still working on improving absorption) and I wondered if it was because of my daily yoga practice.
Watching the video on SquattyPotty.com and learning how the colon’s shape is based on what seated position you are in made it so much more clear why the squat position is better.
The few times I have been constipated, I would get off the toilet and get into a squat position to help things move through. And truth be told, I have even squatted on the toilet! I have good balance.
When I found out about this product, I was so excited! I really wanted an option other than standing on my toilet and squatting!
I love this product and I am so happy to find that my digestion has improved even more. I get more poop out, have less gas, and my belly feels flatter after I go.
Check out Nourish & Love Episode 2 for more info on how this contraption works and what I think about it!
Two of my other writers, Becky and Cassandra, also tried out the Squatty Potty. Here is their take:
Becky says, First off, who doesn’t love the name Squatty Potty? It’s much cuter than calling it my caca contraption which it most definitely has become. I’m 26 weeks pregnant and I’ve been using my Squatty Potty since I was 20 weeks.
As a pregnant mama-to-be, the Squatty Potty has been a godsend during the times when I have asked myself “Poo, Gas, or Baby kicking?” before using the toilet. Positioning into a relaxed squat on the pot immediately answers that for me. It also puts pressure on my colon so I don’t need to strain my enlarged abdomen or spark a nasty hemorrhoid while doing the doody.
Cassandra says, I have been cursed with both hemorrhoids and a dislocated tailbone after giving birth 2 years ago. Bowel movements have been incredibly painful to say the least. I had actually seen a video about the Squatty Potty while I was still pregnant, but disregarded the concept as I saw many people suggest that leaning forward or using a regular stool would produce the same result. They were wrong and bathroom breaks have continued to end in agony for 2 years.
The Squatty Potty did not disappoint. Although it wasn’t a miracle worker for my hemos, it did eliminate the tailbone pain and ceased to make my hemorrhoids worse, which at least has given them time to heal. In fact, when I visited family for a week, I actually missed my stool and was so thrilled to get home and use it again. The only thing I wish the company would do is make a compact travel version!
Now onto the giveaway portion! Squatty Potty is giving away their bamboo Squatty Potty, an $80 value, to 3 lucky winners!
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