Digestion Moves This Way
Digestion Moves This Way
by Kayla Howard
“Because that’s the way your digestion moves.” If you’ve done Teresa Tapp’s Organs in Place, Half Frog sequence, you’ve probably heard her say those words. As you “put your organs in place” or smooth out the abdominal muscles, she’ll say to always start with the left side, and end on the right side. Why is that?
In order to explain why that is, you need to check out this chart of how the digestive system is laid out in your body. I really like this chart because it's kind of interactive!
Notice how the large intestine runs up the right side, across the belly about belly button height, then down the left side and out?
After I visited with a Colonic Therapist about digestion, I was much more aware of how my large intestine fit into my body. I also started to worry about OIP/HF (Organs in Place/Half Frogs) because according to her, you would ALWAYS work your system right to left, not left to right. I knew Teresa was aware of this, hence the comment about digestion. However, I could not put together why she was doing it backwards.
Thankfully I got the chance to talk to Teresa directly about this and she explained it to me. After I realized how simple it was, I felt a little silly, but I was glad to understand!
When you press your fingers in for the first part of the move, you will hit a trigger point. That is beyond the scope of this article though, we are more concerned today with why left first then right. Waste moves through your intestines from right, to left, then exits.
The reason you start on the left to move the organs in and up, then finish on the right, is because you will defiantly want to FINISH pushing digestion in the correct direction. You would not want to finish by “backing” yourself up—but by encouraging everything to move on out.
AH! That is so simple that I completely missed it at first.
If you’ve never given this sequence a try, you can do it now totally free. This is an incredible secret weapon to get a flat stomach. It will help you retrain those abs to hold everything where it should be and help you reestablish connection with the muscles.
Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home. She is a Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp. If you’d like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com or Send an email to: email@example.com