Friends, nothing is sacred on Be Well Philly—not even bathroom habits. So following up on our much-acclaimed post about what your poop says about your health, I give you this: very good advice on how to poop more effectively.
It comes by way of a post this week on LifeHacker, which recounts an ancient samurai trick (no joke) for purging one’s innards in a very yoga-like fashion.
The samurai would sit squarely on the seat, cross his leg so that his right ankle rested on his left knee (his left foot remained on the ground), place a hand on each knee, then straighten his back. Supposedly this aligns the bowels to help one from having to strain.
Rumor has it, it actually works, too. So go ahead, try it, and report back. Because nothing you say will make us blush at this point.
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