The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases pegs constipation as one of the most common gastrointestinal problems in the United States, with 42 million people who suffer from it chronically. Unfortunately, the typical pattern of prolonged stress in daily life spells further trouble for those suffering from blocked digestive flow. We all know that stress affects the brain negatively, but did you know that stress causes tension in your gut as well?

Many people forget that the gut is a long system of muscles. This means that—just like any other muscle in the body—the gastrointestinal tract naturally accumulates tension over use and time. Processed foods, sedentary lifestyles, and stress are the leading factors that wreak havoc on the gut. So does this mean that those who eat healthy and work out regularly all have healthy guts? Not necessarily! Minor or major stress accumulate naturally in the body from simply engaging in our fast-paced and competitive world, which directly affect the behavior of our brain and gut. It’s unrealistic and nearly impossible to avoid stressors, so the real important factor that separates the healthy from the unhealthy is the answer to this question: What is my method to relieving the accumulated stress? (Do I even have one?)

Belly Button Healing hopes to become a common solution to this problem. It is a new concept in holistic wellness that is revolutionizing the way we approach and think about total health and how our body is connected. For example, there is more upcoming research in modern science that is now pointing to the gut and its microbiome as an important gateway to understanding the way we think, behave, and act. A whopping 95% of the body’s entire serotonin (happiness hormone) supply is produced by the gut and over 50% of its dopamine (pleasure and reward hormone) as well. What does this mean for us? It seems that the gut is an underestimated key player in our bodies that do way more than just digest the food we eat. Belly Button Healing utilizes this science to stimulate the navel to create more happiness and health for the body. is offering a series of two free online live classes to help release blockages in the gut for smooth flow and to experience the physical and psychological benefits of Belly Button Healing. Join online to Move Your Gut!: Healing Exercises for Constipation on June 8th and 22nd at 8pm EDT to learn intestinal exercises, self-massage with Belly Button Healing, and core energy accumulation to get your gut in balance and in great health.