Have you ever experienced a feeling in your stomach that’s more than butterflies but not quite painful? 
You may have what’s referred to as a tight stomach.

A tight stomach is often described as a sensation in which the muscles in your stomach feel tight for a period time. It may feel similar to abdominal bloating, and is often accompanied by other symptoms such as cramping. The sensation may be described differently by different people.

Causes of tight stomach


1. Indigestion

It can be caused by a variety of triggers. Many of them are related to lifestyle and include:


  • overeating or eating too quickly

  • consuming too much caffeine or alcohol

  • smoking

  • anxiety

  • certain medications




2. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a group of intestinal symptoms that may include stomach tightening. Other symptoms of IBS may include:


  • cramping

  • abdominal pain

  • gas

  • constipation

  • diarrhea



If a tight stomach is a persistent issue, it’s important to try to pinpoint the cause so that you can receive any appropriate treatment.
Because many of the causes of a tight stomach are related to lifestyle and dietary choices, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet, get enough exercise, and manage stress.

Takeaway
If your stomach feels tight from time to time, it’s likely not a cause for alarm. The best thing to do is preventing it from reoccurring by practicing yoga on a regular basis.

We do offer plenty yoga classes, workshops in Bondi Junction. Please sms me for more information at 0450 282 452.