Why Do We Fart ?
Flatulence, commonly known as “farting,” is something everyone experiences in life due to the buildup of gases in our bodies or as a result of digested food. Foods you eat can cause gas. Gas is produced by your digestive system as it works. As a part of the gaseous exchanges during digestive processes. It is natural for the gas/wind to move downwards. In Ayurveda, we call adhogata vata which normally people pronounced as farts.
Why Fart Should Not Be Suppressed?
In Ayurveda holding farts is blasphemous. just like the thirst, hunger and urge to urinate, defecate etc. Farting is also a natural urge of the body that should not be suppressed. This is known as adharaneeya vega. some of the negative effects of suppressing farts are-:
- Holding the farts in can cause vata imbalances in the digestive system. The vata balance is very important for the proper functioning of the body system, and by holding farts we are inviting diseases that are, in the long term, not good for our bodies.
- The manifestation of abdominal distention, bloating, impaired, Agni, and constipation. These are all the processes through which get affected by holding farts
- It also leads to a loss of taste and an aversion to food. So by holding our farts in, we are giving rise to a lot of health diseases.
What are the Benefits of Healthy Farting?
- Farting regularly is a sign that our body systems are working properly.
- By farting, we reduce abdominal pain because all the gases or pressures are eliminated from the body.
- Reduces bloating which is the cause of excess intestinal gas in the stomach.
- Improves gut health and finds allergies in the body.
So, don’t be embarrassed to fart because, like other body functions, it is also important, and when you feel the urge to fart, do so with full embracement and keep your body fit.