Yoga for Gastric and Acidity

Yoga for Gastric and Acidity

YogaAdi Feb 20, 2023

Yoga for Gastric and Acidity

We all have experienced acidity, gas, or bloating. It happens due to the consumption of a meal containing a lot of spices, oil, or heavy in nature and drinks like coffee, tea, acidic juices, or cold drinks. When you feel acidity you feel a bloated belly, burping, and nausea. It can affect your daily life.
Gastric glands release acid for digesting food if due for any reason it releases more acid than required after which you start feeling burning in your chest area and below it because acid runs back to the food pipe.
Acidity happens mainly due to poor lifestyle, consumption of unhealthy food, and consuming more food than required.

Acidity, bloating, or gas usually happen because of -

  • Consumption of heavy food.
  • Lying down immediately after consuming the meal.
  • Eating unhealthy food at dinner time or during bedtime.
  • Consuming citric food, spicy food, fried food, or fatty food.
  • Due to smoking, and consuming alcohol.
  • Due to drinking carbonated drinks.
  • Because of pregnancy.
  • Taking a heavy dose of medicine.

To get relief from gas, bloating, or acidity you need to practice yoga.

10 Yoga Poses for Gastric & Acidity

1) Ushtrasana (Camel Pose)

Ushtra is a Sanskrit word that means camel. It is a very useful asana, helping to relieve acidity. help in stretching the backbone to improve posture and relieve back pain and stretch abdominal muscles to get relive from acidity and gastric distress.
Also help in stretching thigh muscles, chest, shoulder, and upper hip.

Ushtrasana (Camel Pose)

Firstly, sit on your knees with little distance between the knees, then sit as your hips come over your knees. your lower leg parallel to the floor and your soles facing the ceiling.
With your left hand, hold the left ankle and vice versa. Begin bending backward while inhaling while holding.
Hold in the same position for 5-10 seconds before returning to the starting position.

2) Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)

Vajra means thunderbolt or diamond. This pose helps relax the body and relieves lower back pain, and hypertension helps with problems related to the stomach like digestion, constipation, and acidity.

Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)

Sit on your knees with your hips on your ankles. Keep your back straight. Place your hand on your thighs. And relax take deep breaths. Hold the position for some minutes and then sit in the normal posture.

3) Ardha Matsyendrasna (Half Spinal Twist Pose)

Ardhamatsyendrasana is also called “Half Lord of the Fishes Pose”. This is useful in detoxifying the body. Help in improving flexibility and stretches your abdominal muscles.

Ardha Matsyendrasna (Half Spinal Twist Pose)

Sit on a smooth surface with legs straight and back straight. Then keep your left knee on top of your right knee with your right leg straight and left leg folded, And keep your foot on the mat. with your right elbow on top of your left knee, and your left palm on the floor to support your body. With a little twist of your body, then slowly relax to a normal position. Then repeat it with the right knee on top of the left knee.

4) Marjaryasana (Cat-Cow Pose)

Marharyasana poses helps with back pain and improves flexibility, it also improves the digestive system.

Marjaryasana (Cat-Cow Pose)

Sit on your knees and then bend forward with your palms below your shoulders and knees just below the hips keep your back straight and look straight so that your chin is parallel to the floor. then look down toward the floor with the body relaxed and the back relaxed with curves like a cow.

5) Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Butterfly Pose)

Reclining butterfly pose helps in stretching thighs, and knees to improve blood circulation, and helps in relieving stress, treatment problems related to mensuration, and menopause, also helps in improving the digestive system.

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Butterfly Pose)

Lie on the floor with your back on the floor with stretched legs then slowly bend your knees and join your foot sole and bring your sole towards the pelvic area. Relax for 5 minutes. You can also sit and do it and bend forward then slowly bend your knees and join your foot sole and bring your sole towards the pelvic area.

6) Paschimottanasana (Forward Bend Exercise)

Forward bend exercise help in stretching back muscles, and increase flexibility and spine mobility. It is beneficial for acidity regulation and improves the digestive system.

Paschimottanasana (Forward Bend Exercise)

First, sit on the floor with your legs straight and back straight then slowly bend forward by holding your ankles with your palm and try to bend as much as you can but don’t force your body too much. Hold the posture for a few minutes. Then come back to a normal sitting posture and relax.

7) Kapal Bhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breath)

Kapal bhati helps in improving breathing power, and the function of organs like lungs, it helps in improving the digestive system, and kapal bhati helps in losing weight and improves concentration.

Kapal Bhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breath)

Sit on the floor with crossed legs and with a straight back with your hands on your knees or near your abdominal area. And inhale and exhale, and concentrate on one thought, do this 20-30 times and take a break.

8) Ardha Apanasana (Knee to Chest)

Ardha apanasana is beneficial for people with digestion-related problems like indigestion, and constipation, and treating problems related to mensuration like PCOS, PCOD, and menopause.

Ardha Apanasana (Knee to Chest)

Lie on the floor with your back resting on the floor, with straight legs, then inhale and slowly bend your knees and bring your knees towards your chest and hold your knees with your arms and rest in this position for some minutes and then slowly relax your posture and exhale.

9) Anand Bal Asana (Happy Baby)

Balasna is beneficial to exercise for your whole body, it stretches your backbone and stretches your abdominal muscles and pelvic muscles, and also helps with digestion problems like acidity, gas, and bloating.

Anand Bal Asana (Happy Baby)

Lie on the floor with your legs apart and bend your knees and bring your knees close to your chest, but with the gap between the knees, and hold your right foot with your right palm and left foot with your left palm, just like a baby playing.

10) Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)

Low lunges help in stretching your thigh muscles and back and are beneficial for relieving acidity and gastric problems.

Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)

Sit on your knees with a straight back then, slowly stretch your right leg backward. And stretch your hands up toward the ceiling or rest them on your waist. And slowly bend your back backward and look upwards. Then repeat the steps with the left leg.

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