As the modern lifestyle involves people consuming unhygienic food and also following a sedentary lifestyle, more and more of them are being plagued by digestive problems such as gastric and acidity. Though antacids and other medicines can help, yoga comes up as an effective holistic healing therapy for a host of health issues, including this one.
Here is a list of 5 best yoga poses for gastric and acidity:
1. Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)
This yoga pose is considered particularly useful for digestive ailments, including gastric trouble and acidity. In this pose, you have to lean backwards and get elbows on the floor, followed by lowering the back on the floor. Hold the position for some minutes and then come out of it, rolling over the right side and then sitting up slowly. Use your hands to support yourself while getting up. Pregnant women and those with shoulder injury should abstain from this pose.
2. Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
Another yoga pose which is of great help in healing acidity and gastric problems is setu bandhanasana or bridge pose, which cools both body as well as mind. It provides strength to abdominal organs and alleviates stress from the mind. Lie of your back and bend your knees with feet flat on the floor. At the same time, arms are kept on the side of the body. While breathing out, start shifting the weight of your body to your arms, trying to reach the pelvis upwards off the floor, with neck and head still flat on the floor. Hold the position for a few seconds and come back to the original position.
3. Halasana (Plough Pose)
Halasana is another yoga pose to cool the body and mind and bring relaxation to the digestive organs and reducing the secretion of acids in the stomach. Lie flat on the floor with arms on the sides. Bend your knees with feet flat on the floor. Slowly, raise legs from the hips, placing hands on them for support. Bend your legs and try touching the floor behind the head with the toes. Keep your hands straight meanwhile, so that they are placed flat on the floor. Come out of the position by gently rolling your back on the floor.
Vajrasana is a yoga pose which can enhance the flow of blood to stomach and intestinal area, if done right after meals. It improves digestion and helps in the cleansing of the entire digestive system. Kneel on the floor in such a manner that the top of the feet touches the floor and the heels point upward. Sit with your buttocks on your heels, placing palms on the knees. Accompany with closing your eyes and taking some deep breaths.
Pranayama refers to deep breathing asanas or exercises, which relive tension from the body and mind and promote internal peace and calm. Also, it helps in providing relief from gastric and acidity problems. Basic pranayamas include anulom vilom pranayama, which involves alternate breathing, sheetali pranayama and brahmari pranayama.
Make practice of all these yoga poses a part of your daily routine and lie a healthier and happier life.