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5 yoga poses to deal with your gastric problems effectively

5 yoga poses to deal with your gastric problems effectively

October 04, 2022

There’s a growing interest among the masses to find natural relief in tackling digestive issues such as acidity, gas and indigestion. Your eating habits and lifestyle directly affect the process of digestion. Indian culture has since time immemorial emphasized on the multiple benefits of yoga in aiding the digestive process. If you have been wondering which asanas to try for some relief in the stomach then you are at the right place!

Without further ado, let’s get to the top 5 yoga poses that will surely give you relief in the longer term:

1. Pashcimottanasana (Seated forward bend pose)

Paschimottanasana or the seated forward bend pose helps in relieving constipation and gas. It focuses on the mobility of the hip joint by flexing it. As the body stretches forward in the pose it increases pressure on the digestive organs. It is also beneficial in relieving back pain and releasing stress from the body.

How to do it:

● Sit down over a mat with your legs stretched out.
● With an inhale, raise your arms above your head so that it points out towards the ceiling.
● With an exhale, bend forwards flexing at your hips from the lower back so that your hands stay close to the feet and chest close to your knees.
● Stay in this position for a few seconds without lifting knees or head up.
● Get back to the initial position with an inhale.

2. Balasana (Child’s pose)

Balasana or child’s pose is known to release stress and calm your mind. It aids in digestion and also gives relief from lower back pain. This asana focuses on proper breathing exercises that allow the release of stress. Make sure your breathing is long, slow and steady.

How to do it:

● Sit down on your heels in a kneeling position or Vajrasana.
● Stretch out your hands into the air while exhaling.
● Flex at your hips and start bending forward so that your forehead touches the floor.
● Hold onto this for a few seconds and then go back to the starting position with an inhale.

3. Trikonasana (Triangle pose)

Trikonasana or the triangle pose improves digestion and stimulates appetite. It also relieves constipation. It is helpful in maintaining mental and physical equilibrium.

How to do it:

● Stand straight with your legs apart. The distance between your legs should be a little more than the span of your shoulders.
● Inhale. Raise your right hand straight above your head. The right arm should be parallel to the right ear.
● Exhale. Bend your torso at the waist, to your left side.
● Simultaneously, slide your left arm down along your left leg till your fingers are at your ankle.
● At this point, your right arm must be horizontal as your head is tilted left.
● Hold the pose with your knees and elbows straight. Hold the position for few seconds.
● Inhale. Straighten yourself and repeat the posture on the other side.

4. Halasana (Plough pose)

Halasana or the plough pose is known to aid digestion and cure constipation. It is also suggested to people who are trying to lose weight as it works on belly fat. Patients suffering from insomnia, diabetes cold, cough are also benefited from this pose.

How to do it:

● Lie down on your back, supine over a mat. Keep your palm flat on the ground
● With an inhale, press the ground with your palm and raise your legs against gravity
● Raise your legs and pull them back so that your toes touch the ground behind your head
● Hold on to this position for a few seconds with normal breathing. Make sure the pressure is not coming on the neck
● While releasing the pose, press the palms on the ground and slowly roll the back down using the core strength to avoid injuries.

5. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)

This pose mimics a cobra. It is known to stretch your belly muscle, improve posture and suppose digestive health.

How to do it:

● Start by lying on your stomach, with your feet hip-width apart and the palms of your hands flat on the floor by your lower ribs, elbows bent.
● Extend your feet so that the tips of your feet are touching the ground.
● Press into your hands and slowly bring your head and chest upward. Keep your elbows slightly bent as you slowly straighten your arms. Roll your shoulders back and down. Focus on lifting your sternum rather than raising your chin.
● Be sure to keep your pelvis on the floor and focus on bringing your chest and upper back up and forward.
● Look upward slightly without overextending your neck or raising your chin. Hold for 4–5 breaths.

Try out the above mentioned yoga poses to keep gastric issues at bay. And if acidity strikes midway, the Ayurvedic solution of Gas-O-Fast will offer quick relief from acidity, gas and indigestion.


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