Yoga For Chronic Acidity

(November 9, 2010)

SUGGEST ME BEST ASANAS FOR CHRONIC ACIDITY & GAS PROBLEM


Acidity is a very common condition that is known to affect every individual at least on one occasion over the course of their lifetime. The tendency to develop acidity lies in the fact that the stomach produces acids to digest any of the foods we have consumed. Acidity develops when the stomach produces larger quantities of the acidic substance than required – resulting in the individual suffering from an intense case of acidity where the discomfort is very apparent and intense. Although acidity can also be a symptom of some other serious medical condition, most cases will see it being the result of a diet that has more fat and spicy foods than normal – a trait which causes the stomach to produce greater quantities of acid. The relevance of yoga for acidity problems may not be apparent, but there are scientific reasons for the effectiveness of yoga for acidity.
Although yoga has been around for centuries, it is only in the last few decades that the discipline has come into prominence and is being highly regarded as a very effective treatment path when it comes to suffering not only from physical ailments, but mental ailments as well. The fact that, as opposed to modern medicine that is based on chemical formulae, yoga does not require the individual to ingest or even be subjected to any external stimulus means that there is a much lower chance of complications. However, one of the most important risk factors to be aware of is the fact that unless the more complex yoga poses are performed under a trained instructor, there is always a likelihood for you to injure some part of your body – given how intricate some of the yogic poses can get.
One of the best yoga for acidity poses is known as the hero’s pose. The heros pose not only helps with acidity, but is also highly regarded as being a very effective treatment yoga for heart burn treatment. The benefits of the pose lie in the fact that it helps improve the digestion while also helps in reducing the amount of fat that is situated around the thighs and the calves. The pose can be performed by kneeling on the yoga mat while keeping the mat erect before slowly lowering the hips and resting them between your feet with the toes pointing backwards. While ensuring that your back remains erect, keep you hands rested on your knees and proceed to breathe in and out normally. Given that this pose is known to be a very effective yoga for acidity stomach treatment, the best time to perform it would be just after your meal, for a period of about 20 minutes.  

Submitted by A on November 9, 2010 at 06:28

Chronic acidity or gas have similar causes and normally occur due to reasons such as improper eating habits, consuming aerated or carbonated drinks, excessive smoking, eating with your mouth open or talking while eating, eating your food too fast, consuming highly refined processed packaged junk foods, drinking beer, excessively oily and spicy food, stress and tension, certain strong medicines, etc. Yoga will surely help you but you need to take are of what you eat and how you eat it in order to get rid of the chronic acidity and gas problem. You may follow the below mentioned tips for improving your condition:
  • Drink lots of water as it will help to get rid of chronic acidity and will keep your system hydrated. It will also help to clean your gut and ensure smooth and proper bowel movements to help get rid of gas.
  • Avoid having tea and coffee and other caffeine rich beverages. Also avoid smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, especially beer since it increases the gas in your system.
  • Consume healthy fruit and vegetable juices instead that will keep your system healthy.
  • Do not eat excessively oily and spicy foods or highly processed packaged junk foods as it will increase the acidity and make your problems worse. Have fresh vegetables and fruits instead.
  • Have curd and buttermilk daily during lunch, as it will be very beneficial to get rid of the chronic acidity. Also add ginger and garlic to your food as they help in digestion and help to relieve the gas problem.
  • Eat more foods like fresh fruits and vegetables that provide sufficient fiber and roughage to your diet like green leafy vegetables.
Besides this you may safely practice the following yoga asanas or postures for treating chronic acidity and gas problems:
  • Pavanamuktasana or the Wind Relieving Pose – This asana or posture as its name suggests helps in relieving the excess gas from your system and is also beneficial in treating chronic acidity. This asana or pose should not be done by those who have a weak back or problems with their spine such as slip disc, pregnant women should also avoid this pose.
  • Makarasana or the Crocodile Pose – This asana or posture helps to improve the digestion of food and also the breathing pattern and thus helps in treating chronic acidity and gas problem.
  • Vajrasana or the Diamond Pose or Thunderbolt Pose – This asana or pose should be done immediately after eating as it greatly helps to promote good digestion and also prevents acidity and gas trouble.

Submitted by G M on January 27, 2009 at 01:11

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