People have used the yoga asanas for many centuries to augment their health and keep diseases at bay. The best way to do this is to learn from a yoga teacher. You have certified teachers all over India. Or, you can do it by yourself and then learn more as you go along. Here are the yoga asanas to help you fight acidity.
Yoga asanas for acidity treatment
Supta baddha konasana
Supta baddha konasana Benefits: Stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries and prostate glands, stimulates the heart, improves the blood circulation, relieves stress. Good for relieving acidity.
- Begin from Baddha Konasana. (This is done in seated position with the heels pressed together in front of you.)
- Exhale and lower your back to the floor. Use your hands and then your elbows to lower yourself to the ground.
- Spread the sacrum all over your back, let your lower back and buttocks go down through the tailbone.
- Grip the upper portion of the thighs with your hands while moving your inner thighs outward. Slide your hands towards the knee and let the inner groin sink down to the floor. Bring the external points of the hip together.
- Spread your arms out on either side of your body. Keep the palms up and the arms at 45 degrees from the body.
- Resist the natural urge to push the knees downward. If your groins are tight, the effect of pushing the knees down will be counterproductive. Instead, float the knees up and let the groin continue to sink.
- Maintain the pose for 20 minutes.
Avoid if you have groin or knee injury.
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Vajrasana Benefits: It relaxes, soothes, and uplifts the body, mind, and soul through its simplicity and effectiveness. It stimulates the vajra nadi that helps digestion. You can do this pose on a full stomach.
- Start from kneeling position, sit down on your haunches and place your hands on your thighs.
- Lift your chest to open it and keep the chin parallel to the floor.
- Keep your eyes soft and focus on one point in front of you.
- Engage your core muscles. Touch the big toes to each other.
- Sit in this pose for 10-15 minutes.
Avoid if you have back pain or knee injury.
Benefits of the pose: Relieves back pain, stiffness of the spine and lower back. Opens chest and increases purification of blood. Increases secretion of digestive juice and secretion from pancreas.
- Start from seated position with both hands beside you, palm facing the ground.
- Bend your right leg, place the right foot outside the left knee.
- Bend the left leg and place the left foot under the right buttock.
- Bring the left hand over the right leg and grab the big toe of the right foot.
- Maintain the position for 20 seconds. Come back to sitting position.
- Wait for 10 seconds and do for the other leg.
Avoid if you are menstruating or are pregnant. Also avoid if you have hernia or peptic ulcer.
Benefits of the pose: It gently massages the organs in the stomach and also the spine. It helps rid of gas and improves digestion. It is paired with the Bitilasana.
- Start from a tabletop position. Keep the knees directly below the hip, your hands below the shoulder.
- Inhale as you drop your belly button to the floor and raise your hips and heart to the sky. This is the Bitilasana. Spread the sitting bone over your back and broaden your shoulders.
- Exhale as you raise your back to the sky, drop your gaze to the floor, press the hands and legs into the floor. This is Marjaryasana.
- Do both alternately for up to 5-7 times.
Avoid if you have neck injury.
Adho mukha svanasana
Benefits of the pose: Energizes the body and calms the brain, relieves stress and mild depression, improves digestion and prevents osteoporosis. You also get relief from headache, fatigue, and insomnia.
- Start from the table-top position, down on your hands and knees.
- Keep the hands beneath the shoulders and the knees below the hip. Keep the knees as wide as your hips.
- Exhale and lift your knees away from the floor. Lengthen your tailbone away to the floor lift the sitting bones to the ceiling and pull up your inner ankles up to the groins.
- Make your torso align straight with the head between the hands. Expand your chest and strengthen your inner core.
- Hold the pose for more than 1 minute. Now, rest in child pose.
Avoid if you have diarrhea, carpal tunnel syndrome, or high blood pressure.
Benefits of the pose: Stretches the thighs, ankles, hips, calms the brain, relieves stress and fatigue, rectifies stomach problems. Get relief from neck and back pain.
- Kneel on the floor, keep the two big toes together. Sit back on your heels.
- Widen your knees as wider than your hips.
- Exhale and lay your torso down between your knees. Stretch your hands up over your head.
- Turn your face to one side and release the front of your shoulders to the floor. Make the shoulder blades wide across the back.
- Relax your thighs and narrow the hip towards the navel. Lengthen your tailbone and lift he base of the skull away from the neck.
- You can place your hands in front of your head or place it palm upward beside you.
- This is a relaxing pose and so you can spend some time here. Do it for minimum 10 minutes at a time.
Avoid if are pregnant, have knee injuries, or are suffering from diarrhea.
All yoga for acidity have been tested and tried for a long time. You will get good benefit by doing it daily. However, if you should at any time feel any pain or discomfort, discontinue and consult a yoga expert or your yoga teacher.