Yoga For Acidity And Excess Stomach Acid
The stomach acid plays an important role in our digestion process. The natural process is whatever we eat the acid helps to breaks down the food to digest. In acidity, when the amount of acid increase in our stomach above the limit is called as acidity.
Role of Stomach acid
- They kill the harmful bacteria’s and parasites that enter our stomach through food.
- It activates the pepsin enzymes to digest protein.
- They give signals to the pancreas to produce digestive juice and enzymes that digest food.
- It helps the intestines to absorb nutrients from digested food.
- The acids play a vital role in absorbing Vitamin B12, which is crucial for proper brain function, nervous system and in the blood-forming.
Acidity is common among all people which are caused due to unhealthy eating habits. Hyperacidity is caused when the acidity level increases to its extreme level. At times when acid comes up from the stomach to oesophagus, it is known as acid reflux. Acid reflux can be treated naturally by yoga and pranayama, along with some simple home remedies.
Yoga is one of the best and preferred exercise for acidity that cures and reduces it naturally. Yoga should be performed under an expert guidance or consult an Ayurvedic doctor before practising yoga to know the cause of the disease. These days doctors also recommend yoga for acidity and other stomach related problems.
How To Cure Gastric Problem Permanently
- A very simple pose to practice. Place a yoga mat on the floor, now lie upside down, on your stomach.
- Next, cross your arms in towards your face and rest your head on the crossed arms.
- Take deep breaths.
- As your entire body is loose and relaxed, now you can place your cheeks in the cup of your palms while your elbows are resting on the floor.
- Mostly this supposed to be taking the thinking position, now concentrate on your breathing.
- This asana will improve the digestion and relieve you of your gas problems.
Practising this asana regularly will cure digestion and gas problem.
Place a yoga mat and sit with your legs folded under your buttocks. Now your feet will turn out to be pressed under your buttocks. It will start off with a feeling of pain and numbness in your feet. You can take a break by stretching your legs for a while and then continue this again. You need to sit in this position for about half an hour.
- As you sit on your heels, keep your knees apart.
- Next, take a deep breath and stretch your arms above your head, by bending forward.
- Now the forehead touches the floor keeping your arms still above, at this time breathe out.
- Press your chest touching your knees and continue your breathing.
- Stay in this position for about 30 to 45 seconds and then come back to your initial position.
Pavana means wind, Mukta means to release or relieve, Asana means PosePostureAs the name suggests this yoga pose is excellent for releasing abdominal gas. The name Pawanmuktasana is pronounced as PUH-vuhn-mukt-AAHS-uh-nuh.
Pavanamuktasana is a healing pose, it is very effective in helping to release gas in the abdomen, at the same time massaging the entire back and spine.
Pavanamuktasana, the Wind-Relieving Pose is essential in dealing with gas and constipation problems.
One of the old sayings in India, when the brain and belly are healthy therefore a man is wealthy; meaning, If the mind is at peace and there is none ailing the stomach, then the person is fit and calm. In fact, the two are connected; it follows that to have a peaceful mind it is actually important that our digestive system remains strong. Likewise, Wind-Relieving Pose (Pavanamuktasana) yoga pose is absolutely perfect to cure gas and constipation, two troublesome problems of the stomach.
How to do Wind-Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasana) :
Bend both legs and hug them into the body with the arms wrapped around the front of the leg below the knee. Simultaneously, the chin will tuck toward the chest. The head shall rest on the ground or to be lifted toward the knees. You could also practice the pose in three parts by first hugging right leg and then the left leg at a time into the chest and then hugging both the legs together.
Benefits of the Wind-Relieving Pose (Pavanamuktasana) :
- The back and abdominal muscles get strengthened
- The leg and arm muscles get toned
- It massages the intestines and other organs in the abdomen
- Benefits of digestion and release of gas
- Enhances the blood circulation in hip joints and reduces tension in the lower back
Avoid Wind-Relieving Pose (Pavanamuktasana) :
If you are experiencing the following health issues:
Heart problem, High blood pressure, menstruation, neck and back problems, Hernia, Hyperacidity, slip disc, testicle disorder, and after the second trimester of pregnancy.
Pranayama or Breath in and out
As you are ending the exercise, just take a moment to breathe deeply for about five minutes.
How to do it: Breath out deeply through your nose. Then, slowly breathe in through both nostrils. Repeat this five to ten times, each time focusing attentively on your breath.