Acidity Issues? Give These Yoga Asanas a Shot

With popular antacid Ranitidine under scanner, give these yoga asanas a shot to deal with acidity issues.

Updated26 Sep 2019, 04:23 AM IST
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Thanks to the modern-day lifestyle and it’s fast pace, we tend to ignore getting a proper diet and exercise. And it is our digestive system that takes the hit. Are you struggling with digestive problems too – nausea, lack of appetite, acidity?

Here are some simple asanas you could try to ease the problem.

Exercise 1

  • Keeping your spine straight, sit between your heels.
  • Drag your knees together and put both hands on top of them.
  • With shoulders away from the ears, lift your chest and look in front.
  • If you have knee issues, avoid this position.
  • Place your hands on your knees, thighs or on top of one another.
  • Focus on your breath.
  • Place your hand on the navel and watch your breath.
  • You can do this asana even after eating.

Exercise 2

Simple asanas to aid digestion by yoga guru Zubin Atre.
Simple asanas to aid digestion by yoga guru Zubin Atre.
(Photo: Abhay Sharma/FIT)
  • Keep your right leg bent, move the left heel over the right knee.
  • Bring the left knee towards the right shoulder. Bring it in as close as you can.
  • Place the right elbow over the left knee and bring the right hand close to the body.
  • Lift the spine.
  • Use the right hand to lock the leg close to the right shoulder.
  • If you want to go advanced, take the hand under the left foot.
  • Look over the left shoulder.
  • Hold the position and breathe.
  • Breathe out and release.
  • Repeat on the other side.

Exercise 3

Our bad eating habits and lack of sleep leads to digestion problems.
Our bad eating habits and lack of sleep leads to digestion problems.
(Photo: Abhay Sharma/FIT)
  • Lay down on the tummy, bring the hands under the shoulders.
  • Fingers are spread out and elbows are close to the body.
  • As you push the body upwards, elbows come closer to the body.
  • Chin is lifted and the lower back muscles are engaged.
  • Notice the stretch between the chin and the navel.
  • Breathe out and go back to the mat very gently.
  • Repeat the asana three to four times, holding each position for two to three breaths.
  • Shoulders remain open and wide, back is comfortable.
  • If you feel a pinch, lower the body.

These are simple asanas which can help ease the stress on your digestive system allowing it to perform better. Include them in your daily routine and let’s us know if they work for you.

Editor: Ashish Maccune
Camera: Abhay Sharma, Anubhav Gupta
Producer: Rosheena Zehra

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Published: 01 May 2018, 08:19 AM IST
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