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Practice These 6 Yoga Asanas To Ease And Prevent Acidity

Here we have 5 simple yoga asanas that you can practice at the ease of your home without any equipment in order to cure and prevent acidity.  

Written by: Charu SharmaPublished at: Dec 08,2021
Updated at: Dec 08,2021

If there is one practice that can aid almost all health issues from minor to major, it has to be Yoga. This ancient program can resolve most acute and chronic problems be it persistent body pain or cancer. But in this article, we will specifically talk about acidity. With acidity being one of the most common problems these days, people tend to jump into various home remedies and medications in order to find the cure. Where something would work for one person it wouldn’t for the other, yoga is something that can help us all. As several yoga postures have been proven to cure different digestion problems, here we have brought 5 simple yoga asanas that you can practice at the ease of your home without any equipment in order to cure and prevent acidity.

#1. Pawanmuktasana

One of the most popular yoga asanas is the wind Relieving posture, pawanmuktasana comes with myriad benefits. Some of the well known benefits of this yoga posture are-

  • strengthens the back and abdominal muscles
  • aids weight loss
  • enhances blood circulation in the hip region.

While this yoga asanas strengthen and stimulate the abdominal region, it is said to be good for digestion and provides relief from problems like constipation, acidity and heartburn.

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In order to reap the benefits of this yoga asana follow these simple instructions-

  • Take a mat and lie flat on your back in a way that your feet are close to each other and hand are on either side of the body.
  • Take a deep breath and press your thighs while bringing your knees toward the chest as you exhale.
  • Keep your knees and ankles together and encircle your knees with both arms so that your hands
  • are holding up your elbows.
  • Raise your neck upwards so that your chin is touching your knees.
  • Hold this position for a while and breathe normally. 

#2. Vajrasana

One of the simplest yoga exercises that is usually performed post meals, vajrasana is also known as the thunderbolt pose. This asana is known for improving blood circulation, improving the process of digestion and hence it helps in preventing acidity by regulating the bowel movement. This 10-minute relaxing yoga posture is good for your tummy and will make your gut healthy and happy. Here's how you can perform this simple yet effective yoga asana in a few steps. 

  • Take a yoga mat and start by kneeling down on the floor. 
  • Sit back on your heels and make sure that your spine is straight. t 
  • Place your hands on your thighs and ensure that your neck is straight and isn't bending. 
  • Hold this position for about 10 minutes and concentrate upon your breath. 

#3. Marjaryasana

This yoga posture is known to improve your body’s blood circulation while massaging the digestive organs simultaneously. One of the easiest ways to stretch the upper body from hips to lower back and shoulder muscles. A strengthening exercise that will provide flexibility to the spine. Not just strengthening and providing flexibility to the body but this yoga posture also helps in stimulating the digestive organs. Practicing this posture massages intestine, stomach and other digestive organs and helps in easing out issues such as acidity, bloating and other intestinal issues.

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Here’s how you can practice the Marjaryasana effectively.

  • Get into a mat on all fours while making sure that your shoulders and hands are aligned and your knees are exactly under your hips.
  • Take a deep breath and while inhaling drop your belly a bit.
  • Lift your chin and chest a bit and gaze towards the ceiling.
  • Push your spine towards the ceiling as you exhale and draw your head towards the floor.
  • Drop your belly and lift your chest as you inhale.
  • Repeat this for about 10 to 15 times.

#4. Supta Baddha Konasana

Popularly known as the Reclining Butterfly Pose, Supta Baddha Konasana is a yoga posture that can be performed by lying down on a yoga mat and comes along with myriad health benefits. Amongst the many benefits of this yoga posture some of them are- it is effective in treating PCOS, it helps to cool down the body and is also beneficial for aiding the process of digestion. As practicing this posture helps in easing out the process of digestion, it is said to be very beneficial when it comes to acidity and problems related to it. Follow these steps to practice the supta baddha konasana and reap the maximum benefits out of it. 

  • Take a yoga mat and lie flat on your back. 
  • Bend your knees in a way that the soles of your feet are sticking together. 
  • Bring your heels closer to the pelvic region and ensure that you are engaging your abs. 
  • Place your hands on either side of the body in a way that your palms are facing the ground. 
  • Hold onto this position for about 3-5 minutes and then release.

#5. Trikonasana

Popularly known as the triangle pose, the trikonasana is a standing yoga posture known you increase spine flexibility. This posture is said to be very beneficial for people suffering from digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, acidity and constipation. This asana helps in doing so by stimulating bowel movement and putting pressure on the colon.

To perform this asana in an effective way follow the given steps.

  • Stand upright with both your legs 3 feet apart.
  • Now place your right foot at a 90-degree angle while your left foot is at 15-degree angle.
  • Now stretch both your arms sideways at the height of your shoulders.
  • As you take a deep breath, bend your body towards the right leg.
  • Ensure that your waist is straight and is not getting twisted.
  • As your right hand touches the ground with palm flat in the front of your right foot.
  • Raise your left arm and align it with your right leg and point upwards.
  • Stay in this position for a while and then stand straight with your arms on either side.
  • Now repeat this on the other side.

#6. Ardha Matsyendrasana 

Half spinal twist pose or half Lord of fishes pose is a yoga posture that is best known for body detoxification and improves blood circulation. Apart from this ardha Matsyendrasana helps in improving digestion, reducing acidity and helps in getting rid of the toxins inside the body. This is a yoga asana that is very helpful in curing digestive issues by stimulating the digestive problems. Here is how you can perform this exercise in a simple way. 

  • Sit straight on a yoga mat by keeping your leg extended in front of you. 
  • Place both your hands on either side of the body and then fold your left leg in front of you. 
  • Bring your right foot in front of your left knee. 
  • Twist your upper body and bring your left arm across the right knee. 
  • Hold this position for about 2 minutes and then release. 

Where yoga is not just something good for losing weight and getting your body into shape but is a holistic development exercise that can also help you in treating various diseases and in getting rid of various conditions. Where yoga postures such as pawanmuktasana, marjaryasana and trikonasana can be helpful not just in providing relief from acidity but also in treating various other issues related to the digestive system such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and intestinal issues. 

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