Gut Health: Ten Minutes To Strong Immunity With Yoga
Yoga with Adriene gut health: Many people have undergone or currently suffering from gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), acidity or heartburn especially now due to Covid19 people have to maintain social distancing because of which most of the people are working from home. Many of you do your work while sitting on bed, sofa or dining table in inappropriate posture and sit in the same place for Long continuous hours that cause lack of physical activities. Devouring foods which are incredibly oily, salty, spicy or sweet tend to cause the imbalance of stomach ph. Level and high intake of caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can further exacerbate the disorder. Sleeping directly after dining can also rise your acidity. All these routines, stress, and constant fear of acquiring COVID, can worsen one’s acidity.
- Here are some Symptoms of acidity - restlessness, heartburn, nausea, vomiting and constipation.
- Acidity can be hurtful and uneasy. There are several simple remedies that we can follow to relieve ourselves from acidity.
- Instead of taking medicine, you can try natural remedy: Exercise/Yoga! According to a Research “mild physical activity” may help to “clear” intestinal gas, and relieve the symptoms of bloating.
Postures To relieve GERD
Yoga is one of the most effective and natural ways to cure acidity not from now but Since ancient times. It helps us to endure the effects of acid reflux and also consolidate our digestive system. Exercises enable us to apply pressure on the internal organs, which can help us to get relief from symptoms, and lessen stress. While yoga is a great way to reduce GERD symptoms, if we do yoga daily along with healthy eating habits, we can observe significant effects in their overall gut health. Being watchful (mindful eating) is a key to overcome many diseases, like cancer.
Some simple asanas which can be performed regularly if there’s no underlying pathology are:
Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose), Ustrasan (camel pose), Pawanmuktasan (wind relieving pose), Kapalbhati pranayama, Nadi shodhan pranayama(alternative nose breathing), etc. Each posture should be held for 10 secs and can be repeated as comfortable or five times in a go. Regular practice of yoga will prove to be an excellent technique to deal with GERD and its effects.
(Article by Palak Dengla, Chief Physiotherapist, Aster RV Hospital)
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