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Try These 6 Yoga Asanas To Beat Bloating

If you’re experiencing bloating and gas, yoga can help you get some relief. Here are some of the yoga poses that can help you. 

Tenzin Chodon
Written by: Tenzin ChodonUpdated at: May 03, 2023 13:27 IST
Try These 6 Yoga Asanas To Beat Bloating

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Acidity and bloating can be extremely distressing. It can lead to abdominal pain and fullness and can also make you nauseous. It occurs due to the build up of gas in the digestive tract, which can be a result of eating or drinking too fast, switching to a high-fibre diet, or due to medical reasons, such as food intolerance, heartburn and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The good news is bloating can be eased with yoga. In conversation with the OnlyMyHealth editorial team, Yoga and Spiritual Leader Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar, Founder of Akshar Yoga Institutions, shares some of the most effective yoga asanas to relieve bloating. 

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Yoga Asanas To Ease Bloating

Sukhasana-Happy Pose

Sukhasana is a simple yoga pose that helps improve digestion, breathing and lengthens the spine. To perform the asana, place your palms on the knees while sitting up straight with both legs extended. Fold the left leg and tuck it inside the right thigh. Then, fold the right leg and tuck it inside the left thigh.

Dandasana-Staff Pose

Dandasana or the staff pose helps strengthen the back muscles, improves posture and also relieves digestive issues. To perform the asana, sit upright and extend your legs in front of you. Join your legs, bringing your heels together. Maintain a straight back. Engage and tighten your pelvic, thigh, and calves muscles. Support your spine by placing your palms on the floor next to your hips. Relax your shoulders.

Malasana-Waste Evacuation Pose

Malasana is a great way to improve balance, focus and stability. It strengthens the hips, lower back and the digestive system. To perform the asana, start in a standing position with your arms by your sides, descend your pelvis over your heels by bending your knees. Make sure your feet are firmly planted on the ground. Raise your hands in a prayer position in front of your chest or place them on the floor next to your feet.

Urdhva Mukhi Marjari Asana-Cat Cow Pose

Urdhva Mukha Marjariasana benefits the spine, arms and wrist. It also stimulates abdominal muscles and improves breathing. To perform this asana, get down on your knees, place palms under shoulders and knees under hips. Inhale and curve your spine to look up. Exhale and bring your abdomen in and arch your spine. 

Vajrasana-Thunderbolt pose

Vajrasana is great for your digestive system. It helps relieve lower back pain and also strengthens your pelvic floor muscles. To perform this asana, kneel down, placing your palms on your knees, keeping your heels slightly apart, and resting your pelvis on them. Straighten your back and face forward.

Ustrasana-Camel Pose

Ustrasana helps strengthen the chest, abdomen and quadriceps muscles. It improves digestion and treats stomach problems such as constipation and lack of appetite. To perform this asana, place your hands on the hips, when kneeling on the yoga mat. Arch your back, straighten your arms, and place your palms over your feet. Maintain a comfortable, neutral position for your neck. Exhale, then slowly return to the starting position.

Bhujangasana-Cobra Pose

Bhujangasana targets the muscles in the chest, shoulders and abdominal area. It increases flexibility and decreases stiffness in the lower back. To perform the asana, use only your hands for support. Carefully elevate your head and trunk while lying on your stomach. You should look up, slightly curve your neck back, and keep your arms at your sides. Make sure your navel is touching the ground.

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Bottomline

Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar says, “Yoga poses are made to maintain your body healthy and operating properly by enhancing the way your internal organs function. Because yoga reduces stress, it can also be a fantastic way to improve your digestive system.” In addition, yoga can help improve sleep, appetite, and flexibility. It is a great way to keep lifestyle disorders at bay and should be an essential part of your routine.

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