DO THESE YOGA ASANAS DO GET RELIEF FROM GASTRIC PROBLEMS – SADHAK ANSHIT

Gas is a normal part of digestion process. Gas problems can cause serious troubles for you sometimes. Problem of gas can start from a mild stage and can go up to a critical stage. It can often lead to stomach cramps, bloating, heaviness, heartburn, headaches, pain in chest, shoulders, ribs and other body parts. In some serious cases, the sufferer may experience sharp pain in chest, consistent hiccups, vomiting, indigestion etc. People experience a dead appetite during severe gastric problems and if the problem aggravates, the suffered may also have trouble in breathing.

Sometimes having foods high on acid causes gastric troubles. Some foods that trigger gastric problems are milk and dairy products, apricots, raw apples, bananas, prunes and prune juice, beans, onions, cabbage and sauerkraut, carrots, celery, corn, and peas, foods with artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, oat bran, wheat, pasta, potatoes etc.

There will be times when people seek medical help to cure gastric troubles but then there are some people who wish to treat it with natural remedies. Yoga can be a great help to get rid of your gastric troubles.

Here are some yoagasanas to cure gastric troubles. Take a look.

Pawanmuktasana

Lie on your back with your feet together and arms beside your body. Breathe in and as you exhale, bring your right knee towards your chest and press the thigh on your abdomen with clasped hands.

Breathe in again and as you exhale, lift your head and chest off the floor and touch your chin to your right knee. Hold it there, as you take deep, long breaths in and out.

Checkpoint: As you exhale, tighten the grip of the hands on the knee and increase the pressure on the chest. As you  inhale, loosen the grip. As you exhale, come back to the ground and relax.  

Repeat this pose with the left leg and then with both the legs together. You may rock up and down or roll from side to side 3-5 times and then relax.

Makarasana

This is a very simple pose to practice. Just take a yoga mat and lie on it, upside down, on your stomach. Now, cross your arms in front of your face and rest your head on the crossed arms. Take deep breaths. While let your entire body loose and relaxed and as a variation you can cup your cheeks in your palms while your elbows can rest on the floor. Basically you are supposed to take the thinking position and then concentration on your breathing. It will improve your digestion and relieve you of your gas problems.  

Vajrasana

Sit on your yoga mat with your legs folded under your buttocks. Your feet will be pressed under your buttocks. You will start feeling pain and numbness in your feet. You can stretch your legs for a while and then again continue. You need to sit for about half an hour. Regular practice of this asana can cure digestion and gas problem.

Balasana

Sit on your heels. Keep your knees apart. Take a deep breath and stretch your arms above your head. Now start bending forward. Touch the floor with your forehead and arms still above, touching the floor. Now breathe out. Press your chest against your knees and regulate your breathing. Stay in the same position for 30 to 45 seconds and then get back to the initial position.

Paschimottanasana

 Sit on the floor with your legs in front of you. Keeping your back straight, slowly hinge forward at the hips and lower your torso. Stay there for five to ten deep breaths. This simple stretch helps you relax, and relieve some of the stress that’s affecting your digestion.

Uttanasana

Stand with your legs apart, and bend forward from the waist. Keeping your back straight, place your hands on the floor. Regular practice of this asana can cure gas problem.

Trikonasana

Also known as the triangle pose, this move helps improves digestion by stimulating the abdominal organs. It also tones the belly and burns fat.

Ustrasana

This yoga asana also known as  Camel Pose stretches and strengthens your abdominal organs. Additionally, it also relieve back pain, and overcome menstrual cramping. 

Bhujangasana

A fatigue-reducing move, this asana is also known as  Cobra Pose – as it resembles a snake with its hood raised. It helps open the shoulders and neck and tones the abdomen, and is useful for people with respiratory disorders. Lie flat on the ground, with your forehead, stomach and toes (feet together) touching the floor, and palms downward. Breathe in, and lift your torso off the floor using your hands. On breathing out, return back to the floor. 

Kapal Bhati Pranayama

This asana( Pranayama) works wonders: not only does it improve your blood circulation, it’ll assist digestive tract functioning, absorption and assimilation of nutrients, and also help you lose weight. According to Sadhak Anshit,  Shiva Yoga Institute yoga teacher: “80 per cent of the toxins in our body are released through the outgoing breath. Regular practice of Kapal Bhati pranayama detoxifies all the systems in our body. ”

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