Each time you put something inside your belly, either you walk an inch towards a disease or you move away from the risk of contracting a disease. What we eat, how we eat and when we eat are some of the most important aspects one must keep in mind to lead a healthy life. There is a long list of diseases associated with your wrong diet. And one among them is a form of indigestion called acidity.
Acidity is a condition in which gastric juices get over-produced in the stomach. When the gastric juices get secreted in an abnormally high quantity, they prove to be hazardous as they eat away the lining of the stomach, causing gastritis and peptic ulcers.
However, just like several other diseases, yoga could come to your rescue here. With help of certain yoga techniques and dietary changes, you can control and eventually eradicate acidity problem. Following are some yoga positions that will help you in balancing the functioning of your digestive system.
Setubandhasana or Bridge Pose
Besides your poor eating habits, there is another factor that has negative effects on the extremely sensitive lining of your stomach: stress. Thus, de-stressing becomes as important as fighting acidity. Practising back bending postures like this one will let your mind and body calm down.
Supta Badha Konasana or Reclined Bound Angle Pose
This yoga asana is an excellent remedy to support digestion. It helps you release gas from the system and treats chronic acidity. Avoid performing this pose if you are pregnant or have an injury in the shoulder.
Halasana or Plough Pose
This is an extremely useful pose to fight acidity. This asana helps you have a calm mind and body, eventually controlling the secretion of gastric juices in the stomach and acidity.
When you perform this yoga asana immediately after eating your meal, it increases blood flow to the stomach and intestines, boosting the digestion process. Regularly practising this asana cleanses the whole digestive system. So, you must make it a habit of sit in vajrasana for 10 to 15 minutes after every meal.
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