Yoga for Indigestion

 Indigestion is problem commonly faced nowadays not only by old or middle aged people but also by youngsters . It is just a minor problem on the first day but if you keep ignoring it  , it will surely become a headache for you .

What actually is Indigestion ?

It is a problem basically caused by acid reflux , when our stomach acid leaks back into our oesophagus and irritates its lining . It will cause burning feeling , pain and discomfort in your upper abdomen and feeling uncomfortable after eating .  

How is it caused ?

There are various reasons because of which indigestion occurs in the body :-

  • Smoking 
  • Overeating or eating too quickly
  • Consuming spicy , greasy or fatty foods.
  • Too much caffeine , alcohol or chocolate .
  • Consuming carbonated beverages.

etc . there are many reasons which can be the cause of indigestion .

 But is there any way to cure Indigestion ?

There could be some tips which would help you in getting back to normal health but they may or may not cure indigestion such as :-

  • Drinking warm water .
  • Avoiding various foods that are mentioned in the upper points .
  • Taking a warm bath or using a heating bag.
  • ginger , mint and various home remedies .

 Is that you have tried all remedies but nothing really worked out don’t get worried there is one solution to it which will not only cure the indigestion but will also help you to achieve calmness and relax your body  and the answer is Yoga .

Now you might be thinking how yoga will cure Indigestion ?

Yoga not only helps your stomach to heal but also keeps your digestive system healthy . It keeps you away from various diseases and postural deformities . Here are the various yogic asanas which you can perform to cure Indigestion :-

1. Thunderbolt Pose  (Vajrasana)

1. This is the only asana that you could perform even after eating food . 

2. This asana helps in digestion .

 3. It prevents and helps to get relief from constipation .

4.  It also increases blood supply to pelvic region .

5.  It helps you to get rid of acidity and gas .

 6. It helps in strengthening pelvic muscles

Shocked !

How a single asana is so much useful for your body .

2. Half spinal twist Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

1. It helps to get rid of toxins from the body .

 2. It reduces acidity.

3. It enhances good blood circulation in the body .

4. It improves digestion .

3. Child ‘ s Pose (Balasana)

1. It keeps the blood circulation normal .

2. It massages the interna organs.

3. It also helps to release any tension in the chest

4. It helps in stretching hips and thighs .

4. Wind Relieving Pose (Apanasana)

1. It improves digestion .

2. It provides relief from bloating and gas pains.

3. It reduces acidity .

4. It lowers back pain .

5.  It stretches lower body .

5. Forward Bend Pose (Paschimottanasana)

1. It keeps the digestive system normal .

2. It relaxes the mind and is also helpful for psychological problems.

3. It stretches the hips , thighs and calves .

4. It strengthens the pelvic muscles.

6. Cat/Cow Pose (Marjaryasana)
Cat pose

1. It improves posture and balance .

2. It is found to be great for digestive system . 

3. It helps in improving flexibility of spine .

There are many other asanas which would help greatly in indigestion . An ideal time for performing yoga is either in the morning or in the evening when you feel bit hungry . Hope you love doing it .

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