5 Great tricks to relieve indigestion
The time of food, the quantity of food, and the quality of food consumed, play a significant role in Acidity, Gastritis, and Indigestion. Your body posture and physical activity also add up to worsen the issue.
Most visible symptoms
- Pain in stomach
- Improper burping
- Inability to intake required
If Acidity, Gas, and Indigestion not addressed at the right time, it may result in Migraine, Ulcer, GERD, Obesity, Bloating, Gallstones, etc.
How to relieve yourself?
Lifestyle checks: Issues like Acidity, Gastritis, and Indigestion need mandatory lifestyle changes. Small changes in food habits and routines will keep the body and mind safe from such problems. Increasing liquid intake, avoiding difficult-to-digest foods, and fixing a disciplined workout can quickly solve Acidity, Gastritis, and Indigestion issues.
Physical routine checks: Dedicate some time for physical activity like walking, cycling, running, or playing games. Such activities keep the mind relaxed. A relaxed mind signals the body to release harmful gases and toxins from the body.
Add 5 simple asanas to your daily routine; your body will remain fit and free from toxins.
Malasana or Garland Pose
- Malasana stretches the ankles, thighs, and groin.
- Tones the body by pressing the abdomen closer to the thighs.
- Improves function of the colon, aiding in elimination.
- This pose increases circulation and blood flow in the pelvis region.
- Stand with your feet and legs together.
- Keep your legs parallel while bending your knees and pressing your heels into the floor, maintaining even weight on both feet.
- Once your knees are completely bent, spread them and move your chest forward between your thighs.
Note: People with knee pain should, however, refrain from doing this pose.
Vajrasana or Thunderbolt Pose
- The only Asana you can practice immediately after a meal for 3-5 minutes.
- Removes constipation, aids digestion, strengthens pelvic floor muscles and sexual organs flex the knee and ankle joints.
- It relieves back pain and calms the mind.
- Sit in Dandasana. Fold your right leg and keep your foot under the right hip.
- Now fold the left leg and bring the foot under the left hip.
- Keeping both the big toes together, heels away, make sure you sit in between the heels.
- Spine straight, hands-on thighs turned up. Breathe deeply, keeping your eyes closed.
- Slowly stretch the legs one by one in front of you.
Note: Avoid this Asana if you have had any knee or ankle surgery and suffer from a hernia.
Ardha Matsyendra Asana or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
- It makes your spine flexible
- Stretches muscles on one side and contracts on the other aiding digestion.
- It can provide instant relief from back pain.
- Sit in Dandasana. Place your right foot outside the left knee.
- Fold the left leg, heel touching the right buttock.
- Now inhale, raise the left hand.
- Exhale takes the left hand across the right thigh by pressing the right thigh in with the left elbow and holding the right ankle/foot with the left hand.
- Twist to the right side. Look back over the right shoulder.
- Try to keep both the shoulders in one line. Make sure your spine remains straight. While exhaling, release the pose. Repeat the same on the other side.
Note: People who have recently undergone abdominal, back, and heart surgeries should not practice this Asana
Pawanamuktasana and Wind Relieving Pose
- Massages the abdomen and digestive organs.
- Pawanamuktasana also Removes gas and constipation.
- Lie down on your back.
- Inhale, lift both the legs up together, exhale, fold the legs and bring knees close to the chest. Interlock the fingers and hold the legs.
- Bring thighs closer to the chest.
- Again, inhale gently and lift the head and bring the chin or nose between the knees. Don’t stress the neck.
- Keep breathing while holding the pose.
- Exhale, release both the legs, and slowly drop the head to the floor.
Note: In case of any recent abdominal surgery, please refrain from doing this, Asana. Also, people suffering from hernias or piles must avoid
Supta Udarakarshanasana and Universal Spinal Twist
- Tones the abdominal and pelvic muscles
- Improves digestion and helps get rid of gastritis
- People with hip, knee, or spine issues should refrain from doing this
- Lie down on the back.
- Stretch the hands sideways in line with the shoulders.
- Now, inhale, gently place the right foot on the left knee.
- While exhaling, press the right knee with the left palm towards the floor on the left side.
- Look at the right palm.
- Keep both shoulders on the mat.
- Keep breathing while holding the pose. Repeat on the other side.
Note: People with Hip, Knee, or Spine problems should avoid this pose.
In addition to these Asanas, practicing Pranayama, Guided Meditation, and Yoga Nidra are yoga tools that calm the mind helping you get rid of the discomfort quickly.
The next time you or your family member suffers from Acidity, Gastritis, or Indigestion, you know what to do! It is imperative to regularly maintain the proper diet to save your body and mind from wear and tear. Your body keeps showing you small signals of discomfort. Be aware and understand the language of your body. Stay fit and live healthily.