Treat your acid reflux with this yoga sequence.
Acid reflux can be a pain– literally. When you have acid reflux, the acid in your stomach comes into your esophagus due to a malfunction in the valve that separates the two. As a result, you feel a burning sensation in your chest and throat. The feeling is very uncomfortable and may prevent you from focusing at work or getting a good night’s sleep at home.
For relief from acid reflux, over the counter drugs are always an option. But if you’re looking for a more natural alternative remedy, give the below yoga poses a try first. Doing yoga regularly both strengthens the digestive system and improves the circulation of blood, which means better nutrient absorption and less burning!
By Shirin Mehdi
This asana is always done in combination with the Bitilasana. They work on the core and also benefit the spine and the abdomen. Practicing this asana enhances blood circulation and massages the digestive organs. This will give you instant relief from acidity.
This asana is not an extreme fold like the Uttanasana and is thus safe to practice. The weight of the body is shifted to the arms and legs when you do the Downward Dog. This eases the center. This asana also helps to oxygenate your abdomen, which relieves the burning sensation.
The Warrior II is a powerful pose. It strengthens the digestive system and relieves acidity. It also ensures proper functioning of all the organs and cures other stomach-related problems.
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
A twist is the best detox you can give your system. It flushes out toxins and increases blood circulation. This, in turn, oxygenates your digestive system and reduces acidity.
The Balasana is a restorative pose. It relaxes the system and relieves bouts of acidity. When you are in this asana, your abdominal organs are also massaged and strengthened.
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