Also known as acid reflux, acidity is a common condition and it occurs when the stomach produces excess acid. Normally, food is broken down by acid produced by the stomach, but sometimes excess acid is secreted from the stomach. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) or muscle ring in the lower portion of the food pipe fails to keep acid from moving up the food pipe, resulting in acidity and heartburn. Stomach pain and irritation are other symptoms of acid reflux. Not chewing your food properly, not drinking enough water, smoking and bad eating habits can cause acidity. For the treatment of acidity, usually, antacids are prescribed by the doctor. There are also many home remedies for acidity. You can cure acidity or acid reflux by practicing specific yoga postures. Here is a yoga asanas list for the treatment of acidity.
1. Paschimottanasana (forward bending pose)
Paschimottanasana or the forward bend pose is a great yoga pose for the abdominal organs. This pose will not only help the organs to function properly and deal with digestive issues, but will also regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce belly fat.
How to do it: Start by sitting on the floor with your legs extended in front of you and your hands at your side. Make sure for your engaged core and straight spine. Now while extending your hands, try to touch your toes. If you are comfortable here, try to hold them. Hold this position for about five minutes, then return to the original position. Do this about 10 times.
2. Supta Badhakonasana (lying butterfly pose)
For cooling your body, the lying butterfly pose or Supta badhakonasana is an effective asana. For the treatment of PCOS also it is effective.
How to do it: Start by lying on the floor with your feet extended. Now bend down on your knees and join the soles of your feet. Bring your heels closer to your pelvic area and engage your abs. Keep your hands at your sides with the palms pressed against the floor. For about three minutes, hold this position and return to the original position.
3. Marjaryasana (cat / cow pose)
Marjaryasana or cat / cow pose will improve blood circulation in your body and massage the digestive organs. This pose will stretch and relax your body.
How to do it: Begin by getting on all fours, palms under the shoulder and knees under the hips. Now inhale and lift your chin and tailbone. Push your stomach towards the floor. Exhale and round your spine, tilting your head and tailbone towards the floor. Your pubic bone should be pulled forward. Now return to the original position. Repeat these two steps about five times.
4. Vajrasana (thunderclap pose)
Performing vajrasana immediately after your meal will help you digest food properly and prevent acidity. This asana will help in digestion process by improving blood circulation in the intestine and stomach.
How to do: Bend down on the floor. Now sit on your heels. Keep your spine and head straight and your hand on your knees. For about 10 minutes, hold this position and focus on your breathing. Return to your normal sitting position.
5.Ardha Matsyendrasana (half spinal twist pose or half lord of fishes pose)
For detoxification of the body, Ardha Matsyendrasana is one of the best yoga asanas. It will improve blood circulation, improve digestion, remove toxins and reduce acidity.
How to do it: Start by sitting up straight with your legs stretched out in front of you. Keep your spine straight and your hands at the sides. Now bend your left knee and bring your left foot close to the pelvic area like the cross-legged position. Bend down on your right knee and bring the right foot over the left knee. Your right foot should be kept close to your left knee. Now turn your upper body and bring your left arm over your right knee. You can keep your arm straight out to the side or behind your back. For about a minute, hold this position and return to the original position. Repeat on the other side.