Zap Acidity with Yoga

Acidity is a problem that we all face. It can be caused due to eating food which are excessively oily, salty, spicy or sweet. An increased consumption of caffeine and alcohol, as well as smoking also impacts acidity. Another thing that impacts acidity is also going to sleep immediately after eating food. All these daily habits, with the added stress, are what cause acidity.

There are many symptoms of acidity, beginning from restlessness and heart burn to nausea and vomiting and sometimes even constipation. There are many easy remedies to curb the effects of acidity, and to avoid it all the same. Yoga is one such remedy, which is the best exercise to cure and reduce it naturally.

Yoga poses can be practiced at home daily, and are very effective. Some of these include:

  • Vajrasana (Thunderbolt pose): This asana increases blood flow to the stomach and intestine and helps to digest food effectively, even if you have a weak digestive system.
  • Kapalbhati pranayama: It is effective in curing stomach disorder, obesity, digestive disorder and many problems related to stomach.
  • Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving pose): Regular practice of Pawanmuktasana helps stimulate bowel movement which is very necessary for removing waste material.
  • Anulom-Vilom pranayama: This pose boosts energy in the body and releases stress and anxiety. It should be practiced in the morning in the fresh air with empty stomach.
  • Ustrasana or (Camel pose): This pose is especially good for back problem. It helps relax the mind, and improves blood circulation. It is also good for the respiratory, endocrine and nervous systems.

Yoga is one of the most efficient, easy and quick ways to reduce acidity attack and helps deal with it well. When combined with other simple options like eating more fruits and vegetables, less of oily and spicy foods, reduced intake of caffeine and alcoholic beverages, consumption of more water and other liquids like buttermilk and coconut water, Yoga will prove to be an excellent technique to deal with acidity and its effects.


Yoga practice helps develop the body and mind bringing a lot of health benefits yet is not a substitute for medicine. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures under the supervision of a trained Art of Living Yoga teacher. In case of any medical condition, practice yoga postures after consulting a doctor and a Art of Living Yoga teacher. Find a Art of Living Yoga course at an Art of Living Center near you. Do you need information on courses or share feedback? Write to us at [email protected]


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