Monday, August 24, 2009

YOGA FOR ACIDITY

CASES FOR HYPER ACIDITY


Gluttony and Wrong diet i.e. eating more fried items, more than necessary chilies,
low or no consumption of fruits, salad, fibers in the food, milk and curd.
Eating at odd hours,
Eating without proper chewing, eating more slippery food.
Insufficient exercise or not exercising at all are the additional reasons responsible for bad digestion are also responsible for hyperacidity.
Tobacco chewing smoking
Certain foods or medications (alcohol, coffee, aspirin),
Mental ill-health,

Over stimulation of the vagus (Xth) nerve (vagus nerve is a part of a para-sympathetic nerve).







PRECAUSION



Patient should take food 3 to 4 times in small proportions.
eat peacefully chewing thoroughly.
little oil.
those patients who have a tendency to get hyperacidity, they should eat easily digestible and fibrous food, which is fully cooked and steamed.
Avoid heavy food completely






YOGASANA



BHUJANGASANA



Procedure



Lie prone on the floor. Stretch your legs back, tops of the feet on the floor. Spread your hands on the floor under your shoulders. Hug the elbows back into your body.
Press the tops of the feet and thighs and the pubis firmly into the floor.
On an inhalation, begin to straighten the arms to lift the chest off the floor, going only to the height at which you can maintain a connection through your pubis to your legs. Press the tailbone toward the pubis and lift the pubis toward the navel. Narrow the hip points. Firm but don't harden the buttocks.
Firm the shoulder blades against the back, puffing the side ribs forward. Lift through the top of the sternum but avoid pushing the front ribs forward, which only hardens the lower back. Distribute the backbend evenly throughout the entire spine.
Hold the pose anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds, breathing easily. Release back to the floor with an exhalation.




VAJRASANA



Procedure



Sit with legs extended together, hands by the side of the body, palm resting on the ground, fingers of the hands together pointing forward.
Fold the right leg at the knee and place the foot under the right buttock.Sole will remain inside.
Similarly folding the left foot, place it under the left buttock.
Hands resting on the respective thighs.
Sit erect, gaze in front close the eyes.
While returning to the original position,bend little towards right side take out your left leg and extend it.
Similarly extend your right leg and return to the original position.



SALABHASAN



Procedure



Take prone lying position, legs together, toes of the legs backward, sole towards the sky. Hands by the side, palms upward, fingers together the ground.
Folding both the hands at elbows bring them under the shoulder (as in Bhujangasana) fingers together, pointing forward
Now raise both the legs upward slowly without bending them at knees, and maintain.
Then bring the legs down slowly.
Salabhasana (Second techniqe)The only difference in Salabhasana practised traditionally is in the position of hands. In this technique the legs are raised keeping hands straight by the side, closing the fists and fingers towards sky. The remaining technique is same.



The followoing Exercises also found very helpful in hyperacidity, please click on the name below to follow the procedure and posture


Yoga Mudra
Surya Namaskara
Bhastrika Pranayama

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