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3 yoga poses to treat acidity:
1. Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)
Vajrasana increases the blood flow to the stomach and intestine, thereby improving digestion, says Kohli.
Also,Vajrasaana is one of the best yoga poses to cure digestive problems, stabilizes the mind, cures acidity and gas formation in the body. Sit in this position after every meal for proper digestion.
* Sit on a flat floor or a yoga mat by kneeling.
* Fold the knees and ankles backwards and point the feet in line with the legs. The bottom of your feet should face upward touching the toes.
* Sit back on your legs and exhale normally. Your buttocks should rest on the heels and thighs should rest on your calves.
* Make sure you keep your spine, neck and head straight. Close your eyes and start deep breathing.
* Adjust your thighs and pelvis slightly backwards and forward until you feel comfortable.
* Keep your hands on your thighs and breathe at the same time.
2. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
The Triangle Pose stimulates the bowel movement, regulates the colon, and strengthens the digestive system, explains Kohli.
* Stand and keep a minimum distance of 3 feet between your legs.
* Extend both your arms sideways and keep them level with the shoulders.
* While inhaling slowly, raise the left arm and bend the body towards the right, with the right arm pointing downwards, with fingers pointed at your toes.
* Keep an optimum body balance.
* Inhale deeply and relax the body on exhalation during the final position.
* Repeat the same on the other side and stay in this position for at least one minute.
3. Pawanmuktasana (Wind-relieving Pose)
Regular practice of Pawanmuktasana helps stimulate bowel movement, which is very necessary for removing waste material and toxins from our digestive system.
* Lie on your back or in a supine position, with your arms beside your body.
* Inhale and as you exhale bring your knees toward your chest, and press your thighs on your abdomen.
* Raise your head off the floor, letting your chin or forehead touch your knees, while you inhale and exhale.
* Hold this pose as you take deep, long breaths.
* Release the pose to return to the normal position, make sure you bring your head down first and then your legs.
* Repeat this for 2-3 rounds and then relax a bit