5 Yoga Poses For Gastritis

Last Updated On October 23, 2021

Gastritis is one of the major problems among people these days. Especially many teenagers have this problem. It can happen for a variety of causes. The primary reasons are the problem with digestion and people have not enough time to eat because of this busy life. Also, Gastritis is a typical problem for individuals who work in the IT field and deal with stress. 
There are medicines for Gastritis but the most efficient natural technique to cure Gastritis is to combine yoga with a healthy diet. It is essential to have a healthy diet, but combining it with these yoga poses will be a good health habit for our life. 
These are the top 5 yoga poses and breathing exercises for treating Gastritis. You can quickly get rid of Gastritis by practicing these yoga poses and breathing exercises. But don't forget to change your diet and take your meals at the correct time. It is the primary reason for Gastritis.

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Thunderbolt pose | Vajrasana

While doing this pose, your blood supply is lowering to the legs. In the thunderbolt position, it increases blood flow to the digestive organs. It helps to discharge gas from the stomach and aids digestion. This yoga pose also prevents acidity issues. The thighs, ankles, knees, and feet are stretched in this pose. This pose also has a calming effect on the psyche.

How to do

  • Kneel on the floor to begin (Select a comfortable yoga mat).
  • Bring your knees and ankles together and line up your feet with your legs. Your big toes should be touching, and the soles of your feet should be facing up.
  • As you sit back on your legs, exhale. Your thighs will rest on your calves, while your buttocks will rest on your heels.
  • Place your hands on your thighs and gently move your pelvis back and forth until you're comfortable.
  • Slowly inhale and exhale while positioning yourself to sit up straight by straightening your spine. Pull your body upward with your head and your tailbone toward the floor.
  • Straighten your neck so that your chin is parallel to the floor, and you may look forward. Place your hand's palms down on your thighs and relax your arms.

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Wind relieving pose | Pawanmuktasana

As the name implies, Wind Relieving Pose helps you to release the excess gas from the stomach. It also helps the digestion process' efficiency. This yoga pose also provides a beautiful stretch for the lower back and harmonizes the digestive process.

How to do

  • Lie down on your back and straighten your legs to 90 degrees.
  • Bring your thighs into your abdomen by bending both knees.
  • Maintain a tight connection between your knees and ankles.
  • Wrap your arms around your legs and close your eyes.
  • Take hold of your elbows or clasp your hands together.
  • Tuck your chin into your chest or bring it to your knees by lifting your neck.
  • Hold this stance for 20 seconds to begin. Gradually raise the intensity for up to 1 minute. If it's more comfortable, rest your head on the floor. You can also perform the posture by bringing one leg in at a time.
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Kapalabhati Pranayama

Kapalabhati Pranayama is not a pose. It is a yoga breathing practice. This yoga practice entails both active and passive exhalation. The abdominal organs are stimulated by this exercise. It also improves the activity of the lungs. It promotes digestion and helps to prevent acidity and gas.

How to do

  • Close your eyes and relax your entire body.
  • Expand the chest by inhaling deeply through both nostrils.
  • Expel the breath by contracting the abdominal muscles firmly and then relaxing.
  • Don't overwork yourself.
  • Continue to exhale actively/forcefully and inhale passively.
  • After 30 rapid breaths, take a deep breath and slowly exhale.
  • This is one Kapalabhati round.
  • Deep breathing should be done after each round.
  • Repeat for another two rounds.

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Alternate nostril breathing | Nadi Shodhana

Nadi Shodhana, or alternate nostril breathing, is also a yogic breathing method. You can quickly relax your mind by practicing alternate nostril breathing for a few minutes. Both the right and left hemispheres of the brain will be balanced using this breathing technique. 

How to do

  • Sit with your legs crossed in a comfortable position.
  • Make a fist with your left hand and place it on your left knee.
  • Raise your right hand to the level of your nose.
  • Exhale completely, then close your right nostril with your right thumb.
  • Inhale deeply from your left nostril, then close it with your fingers.
  • Exhale through the right nostril after opening it.
  • Inhale deeply via your right nostril, then close it.
  • Exhale through the left nostril after opening it.
  • This is the end of one cycle.
  • Repeat for a total of 5 minutes.
  • Always finish with a left-side exhale to complete the practice.

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Camel Pose | Ustrasana

Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is a yoga pose in which you bend your back. This pose stretches the back and shoulders well. It also aids with back, shoulder, and thigh strengthening. This yoga pose also helps you to prevent gastritis.

How to do

  • Begin on your knees, with your legs and feet separated by about a hip-width.
  • Place your hands behind your back as though they were in your jeans' back pocket.
  • Press your hips and thighs forward while engaging your core.
  • Raise your chest and reach back, your hands touching your heels.
  • Keep your gaze on the back of your head for five breaths.
  • Slowly return your hands to your glutes, then pull your chest up with an exhale.

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