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Acidity can be caused by eating excessively sour or spicy foods, white flour, and white sugar products. Stress, anger, hunger, smoking, excessive consumption of tea, coffee and alcohol, suppressing your bowel movements, and excessive exposure to sun and heat aggravates acid reflux further.
Here are some specific yoga asanas that can help you to control acid reflux.
Start by sitting down on the floor with your legs extended in front of you and hands by the sides. Make sure your core is tight and the spine is straight. Now stretch your hands and try to touch your toes. If you are comfortable here, then try to hold the pose for about three minutes. The,n return to the original position. Do this asana ten times.
Begin by lying down on the floor with your feet extended and apart. Now, bend your knees and join the soles of your feet. Bring the heels closer to your pelvic area and tighten your abdominal muscles. Keep your hands by your sides with the palms flat to the floor. Hold this position for about two minutes and return to the original position. Repeat this asana 10 times.
Start on your hands and knees, with your palms under your shoulder and the knees under your hips. Now, inhale and lift your chin and tailbone up. Push your belly toward the floor. Exhale and round your spine, tilting your head and tailbone down towards the floor. Your pubic bone should be drawn forward. Now return to the original position. Do this asana 5 times.
Start by kneeling on the floor and sit back on your heels. Keep your head and spine straight and your hand on the knees. Hold this position for about ten minutes and concentrate on your breathing. Return to your normal position.
Start by sitting straight with your legs extended in front of you. Keep your spine straight and your hands by the sides. Now, fold your left knee and bring your left foot near the pelvic region like the crossed-leg position. Bend your right knee and bring the right foot over the left knee. Your right foot should be close to your left knee. Now, twist your upper body and bring your left arm across your right knee. Keep your right arm behind your back. Hold this position for about a minute and return to the original position. Repeat it on the other side. Do this asana 5 times.
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