What is Indigestion?
Indigestion is the given to a group of gastrointestinal symptoms associated with the taking of food eg. nausea, heartburn, epigastric pain (upper and middle pain in the abdomen), discomfort and distension. Indigestion is not a disease, it is just a combination of complaints and distension. Indigestion is not a disease, it is just a combination of complaints related to the gastrointestinal system.
What are the yogasanas for Indigestion?
Ardha Matsyendrasana:-It is highly recommended for treatment of obesity, dyspepsia, diabetes and urinary disorders. One should not do this asana forcibly.
- Sit on the ground, stretching both the legs and place the heel under the left hip.
- Now bend your left leg, cross it over and place your foot by the side of the right knee. Try to hold the left ankle by passing the right arm over the left side of the left knee. At the same time, exhale and take the left arm behind the back and press the right side under the ribs.
- This has to be done by twisting the trunk to the back as much as possible. Maintain this posture for a few seconds and increase the duration to two minutes gradually.
- Repeat the same process on the other side for the same.
Shirshaasana is also called the king of the yoga poses. The practice in which the navel is above and the palate below, the sun above and the Moon below is known as Viparitakarani (topsy turvy pose), it can be learned from the words uttered by a guru. On the first day., one should remain for a very short time with one’s head below and feet above. The duration of this practice should be gradually increased day by day.
- Sit on soles. Place knees on the ground.
- Frame fingerlock with both hands.
- Making a triangle from finger-lock and elbows, place it on the ground.
- Now straighten your legs.
- Slowly bring the legs near your body.
- Soles will automatically leave the ground by practice and thighs and knees will touch the abdomen.
- Now keeping the balance straighten your legs form thigh-joint, knees will remain folded.
- Now straighten the knees also and completely balance your body on the head.
- While returning to the original position fold your knee first. Then fold your legs from the thigh and let the thigh and knee touch your abdomen.
- Now slowly place the soles on the ground. Slowly raise your head also and sit on soles.
The sarvanga Asana is one of the most treasured asanas, said to benefits the whole body. In this asana, the whole body weight rests on the shoulds and the neck and upper band stretched to the limit. Beginners should practice asana in a moderate way and gradually attempt.
- Lie straight, on your back on the floor. Palms should be on the floor close to the body and the heels and the toes should be together.
- Inhale and raise both the legs slowly up in a vertical position (at 90o). Raising of the legs should be synchronized with the breathing.
- Exhale and again raise the legs upward from the second position. Bring both palms underneath the hips and should be used to assist in raising the body upwards. The hands should always work as a support to the body weight.
- Try to raise the body as straight as possible.
- At the final stage of this asana, you will be resting on your shoulders, chin touching the chest. In this position, the legs should be stiff hard and together and the toes are pointing towards the ceiling. Do not shake. Be firm and keep breathing normally.
- Remain in this position for about 30 seconds on the first day.
- For returning to the first position, first, fold the legs on the knees. Your heels should be now on the thighs and above the buttock. Then slowly let the body return to the floor while the palms are supporting the body weight.
- Now stretch out the legs forwards and relax. you have completed one round of the Sarbanga Asana.