Acidity cure through yoga                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


Acidity is related to heartburn and gas formation in stomach. In acidity, acid reflux or gastroesopohageal reflux disease.there is a movement of gastric juices (carrying acid) from the stomach into the lower esophagus (food pipe).

This is a condition which is caused when acidic contents in stomach (hydrochloric acid) move upward into the esophagus and making it dysfunctional. Understanding  the right treatment at right time and causes of any disease.

Alternative name:-

Common causes:-

Stomach contains various enzymes and hydrochloric acids which help in food digestion. When there is a problem in the functioning of the digestive system, it results a disease called acidity.

Foods which are rich in fats, such as chocolates cause acidity or acid reflux diseases.

Excessive intake of alcohol, smoking, keeping stomach empty for long time, skipping breakfast causes acidity. (Counselling by professionals and friendly peer groups, who do not smoke can help you in quitting smoking.)

Excessive intake of caffeine also leads to acidity.

Other causes of acidity or   heartburn  are pregnancy, aging, obesity, and bad eating habit, like eating junk foods Acidity leads to burning sensation in stomach and chest area.


Symptoms found in children are:

  • Respiratory problems
  • inadequate weight
  • vomiting,
  • coughing,
  • turning down food

Symptoms found in adults are:

  • Long heartburn, chest and stomach pain, gas formation in stomach, inflammation in chest, gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Voice change and formation of ulcer in esophagus (tube connecting mouth and stomach), pain during muscular contractions, and pain in ears are some of the symptoms of acidity.
  • Patient with hernia are at a risk of developing acid reflux or acidity.

acidity can affect your daily activity and you face difficulty in swallowing  foods.
Acidity can exceed up to several months if not treated timely.


Yogic cure


  1. Shatkarma {Yogic purificatory techniques}


[A] Kunjal                            {Volitional stomach wash}

[B]Vastra dhauti                  {Stomach wash by muslin cloth strip}

[C] Baghi                             {Half filled stomach wash}


2 Yogasanas                                                                            { posture}-

{a} Vajrasana                                      {Adamantine}

{b} Paschimottanasana                       {Posterior stretch}

{c}Mayurasana                                   {Peacock}

{d}Trikonasana                                   {Tringle}

{e}Shavasana                                      {Corpse}

{f}Pawan muktasana                           { Wind ridding}

{g} Halasana                                        {Plough}

3.Pranayama                                           {Body-mind energizing breathing practices}

{a}Bhastrika             {Bellows pranayama}

{b}Sheetali               {Break tongue pranayama}

{c} Sheetakari          {Folded tongue pranayama}

{d}Bhramari             {Hissing pranayama}

{4} Bandhas –                                                           {Bands}

{a}Uddiyana bandha                  {Abdominal lock}

{b}Moola bandha                       {Anal lock}

{c}Vipritakarni mudra

{d} Kaki mudra

{5} Mudra-                                                                {Finger-posture}

{a} Varun Mudra


{6} Meditation                                                           {Dhayana}

{7} Yogic diet-

Foods to be Avoided by  acidity patients


  • Avoid large, heavy meals, fried foods and any item of food that disagrees

with you.

  • Avoid foods that are mechanically and chemically iritating, like pickles spices, condiments, strong tea, cof­fee, vinegar, tamarind, raw vegeta­bles, raw fruit, seeds and skin of vegetables and fruit, cucumber, on­ions, radish tomatoes, dried fruit (like currants, raisings, figs), non-vege­tarian foods, fatty foods, curried dishes, rich and heavy puddings, hot buttered toast,  coarse  cereals  , wholemeal bread, cakes containing dried fruit or peals, all heavy Indian sweets, wholemeal biscuits, cream biscuits, crispbread and rusks.
  • Alcoholic and other aerated drinks.
  • Chewing tobacco in any form.
  • Green leafy vegetables.
  • Marketed chaats, sauces, chutneys etc.
  • Hot food drinks like tea, coffee, cocoa, ovetime etc.
  • Hot items like very hot soups and cooked food.
  • Pulses with skin and whole pulses like moong-sabut (Green  Gram) channas, lobhia etc.
  • Chillies in any form.


Foods Allowed for acidity patients

All food drinks at room temperature.

Milk and its products like cottage cheese, butter, cream, sweet curd etc.

Fresh bread, cornflakes and rusks properly soaked in milk.

Plain biscuits and plain cakes like sponge cake.

Honey, jellies, sugars etc.

Cereals Refined and well cooked e.g., cornflour, arrowroot, samolina, ground rice, oat flour, porridge, dalia, rice, macroni, spaghetti etc.

Light home made custards, kheers, puddings jellies souffle, Potatoes boiled and baked, green and yellow vegetables, properly cooked and pureed.

Fruit stewed and finely sieved, served as purees, fruit juices strained, sweatened and diluted with water or fruit used in jellies. Ripened fruit without skin and seeds.

Fats and oils in moderate quantities.

All clear soups (without spices) and thin soups at Room temperature.