Overcoming Stomach bloating with Yoga
alcohols are the primary reason for bloated lower
stomach. The same can
be said for carbonated beverages in general. The extra air in the drinks can
contribute to extra air in the stomach, which causes an enlarged abdomen.
Food allergies are
another common culprit for bloating and indigestion, which can make your lower
abdominal region "pouch" out.
Once you have analyzed the cause
of stomach bloating the task lies ahead is of finding
ways to overcome it. Yoga can to some extent offer you solution to the
problem of stomach bloating.
Check out the exercises indicated and practice them regularly to overcome
Lie on your back and place your hands beneath your hips. Ease your hips and
legs upward until your feet end up over your head. It's OK if your feet don't
touch the floor as long as you're still getting a good stretch. Take long, deep
breaths and hold the pose for 10 seconds. Move your head around while you're
breathing to avoid neck cramping. Repeat 2-3 times. This position often releases
some trapped air, which can be an instant relief when you're trying to reduce
Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)
start with, lie flat on the floor. The arms should rest along the sides, palms
downwards. Exhale once, bend the knees, and bring them up towards the chin till
the thighs press the stomach. Breathe normally. Now, exhale and supporting the
buttocks with the hands, raise the trunk till it becomes perpendicular to the
floor. Now, your body will be supported by the back of the head, the neck, the
shoulders and the backs of the arms up to the elbows. To push the trunk into the
vertical position, you will need to gradually move the hands towards the waist.
The head continues to rest on the floor, so that the trunk also becomes
perpendicular to the head. Once it is correctly perpendicular, the chin will
touch the chest. Now, raise the legs and make them vertical, in line with the
trunk, with the toes pointing upwards. Breathe evenly, calmly and easily. Stay
in the pose for a few minutes and feel the good it is doing you. To release the
pose, gently move the legs
downwards, release the hands and let the body become flat again. You may also
bring the legs down so that the knees approach the ears, and then gradually
bring the legs down. Be gentle on your body. Never apply excessive
start with, practice the initial position, drawing the knees towards the chin.
Release the pose gently.
Sitting Twist (Ardha-matsyendrasana)
extending both the legs together in front, hands by the side, palms resting on
the ground. Fingers should remain together pointing forward. Fold the right leg
at knee. Slowly set the right heel at the perineum. Now folding the left leg,
bringing it from above the right knee, place it by its side on the ground. The
knee of the left leg should remain towards sky. Now bring the right hand on the
left side of the left knee. The left knee should remain at the left side of the
right armpit. Now straighten the right hand and hold the toe or ankle of the
left leg. Twisting the body to the left side, look backwards, place the left
hand bringing it from the back on the right thigh. Gaze should be towards back.
While returning to the original position first release the hand from the thigh
and turn head forward. Now bring the back to normal position after loosening the
right hand. Bring the left leg in original position. Now bring the right leg
also original position. Repeat it similarly from the other side by folding the
left leg first.
is slightly difficult method to reduce bloating than the sitting twist, so take
it slowly at first. Step forward with your left foot and sink your hips down
until your left knee forms a right angle. Your right leg should be straight with
the toes and ball of the foot planted firmly on the floor. (If this is too
challenging, try lowering your right knee to the floor.) With your hands
together and your forearms straight, place your right elbow on your left knee.
(For a deeper stretch, place your right hand on the floor and reach toward the
ceiling with your left hand, opening up your chest.) Take several deep breaths
and repeat on the other side.
Child's Pose (Balasana)
Downward Facing Dog, drop the knees to the floor. Spread the knees as
wide as the mat, keeping the big toes touching.
Bring the belly to rest between the thighs and the forehead to the floor.
There are two possible arm variations: Either
stretch the arms in front
of you with the palms toward the floor or bring the arms back alongside the
thighs with the palms facing upwards. Do whichever feel more comfortable to you.
Wind Removing Pose (Pawanamuktasana )
down on your back and stretch both your legs. Now leaving the left leg stretched
on the ground bend your right leg at the knee and bring the bent knee near the
chest. Now inhale and press your bent leg on your chest with both hands, which
should be interlocked for 90 this purpose. Keep the breath full in your belly
and go on pressing the leg on it. Stay in this position for some time. Now start
exhaling, lift your head and try to touch your bent knee with your nose. Inhale
and bring your head back in the normal position; also take the leg down and
exhale. Concentrate on Maniptir
Chakra. Repeat this process
with your right leg and then with both the legs
Check out the following eight foods accounting for about 90% of all food
Tree nuts (walnuts, cashews, etc.)
If you feel you may be suffering, consult with an allergist.