Yoga and Naturopathy for  Gas Trouble

Gas normally enters your digestive tract when you swallow air and when bacteria in your large intestine break down certain undigested foods. Gas collects in two main ways. Swallowing air while you eat or drink can cause oxygen and nitrogen to collect in the digestive tract. Second, as you digest food, digestive gases such as hydrogen, methane, and carbon dioxide collect. Either method can cause flatulence. Fatty foods can delay stomach emptying and cause bloating and discomfort, but not necessarily too much gas. Intestinal gas or gas associated with constipation & diarrhea can lead to gas pains. The most common symptoms of gas include burping, passing gas, bloating, and pain in your abdomen. A fart, also called gas, “passing wind” or flatulence, is caused by the internal buildup of gases that are formed during the process of digestion and respiration.

Tips to prevent gastric pain: Eat smaller but more frequent meals. If you often suffer from indigestion, have five to six smaller meals a day, rather than three square meals. Eat on time and avoid skipping meals. Quit smoking. Control alcohol intake. Better manage your stress.


Yogic Kriya: Practice Ardha Shankha Prakshalan, Agnisar & Nauli Kriya every day.

Asana: Supta Pawanmukta sanana, Paschimotanasana, Dhanurasana, Chakrasana, Bhujangasana, Parbatasana, Halasana, Vipritkarani, Uttanapadasana, Naukasana, Mayurasana, Mandukasana, Ardhamatsyasana etc.

Pranayama: Kapalbhati, Bahiya, Uddiyan, Anulom-vilom

Mudra: Apan Mudra

Naturopathy:  Take hot and cold fomentation on abdomen and then enema. After enema take hip bath for 10-20 min followed by some warm up exercises or brisk walking/ jogging for 2-3 km.

Diet Therapy: Chew your food properly. Do not take very hot or very cold food. Do weekly fasting on fruit or water. Avoid fried food, maida made food, processed food, readymade food, sugar, tea, coffee etc.  In the morning, take 2 black raisins and 2 figs soaked overnight. Take Triphala powder with lukewarm water every day in the night. Keep a small harad in mouth and suck it in the day.

Written by Yogaguru Dr Mohan Karki

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