Yoga and naturopathy for Indigestion (Dyspepsia or Upset Stomach

Indigestion is a condition of impaired digestion. Symptoms may include upper abdominal fullness, heartburn, nausea, belching, or upper abdominal pain. People may also experience feeling full earlier than expected when eating. Dyspepsia is a common problem and is frequently caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) or gastritis. In some case, it may be the first symptom of peptic ulcer disease (an ulcer of the stomach or duodenum) and occasionally cancer.


Do yoga and relaxation to be free you from stress, anxiety, tension, jealousy, anger etc.

Yogic Kriya: Kunjal, Baghi, Enema, Nauli, Shankha Prakshanan etc.

Asana: Bakrasana, Ardhmatsyasana, Uttanpadasana, Viparit Karani, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Matsyasana, Paschimotanasana, Chakrasana, Janusirshasana, Dhanurasana, Yogmudrasana, Bhujangasana etc. 

Pranayama:  Kapalbhati, Anulom Vilom, Ujjai, Agnisar, Bahiya etc.

Mudra:  Apan Mudra, Hridaya Mudra etc.

Diet Therapy:

Do fasting on lukewarm water for few days. Take tomato soup. Take salads containing cabbage, radish and carrot.  Make a habit of drinking water half an hour before and after meal. Avoid fried, food, roasted, food chilly, spices, sugar and Maida products. Give up meals once or twice whenever there is loss of appetite and keep drinking water in every half an hour. Always eat slightly less than your appetite. Make a habit of eating saunf after meal. Pass urine immediately after meal and sit in Vajrasana for some time.  Grind basil leaves and mint leaves to mix with a glass of water to improve digestion. More importantly eat on time to balance body clock. Do not involve in physical work immediately after eating.


Take mud pack on belly for 20 minutes followed by enema.

Written by Yogaguru Dr Mohan Karki

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