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Yoga for Gastritis
06 Jun

Yoga for Gastritis

What Is Gastritis?

Gastritis is an inflammation which arises in the stomach. It can occur sometimes suddenly (acute) or gradually (chronic).


What Causes Gastritis?

Gastritis is one type of stomach related disease which can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. 

It may also be caused by any of the following:-

1. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)

2. Bile reflux

3. Infections caused by bacteria and viruses.


Symptoms of Gastritis:-

Nausea or recurrent upset stomach

Abdominal bloating

Abdominal pain

Vomiting

Indigestion

Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night

Hiccups

Loss of appetite

Vomiting blood 


Statistics of Gastritis:-

An estimated 50% of the world population is infected with H pylori, an infection which leads to the greater majority of Gastritis cases, therefore, chronic gastritis is extremely frequent.

H pylori infection which is one type of Gastritis is highly prevalent in Asia and in developing countries, and multifocal atrophic gastritis and gastric adenocarcinomas are more prevalent in these areas.

Source:- https://www.myvmc.com


    Yoga For Gastritis:-

1. Pawanmuktasana:-

Excellent in releasing gas, this pose shall massage the intestine and other abdominal organs to strengthen them. 

Exhale and while inhaling, lift your legs at a 90-degree angle to the floor. 

Bend your knees to press your thighs against the abdomen. 

Grasp your legs with hands, and rest your chin on the knees.


2. Ustrasana:-

This yoga asana also is known as Camel Pose stretches and strengthens your abdominal organs. 

Additionally, it also relieves back pain and overcomes menstrual cramping.


3. Paschimottanasana:-

An excellent hamstring stretch, this move will also tone your shoulders as well as massage your abdominal and pelvic organs. 

Stretch your feet straight out, keeping your toes flexed towards you.

Breathe in, raise your arms and stretch up. 

On breathing out, bend from your hip joints and focus on moving towards the toes with your chin. 

Keep your back straight, place your hands on your legs and focus on moving forward.


4. Bhujangasana:-

A fatigue-reducing move, this asana is also known as Cobra Pose - as it resembles a snake with its hood raised.

It helps open the shoulders and neck and tones the abdomen and is useful for people with respiratory disorders. 

Lie flat on the ground, with your forehead, stomach and toes (feet together) touching the floor, and palms downward. 

Breathe in, and lift your torso off the floor using your hands. On breathing out, return back to the floor.


 What Food to eat if you are suffering from Gastritis:-

Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients.

Brown rice

Dairy Foods

Drinks without Caffeine

Oatmeal

Fish

So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do while suffering from Gastritis.


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