Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that causes indigestion or heartburn. In a healthy individual, a sphincter (circular muscle) present in between the esophagus and the stomach allows the food to pass through it, and it is closed to prevent the backflow of the food and other contents.
In case of GERD, the circular muscle gets weak or relaxes inappropriately, allowing the content of the stomach to return to the esophagus; this backflow is called gastroesophageal reflux.
Yoga is a safe and the best option for most of the lifestyle-related disorders. Some studies have shown that stress can lead to increased secretion of stomach acids and cause acid reflux. Yoga is well-known to relax the body, which can help reduce the body’s stress response. Certain yoga poses that will help relieve the symptoms of GERD are discussed below:
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)
Parsvottanasana (Pyramid pose)
Trikonasana (Triangle pose)
Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half spinal twist Pose)
Pavanamuktasana (Wind-relieving Pose)