Yoga Flow for Acid Reflux & Heartburn – Standing Poses & Seated Forward Folds

By | December 20, 2016
Yoga Flow for Acid Reflux & Heartburn - Standing Poses & Seated Forward Folds

If you are having a rough bout with acid reflux, a regular yoga class might be quite uncomfortable and could make matters worse. This yoga sequence aims to avoid aggravating your heartburn by using only standing poses, like high lunge and warrior II, and seated forward folds.

Be sure to grab some pillows or a bolster and block before you start because savasana will be in an inclined position. And note that the intention is to keep the head above the chest, so if that is not working for you in any particular yoga pose (frog) then feel free to come a little out of the pose until you are at a comfortable angle.

Also, try to keep the core relatively soft and avoid practicing with uddiyana bandha, the abdominal lock.

Lastly, though excessive food and drink, especially during the holidays, can make acid reflux worse so can stress. So be sure to be mindful, not only of the foods you are eating but of your stress levels. Be extra sure to get the most out of savasana! Why not even add an extra 10 minutes.

Time to get to it: feeling better every day!

Music Credits:
Cylinder Two by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/cylinders/
Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/


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