Well, this is just a downright uncomfortable place to be in. Not to mention potentially embarrassing, and in some cases so debilitating that you may not be able to hold down a job. We are talking about gas. And not the type you fuel your car with. There are however Ayurvedic natural ways to reduce belly bloating and gas. According to Ayurveda, stomach bloating and gas is caused by simple indigestion. The extent to which you may suffer from these things can depend on your dosha. To find out more of your dosha, take our quiz. Vata dosha folks are generally the ones with sensitive tummies. But this is a quick article on how to relieve gas pains.
Natural Intestinal Gas Remedies
Hydrate Yourself for Instant Bloating Relief
When we wake up we are in a state of rest, the prowess of our digestion is not as high as it was before we slept. Drinking a hot cup of water can boost your metabolism and digestive systems. This works great especially if you are feeling extra bloated. As a bonus, the heat from the water can also act as a thermogenic spiking your fat burning in the morning.
Ayurvedic Foods to Avoid for Gas
Cutting out these crops from your gut can be an a part of your instant intestinal gas remedies. Cabbage, peas and cauliflower. Not to mention beans and potatoes are known to cause your belly to bloat. We know you may love these foods so try an elimination diet with them, and re-introduce the foods one by one.
The Bloating Beating Spice Mix
Using these herbs can help cause instant relief from gas. They work by increasing blood flow to the stomach and relieving stomach pressure. Take a pinch of ajwain (carom seeds), anise, ginger and cumin into a pan, lightly fry them with some ghee or coconut oil and add over your food. Not only do they add flavor but they pack an Ayurvedic punch to that gas. Mmmm, delicious!
Ditch the Raw Veg
Something people don’t consider is how raw vegetables can affect your digestive tract. People may often consider that salads are super healthy for you, and well they are. But your gut may have a problem, or worse with some of the veggies you eat raw. Use the elimination diet mentioned above to figure out which veggie is good for your tummy, and which isn’t. Alternatively, you can consider sautéing your veggies lightly, just to get a deeper color out of the veg and stop the burn. Sautéing is also a healthier option when it comes to cooking in general. Yummy!
Fennel for your Gut
A time long Indian tradition is to follow your meal with a mouthful of saunf or fennel. This can help relieve your gastro in a hurry. So take after your uncle Jimmy and pop a mouthful after your next three squares!
Yoga for Your Gut Pain
Yoga is one of the key parts of Ayurvedic practices and can help your mind and body heal. Yoga can also aid in the relief of inter abdominal pressure and gas. The Pawanmuktasana Yoga Pose is one you can perform that relieves gas and pressure. Do it thrice for both legs, then once by curling both your legs to your torso. Check out the video guide below. Disclaimer: You may want to be alone for this. The effects of the exercise can be immediate (which is why its name means Wind Releasing Pose).
Try these tips and tricks for a happier, healthier tummy.