Yoga for stomach pain

Yoga for stomach pain

The problem of abdominal pain can happen anytime and to anyone. Stomach pain can be due to many reasons, in which gas , constipation and indigestion are common reasons. People often take pain killers for stomach pain, but if you want to cure stomach pain in a natural way, then yoga can be beneficial in this. Stomach pain can be relieved by doing yoga regularly. Yogasanas like Bhujangasana and Supta Matsyendrasana can be done for this. These yogasanas can provide relief from stomach pain by removing various problems related to the stomach.

Today, in this article, you will learn about those yogasanas, by doing which the problem of stomach pain can be cured –

Yoga for stomach pain
Yoga for stomach pain

Yoga asanas beneficial in stomach pain

In case of stomach pain, along with taking medicine, doing yoga can also be beneficial. It has also been believed in various scientific researches that doing yoga regularly can be beneficial to get relief from various problems related to the stomach. For this, Parsva Sukhasana and Bhujangasana can be done –

side drying

Practicing Parsva Sukhasana daily can be beneficial to reduce abdominal pain. By doing this yoga asana, it can help in reducing abdominal swelling and gas. Along with this, digestion is also better. How to do lateral drying –

  • To do Parsva Sukhasana, first of all spread a yoga mat on a clean place.
  • Now sit comfortably in Sukhasana i.e. cross both the legs.
  • Now raise the left hand in the air and keep the right hand on the ground away from the feet.
  • After this, bend from the waist in the right way.
  • Staying in this state for a few seconds, keep breathing at a normal pace.
  • After this, become straight and do the same from the left side.
  • This process can be repeated 3-5 times.


By doing Bhujangasana , the abdominal muscles become strong, the body tone is also there. Digestion improves by doing this asana. It also provides relief in abdominal pain caused due to gas, indigestion and constipation.

  • To do this asana, first lie down on the yoga mat on your stomach.
  • Keep the whole body absolutely straight and keep a little distance between the legs.
  • After this, bend the hands from the elbows and place the palms on the ground near the shoulders.
  • Now while breathing, slowly raise the part up to the navel with the help of hands.
  • Then move the head backward as far as possible.
  • Staying in this state for some time, keep breathing at normal speed and then come back to normal state.
  • You can repeat this yogasana 4-5 times.

Ardha Matsyendrasana

Abdominal pain can be relieved by doing Ardha Matsyendrasana . Due to this, a stretch is felt in the internal organs of the stomach. Along with this, digestion improves and gas and constipation are relieved. Therefore, Ardha Matsyendrasana can be done in case of abdominal pain. The way to do this is explained below –

  • To do this asana, first of all sit on the yoga mat in Sukhasana .
  • Now cross the sole of the left foot over the knee or thigh of the right foot and place it on the ground.
  • During this, the sole of the right foot will be on the inside of the left buttock.
  • Then fold the right hand and keep the elbow outside the left knee.
  • Turn the head to the left and place the left palm near the left buttock.
  • Stay in this position for some time and keep breathing at a normal pace.
  • During this, keep the spine and back straight.
  • Then come back to the normal state and do this process from the right side. This can be repeated 3-5 times.

Supta Matsyendrasana

Performing Supta Matsyendrasana is very beneficial for the stomach . This yoga asana can provide relief in abdominal pain caused due to constipation and bloating . This improves the functioning of the digestive system . Regular practice of this asana also removes gas and indigestion. It also stretches the lower back.

  • To do this asana, first lie down on your back. 
  • Spread both the hands on both the sides in line with the shoulders. 
  • Bend the right leg from the knees.
  • After this, rest the right leg on the left knee. 
  • Now, while exhaling, turn the back to the left, so that the right knee can touch the ground and turn the head to the right.
  • In this state, your head and body should be bent in different directions.
  • Stay in this posture for 30-60 seconds and keep breathing normally.
  • Then do the same from the other side. This process can be repeated 4-5 times.


Pawanmuktasana removes the tension of the lower back . By doing this asana, there is no indigestion and the process of bowel movement remains correct. Pawanmuktasana can also be done to reduce stomach pain. The procedure to do this is given below –

  • To do this asana, first lie down on your back.
  • Keep both the legs absolutely straight.
  • Bring both the legs near the body by bending them at the knees.
  • Then hold the knees with the hands and while breathing slowly bring them near the chest.
  • After this, while exhaling, try to touch the head with the knee.
  • Stay in this position for some time and keep breathing at a normal pace.
  • Then while breathing, bring the head down and straighten the legs as well.
  • This asana can be repeated 3-5 times in case of abdominal pain.


These yogasanas can be practiced when there is pain in the stomach, but sometimes stomach pain can also be caused due to serious diseases. Therefore, before doing any yoga, do take the opinion of the expert. People who have suffered a back or neck injury or have recently undergone surgery should avoid doing this yoga asana. Also, if someone is doing these yogasanas for the first time, then they should do them in the beginning under the supervision of a yoga instructor.