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Yoga for Acid Reflux - Embrace it!

EMBRACE IT. Yoga For Acid Reflux. Also- a gentle and grounding practice for anyone looking to relieve tension in the neck, connect to breath and balance the body. Take a yoga break today and find what feels good.

37 comments on “Yoga for Acid Reflux - Embrace it!”

  1. I love this sequence--especially before I go to bed. It's a relaxing, gentle way to wind down my body from the hectic tension I gained from being at work. Thanks, Adriene!!

    1. Hi Adriene,

      Do you have videos for IBS patients, specifically abdominal pain\cramps please.

  2. Hi Adriene,
    I've just discovered you and your videos, website..etc while searching for some yoga for beginners on youtube. You immediately caught my attention because you're different from all the other trainers, different good I mean 😉 I've tried yoga at the gym but I did not feel it so I gave it another chance instead of quitting all together. So I've stumbled upon your cool videos.
    I have a questions ... all the postures I learn them as I go with your very insightful comments but I have a pain in my wrists when I do downward facing dog and when I shift over the hurdle and back. Is this normal? will it get better with practice? or I am doing something wrong?
    Keep up the good work 😉

  3. Just found your videos and can't wait to do this practice. I felt better and more relaxed just watching it! Really appreciated the format, written notes, encouragement, and no talking.
    Thank you! !

      1. Hi Adriene, Im suffering from GERD from last 5 years. Streching the body especially stomach part elavates acid to upper part of my body. Do you have special yoga for my issues

        1. Everything in Adrienne's yoga for acid reflux is excellent, except the final lying down flat on the floor. Use a bed wedge for this or do a sitting pose to relax at the end of the acid reflux sequences.

  4. hi,your videos are very helpful,i have silent reflux,can i do the above sequence at early morning with silent reflux?,i have to lose about 5 kgs ,can u help me with a yoga sequence that will help lose weight and keep silent reflux down.thanx

  5. Is yoga beneficial to a guy who has just turned 59, would like an alternative to the gym, and gets lpr reflux?

  6. Thank you for the video on acid reflux! I've been doing yoga for the last 4-5 years, but one year ago I got acid reflux. I quited my yoga classes and stopped drinking coffee - and got better - but I've been missing doing yoga so much! Seeing your video was inspiring and now I think I can just as well do yoga in my own living room. (It's just to bad with downward facing dog. It's such a good position - but not for my stomach.) Anyway - thank you so much! I will appreciate it very much if you make more videos for us acid reflux-people.

  7. I just found your yoga for acid reflux video and I love it. I'm having a major struggle with reflux that gives me asthma and affects my throat. For the last three years I've tried different diets and nothing has worked so far. I was wondering if you had any tips how you overcame it?

    1. Hello Cindy,
      If this post is approved by Adriene, I watched a very helpful video call Easy Digestion by Dr. Michael Klaper. You can probably get it through the library but here is a youtube of Dr. Klaper giving an overview of the information as well:
      The information is very helpful, the video person was not on top of things as well as he should have been but if you stay with it you will get some very good information on diet tips to help heal the esophagus and stomach.
      I hope this helps a lot of people as it is helping me. I have done a lot of research to help me deal with GERD which often triggers hiatal hernia which is the pulling up the stomach into the esophagus tube. There are definite things to stop doing that trigger the GERD, sorry, I had to give up things that I enjoy but it helps the body: coffee (very acid), caffeine (very acid), my favorite: green tea (very acid), chocolate (very acid) I know!!!, alcohol, onions. I am sure most people know about these things as they are even listed on my bottle of anti-acid.
      I want to be proactive and stop doing the things that are not helping this irritating condition.
      Thank you Adriane for providing a most helpful yoga practice for those of us struggling with this condition. I just made the connection that my weekly Bodyflow classes were part of my problem. Thank you for your classes.
      Kindly ~ Rhonda

      1. Adriane, I meant to mention, I experienced loss of my voice for several weeks a year ago and that is when I went to the doctor and the discussion of GERD from other symptoms came up. The stomach acid is so strong it burns the tissue in the esophagus so your yoga work and diet and lifestyle as I mention above can be really helpful. I saw that someone mentioned Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Furhman, an excellent book that I refer to as well for diet and lifestyle tips.
        Thank you so much for what you are doing.


      2. You can find a lot more reputable authors and vloggers than this man. At first search of the internet he has been discredited for his apparent medical practices.
        One i have read is by Jorge E. Rodriguez, M.D. which is very sensible.
        Reducing stress and finding the foods that upset you personally is key. Yoga is helping me and I hope it continues to do so.
        [e.g.Some authors recommend avocado whereas that just makes me feel appallingly nauseous and a meal out the other night of fatty lamb and too much couscous had me up all night with great pain.]

      3. Rhonda, thank you for these diets reminders! I had not included coffee or chocolate, but they are now on my no-no list, sadly.

  8. Hi.. I hv been havin heridetary issues of acid reflux.. Smetimes it gets tooo bad.. Whts the best time to do this yoga session? Will it help me

  9. Adriene!

    Acid Reflux. Yup. She comes and goes.

    This is a sweet flow of poses. Thanks for them. I'm wondering :: can you say what you do for your GI mishaps?!

    ACV? DGL? Secret ingredient?



  10. Hi Adriene and yogis prone to reflux,

    Happy to find this 🙂 Have been doing 30 Days first thing in the morning and loving it. Just want to share a few things I've learned.

    Diet-wise, three books that have been useful for me are Jorge Rodriguez Acid Reflux Solution, Jamie Koufman Dropping Acid and Joel Fuhrman Eat for Health (vol II).

    Find the balance every time you eat - plenty of veg, just enough fat to absorb the goodness, just enough unrefined carbs, some protein, not too big a portion - and you will find what feels good.
    Eat light at the end of the day and fast for 4 or 5 hours before going to bed or doing yoga (except for this great routine).

    I find if I'm good I'm fine, and being fine is good - not just because it feels better, but because if you don't have Barrett's yet (like I do) then you really don't want it, and you can avoid it. And if you do, it might be possible to imagine it could heal.

    Sometimes loving yourself enough to do all of that is hard, but maybe we can love each other enough to make it happen! "It doesn't matter from where the love comes" (Elizabeth von Arnim).

    Did I say - thank you so much Adriene and friends for all the lovely yoga?

    Love to all

    Zoe xx

  11. Hi Adrienne
    Found your web site as googling yoga and acid reflux which has been troubling me greatly recently. Always used to do yoga but a few years rusty now! Love your sequence and will give it a go , although modified as asadly now I am overweight. Just on track to start some good habits now. Caring for elderly father has caused a lot of self neglect! I will check out some of your other videos.

  12. Hi Adriene,
    I was searching for yoga poses online and came across your video. My problems are acid reflux as well as slow peristalsis. Kindly suggest some specific yoga asanas for my problem.


  13. Having read this I believed it was extremely enlightening.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article together.

    I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

  14. With yoga, has anyone gone off PPIs? With diet, exercise, weight loss, supplements, I have reduced PPIs but not completely eliminated. I just started to think about strengthening body with yoga, looked up if it would possibly help GERD and esophagitis too and I am here. Will try. Thank you very much.

  15. hi adrienne just saw ur video on acid reflux .......just wanted to ask you.....when to start this exercise i mean in i have gerd and am taking homeopathy medicines for it...i take med in d morning one hour prior to having my could you tell me if i do this yogga after having medicines or what are the priorities of doing yoga suppose if i were to do in the morning.....then how i should do it?....empty stomach? and after finishing off with the yoga how long do i need to take a break before having breakfast or any other food.....can i do this any other time of the the day besides morning?.....sorry for the long query.....looking forward to ur reply......take care.....

  16. this is a wonderful calming sequence, whether you have GIRD or not. tricky to keep opening my eyes to see what the screen says, but after a while I just went with it. I love the blue heeler. ^_^

  17. Hi!!

    You should know this, 12 in the midnight, I am devastated with bloating and somehow somewhere gases got locked in kind of...unsure of what to do, just as usual went on to google for some instant relief ideas and that's when I saw your video on "wind release pose"...I remember, I used to practice it when I was a kid. Revised the method through your video and did it right away, I must tell you, that was like a Christmas instant relief and felt far better. I am sure you intended to help people when you make such useful and easy to understand videos on yoga. It did.


  18. This is wonderful. I want to share it with my mother who has GEBD, but I having g to watch fir text will be hard for her, since she isn't used to doing yoga videos. Please add a voice over!

  19. Hi, Adriene,
    I went to my second yoga class last night and proceeded to have to leave mid class to up-chuck for the second time. I knew i had GERD but didn't realize that the exercises were putting pressure on the abdomen and causing the reaction. I had chalked it up to heat intolerance and I brought a cold cloth. It didn't work. Started reading about yoga and GERD and stumbled on your site. This looks like it would work for exercise which this 67 year old desperately needs. Thank you.

  20. I have severe heartburn,IBS and reflux , loosing lot of weight and not sure what’s going on.
    Can you email me exact videos from your YouTube channel. I only found one video -embrace -heartburn .
    Please help me

    1. Hi Janaki, I'm sorry to read about your ongoing health issues. We would recommend that you contact your doctor for an evaluation. I hope all ends well. Take good care.

  21. Hi Adriene,

    I am 34 yrs old, and mother of 2. After my second delivery, I am suffering from acid reflux. And got to know from doctor that the lower esophagel sphincter mechanism has been weakened. And there s no fix to it by nature. But I have a little hope left,if yoga could help me fix the problem and strengthen the sphincter muscle. Looking forward for ur reply.

    Thanks in Advance.

  22. Hi Adriene, I've been loving your yoga classes for years, and I do feel your pain in regard to GERD. I have been minimising my yoga for years as i always suspected it brought on my reflux. But, as a consequence my hips and back have tighten up alot, so the last 7 days i did some lovely beautiful yoga everyday to open myself back up, and sure enough the GERD returned. Ahhh, that's OK, just found your beautiful class and I just have to avoid downward dog and other inverted postures. Take care, and I hope you get back to doing what you love. Rosie

  23. So glad to find this sequence. I love your yoga videos-- your January sequence helped me create a home yoga practice I am doing every morning. I have reflux and it was slowly getting better through diet and changes in habits, but now I wonder if being too enthusiastic with core strength building poses brought it back. I wonder if you can say more about your experience. I'd like to have hope that I can eventually do inversions and build core strength. Meanwhile, I will switch over to this practice.

  24. Hi Adrienne,
    I have been suffering with lax (loosened) LES(lower oesophageal sphincter) which results in bloating of stomach, cramps/severe pain in abdomen and all other parts of body and excessive burping and constipation. Could you help me with any specific yoga exercises to deal with these issues.

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