Yoga to heal Constipation
Constipation is a common problem. Every woman in her lifetime faces this
problem at some point in time. This condition should be treated or else it could
lead to many more serious problems. The main problem with constipation is that
the stool becomes hard and the person is unable to pass it with ease.
help a person to overcome constipation. The following
asanas have proven to be
Signs and Symptoms of Constipation
The stool is hard and difficult to pass,
languor, depression, coated tongue, loss of appetite,
eruptions of an urticarial type are some of the symptoms. Sometimes, there is
temperature, which rises upto 1020 F. The retention of the stools is
followed by alternating diarrhoea, which sometimes leads to wrong diagnosis.
Straining to pass stool may cause hemorrhoids and anal fissures. In later stages
of constipation, the abdomen may become distended and diffusely tender and
crampy, occasionally with enhanced bowel sounds.
Yogasanas for constipation problems.
Surya Namaskara- The Sun Salutation is a prayer in motion. Surya
namaskar consists of a sequence of twelve postures performed continuously and
combined with synchronized
breathing. Each position counteracts the preceding
one producing a balance between flexions and extensions. Surya
several benefits. It activates almost all the glands of the endocrinal system.
Because of this internal activation, the pancreas, adrenal, thyroid, pituitary
and some other glands begin to secrete their respective hormones in normal
way. Surya Namaskara corrects disorders of the pancreas, liver and cure
constipation, wind troubles, indigestion, acidity, intestinal disorder.
to learn how to perform Surya Namaskar.
Pavanamukta Asana- The Sanskrit word pavana
means air or wind and mukta means freedom or release, therefore this is
the "wind relieving posture" so named because it assists in releasing trapped
digestive gas from the stomach and intestines. It is also improves
other gastrointestinal problems like upset stomachs and constipation by
stimulating the abdominal region. For instructions,
Hala Asana- Halasana means a plough.
Stretching our body in a way that
resembles the plough is called as Halasana. This particular Asana helps us
building our muscles, especially the
back muscles, regulates the blood flow in
our body and would regulate constipation due to weak
abdominal muscles. This
Asana can be performed for duration of couple of minutes. For instructions,
Tada Asana- The proper execution and continual practice of the tada-asana
along with other postures helps to re-train the body to stand correctly and
reverse the negative effects of poor
posture. Many common ailments and
discomforts can be traced to poor posture. If the spine is not properly
aligned or if there is tightness or
stiffness in the back, the result is often
an imbalance in the body. When this imbalance becomes chronic many kinds of
disorders arise in the organs, glands and nervous system. For instructions,
The Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)- Stretching the
legs on the ground like a stick
and catching hold of the toes with the hands and curving the body like a bow
is called Dhanurasana. Bow posture keeps the spine
healthy and flexible,
removes the nervous debility and helpful in relieving the pitta disorders and
constipation, improves digestion and massage entire back. For instruction,
The Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)- The word Sarvangasana is formed from
the Sanskrit words 'sarva' and 'anga,' where 'sarva' means all and 'anga'
means body. In this Asana, all the body parts are involved harmoniously. It
brings relief from pains in the back part of the neck. Sarvangasana is advised
for persons suffering from constipation, indigestion,
asthma and reduced
virility. This asana is known as the "Mother" pose, the Queen of the
asanas. For instructions,
The Peacock Pose (Mayurasana)- Mayurasana is a good exercise for liver as
well as pancreas. It is very helpful for diabetic patients also. It is best
asana for strengthen arms, shoulders, abdomen
and back. Mayurasana is helpful
to improve balance. It develops the
chest. This exercise has good effect on
the expelling action of the colon. It is beneficial for obesity, constipation
and piles. For instructions, click here.
Trikonasana- The term 'Trikonasana' is derived from the Sanskrit words
'Tri' meaning 'three'; 'Kona' referring to 'angle'; 'Trikona' connoting
triangle and 'Asana' meaning 'Posture'. Therefore 'Trikonasana' means assuming
a posture whereby your feet resembles the three sides a triangle. Trikonasana
has advantages for the entire body - therapeutical as well as physical. This
asana stimulates the abdominal organs, thereby helping to relieve constipation
and indigestion, restoring the digestive fire and stimulating the appetite.
Also, helps the colon and assists a person to pass stool normally.
Ardha Matsyendrasana- Ardha Matsyendrasana massages the pancreas, kidneys,
stomach, small intestines, liver and gall bladder. This region also
corresponds to Manipura chakra, a major plexus of nadis- therefore stimulating
and unblocking this region enhances the vitality and health of the whole body.
Ardha Matsyendrasana can regulate the secretion of adrenaline and bile and is
recommended in the yogic management of
diabetes, sinusitis, hay fever,
bronchitis, constipation, menstrual disorders and urinary tract disorders. For
instructions, click here.
Abdominal Lifts- The Abdominal Lift is considered one of the most
essential, not only for its physical values, but also for the way it
influences our spiritual development by ridding the body, and therefore the
mind, of impurities. Not only does the constant practice of it bring relief
from chronic constipation and indigestion but it also strengthens flabby
abdominal muscles and so improves the figure. For exercise instruction,
These asanas specially target the abdominal region of your body. In executing
them you will find a natural remedy for constipation. If curing constipation is
a much needed process, then you need to undertake Yoga as a choice for physical
therapy, together with other methods will not hurt and could possibly help
Along with asanas also follow high
fiber diet. Take light meals including
fresh foods, vegetables and
salads. Avoid starch consumption, spices,
excessive salt. Drink plenty of