Yoga For Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS

(January 30, 2009)

I am 29 years male suffering from alternate constipation, diarrhea, may be IBS, allergetic to almost everything like leafy vegetable, milk, potatoes almost all fruits and vegetables


You seem to be suffering from an extreme case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. You have not mentioned anything about visiting a doctor, have you seen one yet? Some times this could be indicating the presence of some other infection or disease. You need to get a through medical check up done to rule out the possibilities of some other infection. This will also help you to get a better diagnosis and treatment of your problem. Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS occurs when your digestive system does not function properly. When the food moves too quickly or too slowly through your intestines it leads to Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. This could lead to loose motions or constipation. Consuming things like rye, wheat, barley, milk products, chocolate, certain strong medicines, eating large meals or excessive alcohol and consuming drinks that have caffeine like tea, coffee or colas may cause IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Stress or emotional trauma may also trigger IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome and could make your problem even worse. So you need to keep yourself calm and stress free to get rid of it. Yoga helps by helping you calm down. You can safely practice Dhyana or meditation as that will help you calm down and will make you feel peaceful. Thus it will relieve the stress and tension that might be the cause of triggering the IBS in your case. You could also try the Pranayama or the breathing exercises, as they will help to increase the blood and oxygen flow to your body. It will also correct your breathing pattern and once that happens your body will be able to cope with IBS in a better way. Besides this you may try the following yoga asanas or poses:

  • Vajra asana or the Diamond or Thunderbolt Pose– This asana or pose is great for your digestive system as it promotes excellent digestion.
  • Jathara Parivritta or the Revolved Twist – This asana consists of twists and is great for your internal organs.
  • Uttana Asana or the Standing Forward Bend – This asana or pose helps to stimulate your liver and the kidneys and thus helps to treat IBS.
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana or the Twist Pose – This too helps to stimulate your kidneys and liver and helps to keep your internal organs in good health.
  • Shavasana or the Corpse Pose – This fully relaxes your body right from your head to toe and brings about a feeling of relaxation and calm.

Submitted by G M on January 30, 2009 at 12:20

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