Yoga For Constipation And Piles

(February 17, 2009)

I am suffering from constipation as well as piles .whats are the remedy to relief from constipation and piles by yoga?


Piles is normally the result of chronic constipation. Chronic constipation causes you to exert pressure on the rectum and the anus in an attempt to evacuate your bowels. This downward pressure results in constant pressure on the veins, their swelling and distension and subsequent rupture and other malfunctions. Hence you should get to the root of the problem and, first and foremost, deal with constipation or any other effort would be futile.

In the meantime, it is vital that you seek medical attention – Ayurveda would be best – and resort to both internal as well as external application to soothe and relieve the piles. If you have bloodied stools you ought to take it up even more seriously since ruptured veins could lead to further complications. Meanwhile this is the prescribed program of Yoga for constipation and piles. It includes a routine of Yogasana (physical postures), Pranayamas (breathing exercises), Kriyas (cleansing techniques) and Yoga diet for constipation and piles.

Asanas (Yoga poses)

Subject to your age and physical fitness you should practise all the Yoga postures in the following positions:

Standing

•    Ardha Chakrasana (Half Moon pose)
•    Padahastasana (Forehead to knee pose)
•    Padangusthasana (Toe to hand pose)
•    Parvatasana (Mountain pose)
•    Tadasana (Palm Tree pose)
•    Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Sitting

•    Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fish pose)
•    Gomukhasana (Cow face pose)
•    Janu Sirshasana ((Forehead to single knee pose)
•    Marichyasana (Pose dedicated to the sage Marichi)
•    Paschimottanasana (Forehead to both knees pose)
•    Simhasana (Lion pose)
•    Ushtrasana (Camel pose)

Supine

•    Chakrasana (Wheel pose)
•    Halasana (Plough pose)
•    Matsyasana (Fish pose)
•    Navasana (Boat pose)
•    Pawanmuktasana (Wind relieving pose)
•    Purvottanasana (Inclined Plane)
•    Sethu Bandhasana (Bridge formation pose)
•    Single Leg and Double Leg Raises

Prostrate

•    Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog pose)
•    Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
•    Dhanurasana (Bow pose)
•    Shalabhasana (Locust pose)

Inverted

•    Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
•    Viparita Karani (Legs against the wall pose)

Balancing

•    Garudasana (Eagle pose)
•    Kakasana (Crow pose)
•    Vrikshasana (Tree pose)

Pranayamas (breathing exercises)

1.    Kapalabhatti (Skull cleansing)
2.    Anuloma-Viloma (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
3.    Suryabhedana (Right Nostril breathing)

Kriyas (Cleansing techniques)

Vaman Dhauti (Cleansing stomach by vomiting water on an empty stomach)

Together with this a few rounds of Surya Namaskars (Sun Salutations) will go a long way in relieving not just constipation but improve your overall health as well. Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is a complete Yoga exercise consisting of a series of eight different Yoga poses, some of them repeated twice. They are as follows:

1.    Namaskar – Salute
2.    Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon Pose
3.    Padangusthasana – Hand to Foot Pose
4.    Surya darshan – Sun Sight Pose
5.    Purvottanasana – Inclined Plane
6.    Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog Pose
7.    Sashtang Dandawat – Forehead, Chest, Knee to Floor Pose
8.    Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
9.    Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog Pose
10.   Surya darshan – Sun Sight Pose
11.   Padangusthasana – Hand to Foot Pose
12.   Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon Pose
13.   Namaskar – Salute

Surya Namaskars (Sun Salutations) work out every muscle of your body and is a splendid exercise that you can do within just a few minutes in minimum space, barely 8 by 3 feet, with just about enough place to lie down and stretch your arms above your head while standing. Together with this you would have to follow a diet.

Yogic diet for Constipation and Piles

See that your diet is Sattvic (light and vegetarian), with ample servings of salads and fruit. It should have plenty of roughage by way of fiber, which helps in stool formation. Also include buttermilk in your diet but avoid curd (yoghurt), milk and milk products. Likewise avoid all confectionery products, junk / fast foods, spicy foods (they’ll only aggravate your condition), alcohol and cigarettes. Moreover, you should have regular medical checkups to ascertain how you are progressing.

Submitted by A on February 17, 2009 at 11:58

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