piles symptoms - yoga for chronic constipation and piles

(February 26, 2009)

How to cure piles through yoga?


By and large, piles is caused by chronic constipation. As a result of exerting pressure, while trying to evacuate your bowels, there is pressure on the veins causing them to distend and swell and, subsequently, rupture and give rise to other malfunctions, as well. This is why you should be careful right from the beginning and first and foremost, deal with constipation. Failing this, the rest of your efforts will be in vain.

Meanwhile, it is crucial to seek medical attention as well – an Ayurvaid would be best – and take both internal and external medication to soothe and relieve your symptoms. If you have bleeding, you should be even more serious as ruptured veins can lead to more complications. In the meantime, here is a prescribed program of Yoga for constipation and piles. This routine includes a series of Yogasanas (physical postures), Pranayamas (breathing exercises), Kriyas (cleansing techniques) and a Yoga diet that you should follow in case of constipation and piles.

Asanas (Yoga poses)

Depending upon one’s age and physical fitness on ought to practise all the Yoga postures in the following sequence:

Standing

1. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
2. Tadasana (Palm Tree pose)
3. Parvatasana (Mountain pose)
4. Padangusthasana (Toe to hand pose)
5. Padahastasana (Forehead to knee pose)
6. Ardha Chakrasana (Half Moon pose)

Sitting

7. Ushtrasana (Camel pose)
8. Simhasana (Lion pose)
9. Paschimottanasana (Forehead to both knees pose)
10.Marichyasana (Pose dedicated to the sage Marichi)
11.Janu Sirshasana ((Forehead to single knee pose)
12.Gomukhasana (Cow face pose)
13.Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fish pose)

Supine

14.Single Leg and Double Leg Raises
15.Sethu Bandhasana (Bridge formation pose)
16.Purvottanasana (Inclined Plane)
17.Pawanmuktasana (Wind relieving pose)
18.Navasana (Boat pose)
19.Matsyasana (Fish pose)
20.Halasana (Plough pose)
21.Chakrasana (Wheel pose)

Prostrate

22.Shalabhasana (Locust pose)
23.Dhanurasana (Bow pose)
24.Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
25.Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog pose)

Inverted

26.Viparita Karani (Legs against the wall pose)
27.Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)

Balancing

28.Vrikshasana (Tree pose)
29.Kakasana (Crow pose)
30.Garudasana (Eagle 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)

Along with this some daily rounds of Surya Namaskars (Sun Salutations) will help you very much in relieving constipation and piles.

Yogic diet for Constipation and Piles


Your diet must be Sattvic (light and predominantly vegetarian) with generous helpings of salads and seasonal fruit. You should also have plenty of sprouts. Have lots of buttermilk in your diet, but avoid curd (yoghurt), milk and milk products, particularly butter and cheese. In the same way, avoid all junk / fast foods, confectionery products, spicy foods, alcohol and cigarettes as they will only worsen your condition.

Submitted by A on February 26, 2009 at 01:11

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