Yoga Poses & Postures For Constipation Relief

Yoga can work greatly for constipation troubles. Yoga helps in proper digestion of the food and helps in the removal of toxins. It increases the supply of oxygenated blood to various organs of the body.

The muscles become relaxed with the increased supply of oxygen and the body feels rejuvenated.

Certain yoga postures provide appropriate stretching exercise to the belly region so that it can help you free yourself from the troubles of constipation.


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Pawanmuktanasana (Free wind posture), Chakrasana (Wheel pose), Ardh Chakrasana (Semi wheel Pose), Seated forward bend, Baby pose, Halasana (Plough pose), Trikonasana (triangle pose) and Parvritta Trikonasana (revolve triangle) poses of yoga are recommended postures of yoga for relief from constipation.

The ability of yoga to pump blood to various organs helps in the healthy functioning of organs and the organ systems of the body. It increases the rate of metabolism and at the same time helps in digestion by increasing the absorbing capacity of the human body.

Free wind posture can be adapted to as under:

  • Lie down on the floor
  • Lift your one leg by bending it from the knee
  • Bring it near your trunk region
  • Hold it with both of your hands
  • Stay in this posture for quite sometime
  • Relax
  • Repeat the posture for your other leg

Revolving triangle pose also provides great relief from acute constipation. You need to stand upright with your legs separated apart. Now move the upper part of your body from the trunk region from left to right and then right to left constantly. This will strengthen the muscles near your trunk region. It will also make your digestive system strong and flexible and help relieve constipation troubles.

All other inverted postures of yoga like Sirshasana (Head stand) and hand stand also help to provide comfort to the liver and the intestine. Shoulder stand (Sarvangasana) can also be used for the yogic treatment for constipation. The inversions in these postures are recommended for better digestion of food and increase in blood circulation.

Utrasana (camel pose) provides great comfort to the internal organs of the stomach. You need to stand on your knees. Then keep the knees a little apart from each other. Now bend the upper part of your body backward and let your head touch the ground. This exercise is best for the abdomen and the side muscles of the stomach.

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