Yoga for constipation - Symptoms, Causes, Treatment By Yoga

Yoga for constipation

Constipation is a very common problem all over the world. It has a million cases per year. Constipation is a part of digestive problems. This problem is not a normal and single problem. Most people think that constipation is not a big issue, but in reality, this thinking is their big fault. Constipation births another problem of the body. Constipation is the origin of various diseases. As we know that belly is an important portion of our body and the digestive tract is present in the belly. So, we should keep our belly means digestive tract safe. In a world, we have to digest everything for better digestion. Poor digestion is the main cause of constipation. Let's know what are the causes and symptoms of constipation in briefly.

Yoga for constipation

Yoga for constipation

Causes of constipation: 

I discussed that the main reason or cause of constipation is indigestion or poor digestion. Other causes are mentioned below -

1. Lack of water in the body. The amount of water drink is less.
2. Quickly eating without chewing.
3. Taking junk foods. Avoiding homemade foods.
4. The low quantity of fiber in daily food.
5. Insomnia or sleeping disorders.
6. Taking excessive coffee, tea.
7. Less secretion of TSH.
8. Excessive smoking and drinking of alcohol.

Symptoms of Constipation: 

Every person has no symptoms of constipation. There are different symptoms of constipation that can be seen in the human body. The most common symptoms are below -

1. Hard stools.
2. Defecation less than three times a week.
3. Wanes' body weight.
4. Reduces hunger.
5. Pain at the time of bowel movements or blood in the stool.

Benefits of yoga in constipation:

As constipation is a discomfort of the digestive system. Generally, yoga builds your digestive system and digestive organs well. It gives smoothness to the digestive tract. Yoga has big roles to cure constipation.

• Stretches digestive organs.
• Messages digestive organs.
• Makes the digestive system more active.
• Helps you good and healthy digestion.
• Help you for a good bowel movement.

Before practicing yoga do warm-up properly.
Read - Yoga warm-up for beginners in sequence


5 Yoga poses for relief from constipation

1. Ardhya Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose):

Starting process: Sit on the floor, spread your legs. Touch left hip by folding your right leg. Fold your left leg and keep it on the floor. Keep your thumb in front of your knee. Hold your thumb of the left leg by the right hand. Turn your back. Turn your left hand brings the left hand near your waist. Try to move your head, neck, back at the left side. Hold this posture for 30 seconds. Do this same with your other side.

It is so beneficial pose for good digestion. Good digestion wanes constipation.

• It gives pressure on the belly which helps to good bowel movements.


Yoga for constipation

Yoga for constipation

2. Mayurasana (Peacock Pose): 

Starting process: Sit on the floor being crossing your legs. Keep both palms on the floor, give little distance between them. Keep your both elbows near your navel by leaning your torso. Straight your both legs slowly. Your chin must be parallel to the floor. Your elbow will carry the body weight, so beginners can feel a little discomfort. Lift up your head slowly. Hold breathing at least 10 seconds and come back to the previous position. Do it for 4 times. Please do this asana or yoga after practicing some postures. Otherwise, it can give me a little cramp.

• It improves digestion in the body.

• It reduces constipation.


Yoga for constipation
Yoga for constipation


3. Supta Udarakarshanasana (Sleeping Abdominal Twist):

Starting process: Lie on the floor. Keep your palms beneath your head and bend your knees. Take a deep exhale. Now, move to the right by twisting knees with your knees and feet together. When you move to right then keep the head on the left side. Do this same technique with your other side means the left side. Keep this posture for 10 seconds.

• It gives a stretch on abdominal muscles, abdominal organs, digestive organs.

• It diminishes constipation by stretching of muscles.
Yoga for constipation
Yoga for constipation

4. Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine Spinal Twist):

Starting process: Sit on the floor in a straight position on the yoga mat. Place your arms straight at your sides. Now you have to bend your right knee. Keep the soul of the right knee outside the left leg. Twist your right knee and move your head on the left side. Twist the right knee as much as you can. Don't force yourself. Stay on this position for 30 seconds. Again do it with another side.

• It Stimulates digestion.

• It eliminates constipation.


Yoga for constipation

Yoga for constipation

5. Balasana (Child's Pose):

Starting process: Stand on the floor by pressing your knees. Now, sit on your knees and feet. Slowly down your torso and touch the floor by your forehead. Keep your arms behind. Otherwise, keep your arms straight to the front. Keep inhale and exhale for few breaths.

• It gives pressure on digestive organs and abdominal muscles.

• It helps to good bowel movements.


Yoga for constipation

Yoga for constipation


Constipation can be stopped by yoga but you have to make healthy food also. Take vegetables, fiber more in your dishes.
Constipation may go in risk position. So please consult your doctor and listen to advice.

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