Normally when we think about constipation and its cures we tend to ignore yoga as one of the solutions. However yoga can really be an effective solution for constipation problems. Yoga can work gradually on the body organs and makes them work in a healthy manner. When your body organs start working in healthy and expected fashion the diseases of the organs are also likely to go away. Another benefits is instead of being a quick fix it becomes more permanent solution.
How Yoga Helps in Constipation
In yoga, body is stretched and strengthened and relaxation happens automatically. It works at all levels – Skin; Internal organs including heart, stomach, liver, intestines etc; Nervous system, Digestive System, Skeletal system, circulatory system and so on. The stress levels are also reduced. Due to this body starts returning back to its proper functioning.
In the digestive system, the right amount of digestive juices start flowing, the Liver starts producing right amount of bile, Stomach becomes active, Intestines are active and peristaltic movements become normal which pushes the processed food forward for elimination. When this happens, your constipation is automatically cured.
How Long Will it Need
It varies fom person to person. Some people may see immediate benefits in 2 to3 days also while others may need few weeks. But one thing is sure, if you practice proper poses and have proper diet, your constipation problems in vanish in 1 to 3 months depending on the body constitution and how long you have been suffering from this. The duration of the problem indicated the effectiveness of the digestive organs. When constipation has been a problem for a long time, it means that the digestive organs are not working properly and it will need more time to make them healthy.
When and How to practice the Yoga Poses
Usually yoga poses are practiced empty stomach early in the morning. Normally they are done after being fresh in the morning, but for the patients of constipation they may not have stomach entirely clear. Hence you should try to clear the stomach as much as possible by drinking warm water and then wait for some time.
Each pose requires some expertise, though we have tried to explain the easy poses here. Practice them with devotion and everyday. Soon you should start seeing results.
What are the Poses in Yoga for Constipation Cure
Here are few poses which are really helpful. Remember that this is not an exhaustive list.
- Halasana (Plough Pose)
- Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
- Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)
- Tadasana (Tree Pose)
- Triyak Tadasana (Tree Pose)
- Kati Chakrasana (Twisted Lower Back)
- Triyak Bhujangasana (Twisted Cobra Pose)
- Ushtrasana (Camel Pose)
- Shashankasana (Hare Pose)
- Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
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