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Yoga for Constipation

Simarouba Yoga and Naturopathy Clinic

Simarouba Yoga and Naturopathy Clinic

  Thippasandra, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

   1 min     

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Though no one talks about it, constipation commonly affects people frequently. Especially with the sedentary lifestyle and junk food consumption, the mornings have become increasingly difficult these days. Here are a few yoga poses that can help you regulate your bowel movement and help with constipation:

1. Ardha-Matsyendrasana (Half spinal twist):


  • Sit down straight on the floor with your legs spread and toes facing towards the ceiling.
  • Now bring your left foot under your right buttock.
  • Lift your right foot and place it near your left knee.
  • Now lift your hands and twist your body to the right, placing your right arm on ground behind your back and left arm on your right ankle.
  • Hold this position for 20-30 seconds and gradually increase.
  • Return to original position and repeat on the other side.

2. Pawanmuktasana (Wind relieving pose):

  • Lie down on your back.
  • Bring right knee to your chest and hold it with both hands.
  • Gently try to rock or oscillate your body and hold this position for 10-20 seconds.
  • Repeat with the left knee.
  • Alternatively, you can also bring both knees together at the same time and do the exercise.

3. Halasana (Plow pose):

  • Lie down on your back.
  • Now exhale and gently raise your legs and torso in the air.
  • Take the help of your hands to raise the body, but remember to keep your elbows on the ground.
  • Raise till your entire torso and legs are perpendicular to the floor.
  • Hold this position for 10-20 seconds and repeat.

4. Balasana (Child pose):

  • Sit on the floor, with knees bent and feet tucked under.
  • Lean forward on the mat with your hands stretched out.
  • Do this until your forehead touches the ground.
  • Breathe gently and hold this position as long as comfortable.

5. Crescent twist:

  • Stand straight on the floor and join your hands to form a prayer position.
  • Now bring your right leg forward and bend so that your knee makes an angle of 90 degrees, keeping your palms intact.
  • Now twist towards your right side, bringing your left elbow outside the right knee.
  • Hold the position for some time, and then repeat on the other side.
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