Yoga for Constipation

6 Nov

The word constipation comes from the Latin constipare meaning “to press, crowd together”, and from 1400 A.D. Latin Constipationem. Constipation, costiveness, or irregularity is a condition of the digestive system in which a person (or animal) experiences hard feces that are difficult to expel. Constipation is a common cause of painful defecation. Severe constipation includes obstipation (failure to pass stools or gas) and fecal impaction (see also Bowel obstruction). Although most people believe constipation means not passing motions at all, medically speaking it just means passing motions less often than you normally do. Fortunately there’s something we can do to help relieve this uncomfortable condition — yoga poses for constipation.


Virasana is a very effective pose for constipation. It stretches the thighs, knees, and ankles. Researches show that Hero pose improves circulation and relieves tired legs. It strengthens the arches. And above all Improves digestion and relieves gas.

Triangle Pose

Another great yoga pose which help fight constipation is Triangle Pose. It also stretches and strengthens the legs hips and spine and opens the chest to make possible better breathing. It reduces mild backaches and stimulates the abdominal organs.

Bow Pose

Bow Pose assists digestion, fights constipation, and combats bronchitis and diabetes while improving the performance of the large and small intestines, the liver, kidneys and spleen.

Child’s Pose

The child’s pose can  help to alleviate constipation and the ache and uneasiness it can cause. It does so by pressing down on your belly to support proper digestion and to relieve gas.

Half-Plow Pose

Ardha Halasana or Half-Plow Pose Strengthens and tones the abdominal muscles, and helps to alleviate constipation.  Ardha Halasana helps regulate bowel movements. It helps build up elasticity of the abdominal region.


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