Now a day’s people suffer a lot because of mental problems which are main cause of all type of somatic problems or diseases, Such as constipation, indigestion, diarrhea, and ulcer and so on. Constipation is most common stomach disorder which is a byproduct of dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle. Constipation means to a condition when a person is unable to clear his bowel. When the waste matter stays in the colon for a long period therefore toxins and fluids are absorbed in the colon and the fecal matter becomes hard. In this condition, bowel movement is irregular, painful or bowels are not emptied completely when it moves.

Chronic Constipation is causes of so many diseases. Such as stomach pain, lack of appetite,
gastric problems, headache, lethargy, nervous exhaustion, pimples on the face, skin problems,
rheumatism, arthritis and Constipation might often result in anal canal rupture which is cause of
stomach cancer.


Every individual can experience symptoms of constipation different way. However, some of
the most common symptoms include. If anybody has got at least two of the following signs and
symptoms for at least three of the past six months

Infrequent bowel movements or difficulty having bowel movement
Strain excessively during bowel movements
Swollen abdomen or abdominal bloating, cramps or pain
Experience hard stools
Painful defecation
Redness and swelling around the anal area
Experience a sense of rectal blockage
Decreased appetite
Soreness around the anal area
Weight loss

Causes of Constipation.

Root causes are wrong diet and improper lifestyle such as spicy food, fast food, insufficient
water intake, excessive tea/ coffee intake, dehydration often leads to constipation, lack of
exercise, mental and emotional stress, constant travelling, sometimes and climate is cause of
constipation and so on


Yoga always deals with diseases through various postures which are (Asana), Pranayama,
Bandha (Lock),kreya(cleansing process) , diet and life style.

Only one day or one week yoga practice does not bring the real result, when a person starts to
practice yoga daily with proper guidance, then he/she will get really real benefit of yoga.

Some simple postures are designed for eliminating Constipation. Such as, Crocodile poses, Surya
Namaskara(Sun Salutation Pose),Pawanamuktasana, Sarvanghasana (Shoulder Stand),Haasana
( plough pose) Bhujanghasana (Cobra Pose), Shalabhasana (Locust Pose), Dhanurasana (Bow
Pose), Vajrasana(Diamond Pose), Yoga Mudra,Ushtrasana( camel pose), Paschimotanasana
(Head to Knee Pose),Vakrasana , Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist) and Mayurasana
(Peacock Pose),

Pranayama helps to stimulate bowel action. Nadi sudhi( anuloma-Viloma), Bhastrika and kapalabhati pranayama. Agnisaar Pranayama are especially designed for constipation.

The diet taken during constipation must be easily digestible so that it does not overload the digestive system. Take light meals including fresh foods, vegetables, sprouts and salads. These will provide natural source of daily requirement of fiber. Psyllium seed husk and wheat bran are good source of natural fiber.

Eat two to three hours before going to sleep, so that the food is digested before you sleep. Drink a glass of warm water before going to toilet in the morning.

You should eat food in a relaxed manner. Digestive process depends on how we eat food. If food is eaten in hurry or in a state of stress, anger or fear, it produces a toxic effect in the body and promotes indigestion. Also, chew your food properly and slowly.

Some preferable fruits and foods for constipation. One should always consider such a fruits & foods through which one can get proper nutrition, some of these are Apple, Cucumber, Grapes, Lemon, tomatoes, Guava, Papaya, salads and green leafy vegetables.

And one should avoid starch consumption, spices, fats, excessive salt, white flour, rice, bread, pulses, cakes, pastries, biscuits, cheese, and white sugar.


For chronic constipation one should consult with a doctor to rule out any other associated medical problem. Thereafter, start yoga for constipation in consultation with a yoga expert.continue reading…


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