Constipation is a common digestive system disorder characterized by difficulty in passing stool or hard stools. Lifestyle changes like exercising more and eating healthy are often recommended as the best way to tackle this issue. And what better way to exercise than with yoga? Let’s take a look at some of the best yoga poses for relieving constipation.
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- Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)
- Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
- Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)
Vajrasana is an effective pose for relieving digestive issues like constipation. To perform the pose, begin by sitting on your heels with your legs folded beneath you. Place your hands on either side of your hips, making sure that your spine is straight and elongated.
Hold this position for about 2-3 minutes, focusing on deep breathing exercises throughout the duration of the pose. Vajrasana helps to stimulate healing energy throughout the body while aiding digestion and improving circulation in the lower abdomen area.
Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
This pose not only helps soothe constipation but can also help to reduce stress and anxiety – two common causes of digestive problems such as bloating or constipation. Stand up straight with feet hip-width apart, then slowly bend forward from your hips until you reach a comfortable position where your head touches your knees.
Keep your legs straight throughout this posture while holding onto each elbow with opposite hands, ensuring that you maintain good posture while breathing deeply in this position for 2-3 minutes at least. This pose aids in increasing blood circulation to the abdominal region, which can help relieve constipation symptoms quickly.
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
The cobra pose can be incredibly helpful for reducing symptoms associated with chronic constipation due to its ability to stretch out abdominal muscles and organs which increases blood flow within these areas of the body as well as aiding digestion processes when done correctly.
To perform this pose, lie flat on your stomach before lifting yourself off the ground using both arms by pushing off from your palms into a slight backbend position with breath control being key here – inhale when lifting up and exhale when lowering back down again – repeating 3-4 times per session if possible!
Constipation is a very common digestive disorder that can be difficult to manage without lifestyle changes like exercising regularly or eating healthier food choices. Incorporating yoga into a regular routine can be beneficial in providing relief from some of its symptoms such as bloating or pain associated with chronic constipation – especially poses like Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose).
With regular practice of these poses, blood circulation will be increased around abdominal areas thus helping to relieve any discomfort caused by constipation over time! All it takes is commitment and consistency!
If you want to learn how to get started with a regular yoga practice, make sure to check out our guide.