Cure chronic constipation through yoga    


Constipation may be defined as the delay in the passage of faces through the intestines Or delay in their evacuations. In this state the faces are not completely evacuated but may pass out in small quantities leaving a remainder. This is concerned with the Large intestine and the rectum.

Alternative name:-

Irregularity of bowels; Lack of regular bowel movements


Comman causes:-

Constipation is most often caused by a low-fiber diet, lack of physical activity, not drinking enough water, or delay in going to the bathroom when you have the urge to defecate. Stress and travel can also contribute to constipation or other changes in bowel habits.

Other times, diseases of the bowel (such as irritable bowel syndrome), pregnancy, certain medical conditions (like an underactive thyroid or cystic fibrosis), mental health problems, neurological diseases, or medications may be the reason for your constipation. More serious causes, like colon cancer, are much less common.

Constipation in children often occurs if they hold back bowel movements when they aren’t ready for toilet training or are afraid of it.



Constipation affects the large intestine, as waste accumulates there

after  digestion. This rotting mass oozes out toxins which are sucked into

the blood  stream, affecting.The whole bodily system, just as a

mounting  garbage dump can affect the health of a Whole community.

Headache, lake of appetite, a coated tongue appendicitis ,  pain in chest,Weak nerves,   rheumatism, even TB, blood pressure, jaundice, early ejeculation, loss of memory, and piles Are the result. Just as constipation can cause fever, fever too can lead to constipation.

The part called caecum, here the large intestine begins, is most prone to be affected. And here is where the appendix is situated.  Moreover, the walls of caecum have the power to suck in fluids fast, including all poisons, from the clogged waste, and get them into the blood stream.


Yogic cure:-

       [1] Shatkarma                                       {Purificatory techniques}

{a} Kunjal                                               {Volitional stomach wash}

{b} Kapalbhati                                      { Lungs and brain wash by breathing}

{c} Nauli                                                 { Massage to abdominal visceral organs}

{d} Sankh-prakshalana                     { Mouth to Anus gut wash}                         



                       [2]Yogasanas                                                  {Posture}

{a} Ardh-matsyendrasana                      {Half-spine twist }

{b} Paschimottanasana                           {Posterior stretch }

{c}  Shirsasana                                           {Head stand }

{d} Servangasana                                      {Shoulder stand }

{e}  Trikonasana                                       {Tringle }

{f}  Vakrasana                                            {}

{g} Uttith-dupadasana

{h} Lolasana                                                {Rased lotus}

{i}  Gomukhasana                                      { Cow –head }

{j} Ardh-bakasana                                    {Crane posture}

{k} Pawan muktasana                             {Air relisizing}

{l} Mayurasana                                         {Peacock}

{m} Nokasana                                           {Boat}

{n}  Matsyendrasana                               {Spinal twist}

{o} Bhujangasana                                     {Cobra}

{p} Padmasana                                          {Lotus}

{q} Vajrasana                                             {Adamantine}

{r} Shalbhasana                                        { Locust}

{s} Matsyasana                                           { Fish}


 [3]Pranayama                                    {Body-mind energising breathing practices}


{a} Surya –bhedna                                {Right nostrilar pranayama}

{b} Bhastrika                                          {Bellow pranayama}

{c}  Ujjayi                                                 {Hissing pranayama}


  [4] Bandhas:-                                                    {Bands}

{a} Uddiyana  bandha                               {Abdominal lock}

{b}  Moola-bandha


  [5] Mudra:-                                                                    {}

{a} Tadagi mudra


 [6] Dhayan                                                        {Meditation}


      {7} Yogic diet:- 

                          Foods to be Avoided by constipation patients

  • Fried and fatty foods under all cir­cumstances.
  • Curried, spicy foods and extra-pun­gent spices etc.
  • Non-vegetarian foods under all types of forced and compelled situations.
  • Marketed chatts, sauces, chutneys, pickles and other similar prepara­tions.
  • Mayonnaise sauce, salad dressings, strong cheeses like kraft cheese and other such processed cheeses.
  • Highly seasoned soups.
  • Whole grain breads.
  • Mustard, pepper, vinegar (sirka) tam­arind and other such food ir­ritants.
  • Fancy biscuits and ordinary biscuits, crisp-bread, cake-rusks etc.
  • Leafy vegetables like cabbage spin­ach, mustard, fenugreak seeds
  • Raw and coarse vegetables like on­ions, chichinda, torai bitter gourd (karela), parmal, capsicum etc.
  • Non-edible skin and seeds of fruits and vegetables.



  • Very sour and hot foods and food drinks like tea, coffee, cocoa, oval tine etc.
  • Alchclic drinks and wine under come-what-may all circumstances.
  • Chewing tobacco in any form and smoking beedi, cigere thes, Indian thuka, and cigar and pipesetsf.
  • Whole pulses and pulses with skin. Raw sprouted pulses and grains.


Foods Allowed for constipation patients


  • Seasonal vegatables with or without outer pouring of cream butter or pure ghee/oil.
  • Potatoes boiled and meshed (not fried).
  • Cornflakes, dalia, bread (unroasted and non-crisp).
  • Washed pulses properly cooked pref­erably boiled and added with selt, butter/cream or pure ghee/oil from outside.
  • Macroni, rice,    spaghetti    and vermicelli.
  • Tomato, puree, vegetables properly cooked and mashed.
  • Butter, cream, pure oil or ‘ghee’ light cheese like cottage cheese.
  • Fresh curd preferably from cow’s milk or even skimmed buffalo’s milk with­out cream will do.
  • Milk and its subsidary preparations like puddings and ‘kheers’ made at home.
  • Honey, sugar, salt in moderate quan­tities.
  • Barley, sieved wheat flour other sieved
  • Mashed pumpkin, beetroot, carrot, bottle-gourd, tinda, etc.
  • Pureed beans, peas, peaches, apri­cots.
  • All fruit juices except sour juices flavoured and sweetened artificially.


     Scientific explanation:-


These poses squeeze and strain the stomach organs, infusing new life into

them and in turn making them secrete their vital digestive juices in

the required quantities.

Similarly, the stomach is also stretched, with the intestines and other

organs pulled And pressurized The waste accumulated in the large

intestine starts moving and constipation disappears.


can yoga help with digestion and digestive disorders?

Yoga is an ancient discipline that aims to bring balance between body and mind. It involves exercises orPurificatory Techniques, Postures,(asanas), Breathing (pranayama), meditation (dhyana)  Bands [ Bandha ]Mudras, and sound vibrations (mantra chanting).

While most common digestive diseases are not life threatening, they can cause a lot of distress to the person, especially if they tend to occur frequently. They can also be the root cause of other health problems.

Common digestive problems include constipation, diarrhea, bloating/gas, heartburn, GERD, indigestion, colitis, Irritable bowel syndrome etc. Digestive problems are usually caused by bad diet, sedentary lifestyle, stress and allergy.

Yogasanas improve digestive function and provide relief from gastrointestinal problems by

  • Relaxing a person and in turn the digestive system
  • Improving blood flow and oxygenation to digestive organs
  • Eliminating waste more efficiently
  • Decreasing gas
  • Reducing acid
  • Strengthening digestive muscles

Home Remedies for Constipation:-

  • Intake of adequate fluids enhances the digestive system so, drink on an average about 10 to 15 glasses of water (not cold).  Drinking of water in early morning empty stomach kept in copper vessel overnight is beneficial.
  • Intake high fiber diet prevents constipation and hardening of stools.
  • Physical activities.  Start exercise.
  • Taking juice of cabbage with black pepper, rock salt relieves from constipation. Spinach mixed with carrot juice is equally good too.
  • Taking mango fades away the constipated condition.
  • Taking boiled black grapes(dried) in milk before sleeping works as evacuation of bowel.
  • Taking figs in the morning cures chronic constipation.
  • Taking boiled dates in milk certainly stop constipation.
  • Taking Spiegel seeds (immersed in water for a night) + sugar in the morning, reliever from constipated
  • Guava helps in constipated conditions
  • Castor oil is very useful remedy in easy evacuation of bowel.
  • Taking 2 table spoon of almond oil in milk before sleeping, clears bowel next morning without any difficulty.
  • Taking triphala, haritaki, baheda and amla in equal amount twice a day is very good and effective remedy in relieving from constipation.




  1. If there are other complications or diseases along with constipation

treatment should be taken in consultation with the yoga expert.


Further suggestion:-

1   Yoga practice regularly.

  1. Taking in of enough liquid in the diet.{ at least 8 glasses of water per day}
  2. Go to the bathroom when you have the urge .don’t wait.
  3. A bath before sun-rise, preferably if accustomed, in cold water.
  4. Taking oil bath twice a week.
  5. Increased use of butter or ghee or both.
  6. Use of a good quantity of cooked green-leafy vegetables without pouring

away the cooked liquid.

  1. Daily consuming one or two plantains of a high quality.
  2. Taking juicy fruits like oranges, mossambi, tomatoes, and grapes.
  3. Giving up of the habits which caused constipation.
  4. Taking lime squash with jaggery to sweeten it.
  5. Drinking a cup of water after cleaning the mouth as soon as one rises

from bed. Tepid Warm water also is recommended .

13.Addition in the diet of green leafy vegetables preferably, lettuce,

spinach,   cabbage, etc. And other vegetable like cauliflower, onion, garlic, also use of bran, apple with the skin Figs, etc. . . .



By-  Yogi Yoganand