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 et them into the blood stream.

 Yogic cure:-

                     [1] Shatkarma                                                {Purificatory techniques}

{a}  Kunjal Kriya                     



                   [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

{i}  Gomukhasana                                    { Cow –head }

{j} Ardh-bakasana

{k} Pawan muktasana                               {Air relisizing}

{l} Mayurasana                                         {Peacock}

{m} Nokasana

{n}  Matsyendrasana

{o} Bhujangasana

{p} Padmasana

{q} Vajrasana

{r} Shalbhasana

{s} Matsyasana

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

{a} Surya –bhedna

{b} Bhastrika

{c}  Ujjayi




               [4] Bandhas:-                                                              {Bands}

{a} Uddiyana  bandha

{b}  Moola -bandha


                [5] Mudra:-                                                                    {Finger –posture}

{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.
  • Coconut.
  • Leafy vegetables like cabbage spin­ach, mustard, fenugreak seeds etc.
  • 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 cereals.
  • Mashed pumpkin, beetroot, carrot, bottle-gourd, tinda, etc.
  • Pureed beans, peas, peaches, apri­cots.
  • All fruit juices except sour juices flavoured and sweetened artificially.


  [8] Fasting:-           

  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.


  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 .

  1. 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. . . .