You`ve heard the embarrasing stories of how people fart in yoga practices – well, they are centainly true.
if indeed you have difficulties pooping, turn to yoga.
yoga poses for constipation are very much a thing that can help you, says gastroenterologist Saurabh Sethi. The reason? The compression and massaging effects of some poses can stimulate blood flow in your digestive organs. “Yoga is one of the best natural ways to manage constipation,” Sethi says. “If one is suffering from constipation, they may want to try to include yoga in their daily practice along with dietary modification like increasing fiber and water intake.” Here are a few poses to try.
Downward Facing Dog for Constipation
This basic pose stimulates digestion by compressing your gut, stimulating blood flow in your abdominal organs, and relaxing the GI tract, Sethi says. Start on your hands and knees, with knees below your hips, hands below your shoulders, fingers pointing directly forward, and your palms pressing down. Then, ideally while exhaling, tuck your toes, and extend your legs and arms while pushing your pelvis in the air. This will create an A-shape. While keeping your hands in place, continue to press the floor away, looking between your legs, and tucking your stomach towards your navel.
Cat-Cow for Constipation
Unlike many yoga poses that are about holding the stretch, the cat-cow requires you to oscillate between positions 10 to 20 times, which is guaranteed to push that poop button. With your hands and knees on the ground, create a table-top position with your body. Drop your stomach towards the ground, while arching your back as if it were smiling, lift your chin and chest towards the ceiling, and broaden your shoulder blades. This is the cow (and it feels like it). Then, curve your stomach into your spine and round your back towards the ceiling. You should now look something like a pissed-off cat.
Child’s Pose to Help You Poop
Similar to downward facing dog, this pose will contract your organs and increase blood flow, but it’s slightly easier to get into and far more relaxing. Start off on your hands and knees, but this time rest your butt on your thighs, with your knees apart and your body and arms extending across the floor. Resting your chest between your thighs and forehead on the ground, press back on your hands like in downward facing dog, but this time push your weight into your legs. Ta-da! Prepare to poop
Wind Relieving Pose to Help You Poop
This pose is known for being so effective at stimulating the bowels that yogis actually named it after farts. Trust the experts. While lying on your back facing the ceiling, bring one knee to your chest, and your nose to your knee. Release your head to the ground while pulling your knee into your chest and stomach. Switch legs doing the same thing on the other side, before doing it with both legs at the same time. Bending both knees, press both legs into your stomach, so you look like a flatulent ball
3 Moves to Make Yourself Poop When Your Bowels Are Extra Stubborn
Supine Twist: Lay on your back and bring your knees to your chest. Extend your left leg straight and your right arm to your right side with, perpendicular to your body, with your palm facing down. Place your left hand on your right knee and drop it to the left side or your body, while keeping your left hip steady on the floor. Finally, look towards your right hand completing the poop-friendly twist, which may have been what Chubby Checker was singing about. Repeat on both sides.
Crescent Lunge Twist: Start in a lunge with your bent knee at 90-degrees and the toes of your straight leg facing straight ahead. Place your hands into prayer, rotate your chest towards your bent leg, hooking the opposite elbow and twist, while keeping your hips straight. Repeat on both sides.
Standing Forward Bend: Stand up straight, then bend forward at the hips, keeping your knees slightly bent as well. Lengthen your torso and bend your elbows, holding each elbow with the opposite hand. Press the balls of your feet into the floor and let your head hang down. Continue to lengthen your torso and push your feet down while bringing your stomach into your spine.
Whew, hope this helps !
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