Sunday 10th February 2008 at 4:26:23 AM
Namaste Ajay! you are welcome to this forum.
Do you practice Yoga? If yes, how long have you been practicing Yoga and what kind of postures do you practice? Please also let us know your age.
Monday 11th February 2008 at 4:57:37 AM
I am a beginner in Yoga, but can do most of the asanas quite easily as I have a fairly athletic body.
My age is 53 years, and I have always had some constipation. Recently I had started using laxatives, and want to get rid of this habit of relying on laxatives.
I am exercising by having long walks, and have started yesterday doing shoulder stand asana and bow asana.
Monday 11th February 2008 at 6:39:28 AM
You are on the right path with the bow pose and shoulder stand that you are currently performing.
Here are some others to incorporate into your routine:
1. the peacock pose
2. the abdominal lift
3. breathing exercises
These poses coupled with the two you are performing target the abdominal region. By practicing these postures regularly. you will find a natural remedy for constipation.
Remember, Ajay, to feel the benefits of yoga, one must be patient and have the right amount of dedication.
Monday 11th February 2008 at 8:29:19 AM
Its nice to provide all the information. Yes Shoulder Stand or Sarvangasana & Bow pose or Dhanurasana is good for you. But please add few more Asana & Bandha for better affect. These are as follows:
If you practice Yoga after a walk then donít need to do any warming up exercises. Just come from walk and lye down in Savasana for 2-3 minute and then start Yoga poses. And if you practice other time then please practice 3 Ė 4 rounds of Surya- Namaskar (Sun-Salutation) before you start Yoga pose to practice.
- Pawanamuktasana (Wind-Releasing Pose)
- Satubandhnasana (Bridge)
- Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
- Matsyasana (Fish)
- Vakrasana (Spinal-Twisting)
- Bhujangasana (Cobra)
- Ardha-Kurmasana (Half-Tortoise)
- Dhanurasana (Bow)
- Balasana (Chield)
- Uddayana Bandha
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Monday 11th February 2008 at 9:09:08 AM
Constipation can be managed through the following dietary and lifestyle changes, which relieve symptoms and help to prevent the condition.
Modifications of Diet
b) While adding foods such as beans, whole grains, bran cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables is helpful in adding fiber to the diet,
c) Adding of two bananas daily at breakfast along with other fruits can be very helpful,
d) Limiting foods such as: ice cream, cheeses, meats, eggs and processed or fried foods, which contain little or no fiber, can also be helpful.
e) Increase water and juice intake and
f) Follow a regular Yogic-exercise schedule.Namaste
Tuesday 12th February 2008 at 9:19:23 AM
|Careful adding a tremendous amount of fiber to the diet all at once it can worsening the symptoms. You need to increase your water intake as well as fresh fruit. Also start to reduce the amount you eat per-meal and add a fourth of fifth meal in your day this will give your insides less to deal with.|
Also I would start some digestive enzymes as they can help add your body in the full digestion of your food and thus alleviate constipation.
You could always try a Vegan or Vegetarian diet for a couple months and see how that works for you.
Wednesday 13th February 2008 at 10:13:53 AM
|Jatara parivritti (on the back, twist) is the asana That I like to siggest for this kind of problem. But as I always say, only asana will not change everything. If you try it, please start gentely, as your foot as not to be especially in your hand. When you inprove in posture you can breath in static asana. As I said also many time, I will stress the point that breath is very effective on constipation when it is well done. During the asana, pay attention to the exhale, particularely and on the nadi.
About bandhas, they have to be done only when the person is abble to make at least 6 to 8 secondes retention with no air. To know if you are confortable, feel your heart, which is not supposed to accelerate during yoga (generally).
Alimentation is very important, water intake espacially. Yoga is a way of living.
And ... it is very important to understand that yoga do not change a person quickely. The change is subtile and can take months and years. It is not immediate as some people, unfortunately can say. It is a slow mutation of though and behaviour path. From this mutation, body and mind are recovering.
Wednesday 13th February 2008 at 11:57:49 AM
You are welcome to this forum.
Already you have received a lot of instructions, so I am not going to give you anything more.
Please get back to us with your feedback.
Thursday 28th February 2008 at 4:57:40 AM
|Namaste Yogacharya, Renee, Jaredmdame, Anouk and Rama|
Thank you for your suggestions of the Yoga poses to cure my constipation problem.
I am combining these Yoga with brisk walks. While the problem is not over, and therefore I am still taking some laxatives, I am feeling much fitter and active. Hopefully in some time there will be enough benefit to completely give up the laxatives.
It is so nice to know that there are nice people giving friendly advice!
Thursday 28th February 2008 at 7:47:36 AM
|Namaste Ajay, Thanks for your appreciation. If you practice Yoga everyday then the day will come when you wonít have to take any laxatives. I wish you good luck.
Tuesday 22nd April 2008 at 8:17:14 AM
Since constipation is caused by over absorption of liquids by the small and large intestine thus resulting in very dry feces and of course difficulty in bowel movement, i suggest that you eat foods high in fiber like papaya, wheat and sweet potato :D this will help promote bowel movement.
Tuesday 22nd April 2008 at 12:52:47 PM
Hi, I would also in addition to the great advice above suggest going to see a medical doctor to rule out any medical pathology, especially if there is a change from how things are normally for you. You are right to be wary of laxatives, they are habit forming and change the homeostasis of the delicate digestive system and can make matters worse if used habitually. Sorry, I am hoping you feel better soon.