Cure constipation through yoga

What are the causes of constipation?

Constipation most commonly occurs when stool moves too slowly through the digestive tract or cannot be eliminated effectively from the rectum due to which the stool becomes hard and dry. There are can be multitude of factors like :-

  • Medication
  • Lack of exercise
  • Changes in lifestyle
  • Old age, pregnancy or stress
  • Improper diet, not including enough liquids and fiber
  • Ignoring the urge to have bowel movement or having improper schedule for loo

how to cure constipation?

Malasana (Garland Pose)


  • Begin with your feet placed at shoulder width distance.
  • Bend the knees and lower your butt toward the floor to come into a squat.
  • Take your upper arms inside your knees into Anjali Mudra (prayer position).
  • Keep your spine straight and your shoulders relaxed.
  • Stay here for 1 minute and do this 5 times.

Tadasana (Mountain Pose)


  • Begin with your feet placed at shoulder width distance.
  • Inhale and lift your hands above the head also lift your heels off the ground balancing your entire body weight on your toes.
  • Be in this position for 20 – 30 seconds.
  • Now slowly bring your heels down while simultaneously your arms down.

Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)


  • Sit down on a flat floor or yoga mat. Fold the knees and ankles backwards and point the feet in line with your legs. The bottoms of the feet should face upward touching the big toes.
  • Keep your spine, neck and head straight. 
  • Keep the right palm on the right knee and the left palm on the left knee with elbows in a straight line.
  • Only asana that could be done after any meal.
  • To come out of Vajrasana, slowly raise the glutes and thighs of your lower legs, until you are back into a kneeling position.

Balasana (Child’s Pose)


  • Sit in Vajrasana.
  • Slowly move forward until your forehead rests on the mat and your big toes to touching the floor.
  • You can rest your arms alongside your body, you can also extend your arms in front of you.
  • Stay in this pose for 20 seconds.