6 Yoga Poses for Piles Treatment


Poor lifestyle choices, chronic gastric disorders, improper assimilation and elimination along with genetic factors have been linked to the diseases of Hemorrhoids or Piles. Piles is a condition that results in the abnormal enlargement of rectal veins. The problem is accompanied by bleeding as well as severe pain that interferes with the daily life activities.

The ancient science– yoga is a gentle, safe, and long-lasting method of treating the disease of piles. The discipline of yoga aims at correcting the internal imbalances of a venous system by making the veins strong and aiding in complete recovery. The yoga postures stretch and contract the muscles of the anus and make them strong and supple. Also, yoga effectively takes care of diverse digestive disorders, thus reducing the chances of piles.

Adopt the system of yoga and naturally cure the painful problem of Hemorrhoids. Have a look at the six healing yoga postures for piles.

1. Fish Pose (Matsyasana): Lie on the floor with a straight back. Upon inhalation, lift your pelvis and slip the hands below your hips. Relax your posterior on the hands. Hug your forearms and elbows to your side. Keep your elbows and forearms pressed, take a deep breath, and lift your upper torso and head off the ground. Arch your back, lift your chest and rest the crown of the head back on the floor. Stay in this pose for 30 seconds.

Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Reward: Fish pose is therapeutic for constipation and menstrual pain, two contributing conditions to piles.

2. Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana): Lie in a supine pose on the floor. Lay your arms alongside your torso, fold your knees, and actively press your feet into the ground. Compress your hands to push your feet away from a yoga mat and draw your thighs into the torso. Raise your knees towards your face and gently lengthen the legs upwards. Bring your thighs in line with your torso. Hold this posture for 10 relaxed breaths.

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)

Reward: A healing pose that aids in digestion and provides relief from swollen legs.

3. Headstand (Sirsasana): Kneel on a yoga mat. Bring your forearms in a front direction, keeping your elbows bent and hands clasped together. Locate the top of the head on the floor and rest the back of the head against the palms. Lift your hips up and raise your legs a little higher. Keep the knees bent. Leisurely straighten your legs upward and come into an upright position. Hold this pose for 20 seconds.

Headstand (Sirsasana)

Reward: Perform this upside down posture to improve the functioning of thyroid glands and to treat various diseases.

4.  Big Toe Pose ( Padangusthasana): Stand straight on a yoga mat and spread your inner feet 2-3 inches wide. Keep your legs long and strong. Exhale, fold forward from the hips. Reach down with your hands and slide the fingers between the toes and fingers of the feet. Grab the toes firmly and press them against your fingers. Keep your forehead relaxed and lengthen the torso. Try to delve deeper into the forward bend. Hold this pose for 30 seconds.

 Big Toe Pose ( Padangusthasana)

Reward: A simple yoga asana that stretches abdominal cavity, strengthens the blood vessels of the lower body, and eases out the abdominal pain.

5. Wind Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasana): Rest on your back with your legs and arms extended. Breathe out, pull both your knees towards your heart and hold them in your hands. Now, stretch the right leg back to the floor while holding the left leg. Repeat the same with the left leg. Finally, draw both your knees to your chest and upon exhalation, release your legs on the floor. Repeat the movement 10-15 times.

Wind Relieving Posture (Pavanamuktasana):

Reward: A useful yoga posture for releasing all the unwanted gases and providing respite from indigestion, constipation, and flatulence.

6. Mountain Pose (Tadasana):  Stand upright on a yoga mat.  Keep your feet together and arms on either side of the body. Inhale, stretch your arms up, either keep them parallel to the floor or join the palms together. Keep your head in a neutral position and look at a fixed point in the front. Hold this pose for 60 seconds.

Mountain Pose

Reward: An extremely beneficial pose for the disease of piles as it strengthens the lower abdominal area.

Combine these yoga postures for piles with a healthy diet and correct lifestyle to eradicate the problem of Piles.

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