Yoga is a complete exercise that can help relax both your mind and the body. But very few people are aware of the number of benefit it offers to help cure hemorrhoids, also known as piles.
Hemorrhoids are usually caused by excessive straining during bowel movements. Yoga demonstrates in various permutations and combinations that it can do wonders in alleviating and healing the pain and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids.
Yoga is a natural method for hemorrhoids which is effective even in most stubborn and chronic constipation cases. Various poses of yoga help to push the stools down and further out through the rectum. These yoga poses should be accompanied by proper diet changes so as to ease constipation and thus hemorrhoids.
Headstand pose, also referred as the king of all poses, is related to hemorrhoids because this pose can help improve blood flow and has various other health benefits. It uses your forearms to maintain balance.
Lower down onto your knees and sit facing the wall. Put your gripped fingers and head on the floor. Put your hands behind your head. Flatten your legs upward. Ensure that the body is perpendicular the ground. In the beginning, you can use wall to support your body and later try the unsupported pose.
Headstand is an unnatural way of battling an unnatural lifestyle and helps ease many health problems and disorders.
Shoulder Stand/Candle Pose (Sarvana Asana)
This pose helps in the activation of your vital glands thus helps in improving their functionality. This pose requires balance and flexibility.
For this pose, you need to lie down on the surface, face up and bend your knees into your chest. Now, place your palms by your sides and keep your heels and toes together loosely. Have your back upstretched as much as you can. Breathe normally.
The pose can help cure hemorrhoids for few reasons. It reduces blood flow around the lower abdomen, as they are positioned upside down. Moreover, it works your abdominal muscles, making it easy to ease constipation
The Wind Releasing Pose (Pavanmukta)
The wind releasing pose particularly helps in returning stagnant lymph and venous blood, preventing hemorrhoids. By stimulating pancreas and organs of abdomen, the pose cures constipation and helps rectify the persistent problem oh piles in the process.
Lie down on your back with your feet together and palms next to your body. Inhale as you breathe out and bring your right knee towards your chest. Next, press your thigh on the abdomen with clasped hands. Inhale again as you breathe out and lift your head. Bring your chest off the floor and touch your chin to right knee.
Wind relieving pose helps strengthen your back and muscles. If you are facing health issues such as heart problem, mensuration, neck and back problems, avoid practicing this pose.
The Palm Tree Pose (Tadasana)
By practicing this pose, the body becomes well-proportioned, agile and well-built. Along with increasing the capacity of lungs, it expands the ribcage.
Stand erect and keep your legs and hips width apart. Raise your hand overhead and look straight. There are many ways to connect your hand. Knit your fingers and turn your palms upward. You can also clasp one wrist with the other hand. Root deeply through your right foot and outspread the pelvis into your foot. Now, bend to the left. Explore bending and twisting from here and play with it. Make use of internal wind (breath) and your body awareness to guide where your arms, shoulders and torso need the most attention.
The pose creates a sense of mental and physical balance.
The Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
The fish pose can help hemorrhoids as it activates and strengthens the abdominal organs and the nerves associated with sexual functions including the rectum.
To practice this pose, lie on your back resting on the abdomen with legs stretched and hands on your sides. Then bend your knees pointing up. Then, arch your back and gradually lift your chest keeping the head on the floor. Be in the position for about 30 seconds and repeat 3-4 times.
When the pose is practiced regularly, you will feel less discomfort and pain caused by hemorrhoids, since it reduces inflammation of the skin around anal area.