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martedì 26 luglio 2011

Yoga and Ayurvedic cure for constipation

Constipation is the result of malfunctioning of digestive system. There are several reasons attributed to constipation, the main ones being wrong eating habits and unhealthy sleep patterns, and emotional stress. These tend to disrupt the free flow of ‘prana’ (Sanskrit word for ‘vital life’) in the body. As this flow gets disrupted, prana gets accumulated within the body, which, in-turn, disturbs the movement of ‘apana vayu’ (which governs the eliminative functions) thereby disturbing the bowels.
Yoga and Ayurveda offer natural cure to constipation. These simple yogic poses could help in healing constipation when practised regularly.
Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation): Surya Namaskar is an ancient system of Indian exercise. It is more of a prayer in motion. Surya Namaskar consists of a sequence of 12 poses performed together continuously with synchronized breathing.
Surya Namaskar activates almost all the glands of endocrinal system. Due to this internal activation, the pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, adrenal and other glands begin secretion of respective hormones in normal way. This posture rectifies any disorders of pancreas and liver, while curing constipation, indigestion, acidity, flatulence and intestinal disorders. It also takes away extra weight of abdominal area and strengthens spinal cord.
Dhanurasana (Bow pose): The asana is so named, as when performing this asana, the body takes the shape of a tensed bow. This asana has several benefits and is a combination of two asanas (Bhujangasana and Shalabasana). It helps strengthen kidneys, back muscles, thigh muscles, and is extremely beneficial for diabetics and for constipation problems. This pose clears the toxins in Kidneys, with even the urinary tract getting cleared due to removal of toxins. The digestive system is stimulated, relieving problems of digestion, thereby clearing constipation problems, flatulence and other digestion-related problems.
Agnisaar Kriya: This is a cleansing technique, which draws its name from Agni (fire), saar (essence) and kriya (action). Fire is the essential element of digestion, and this cleansing action stimulates this fire for digestion to work at optimum level.
To perform this asana, stand and bend forward slightly from the waist while keeping back straight. Rest your hands on your knees or just above in such a way that the back is not strained. Ensure that arums are straight. Breathe deeply. Exhale by fully contracting the abdomen so that air is expelled. Hold breath in this position, contract or ‘flap’ abdominal muscles in and out. But, this should be done rapidly in exhaled position without inhaling. Do this as many times as possible, and take a slow, deep breathe inside.
Agnisaar Kriya is excellent for health of abdominal organs and the digestive system. It works wonders for sluggish liver and kidneys, removes gastro-intestinal complaints such as hyperacidity and indigestion, massages abdominal organs, and is an excellent practise to develop control over the sluggish abdominal muscles and diaphragm.
Other specific recommended asanas for relief from constipation are Pavanamukta Asana, Trikonasana, Halasana, Tadasana, Mastyasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Pranayama – Bhastrika with kumbhaka, Uddiyana Bandha, and Mulabandha.
Apart from the said asana and pranayama, practice of yoga nidra, concentration and meditation, yields best result.
Ayurveda recommends the following as good aids for relief from constipation.
Take the pulp of the Amaltas fruit and equal quantity of tamarind (half a teaspoon each) and soak them overnight. Mash them in the residue water and remove the seeds. Filter the preparation and drink the liquid one hour after dinner. This when done at a stretch of one month, relieves constipation.
Supplement your daily diet with coconut oil. Coconut oil could be used for cooking or baking or can be added to salads and dressings. This is considered as the easiest constipation cure.
Drinking plenty of water, green leafy vegetables, fruit, sprouted cereals, grapes, guava, papaya, orange, dates, spinach, coconut, methi seeds, cabbage, apple, cucumber, beetroot, carrot, tomato are the best diets for constipation.
Raw spinach juice when taken in the morning regularly cures even chronic constipation. Other home remedies include Triphala powder, raisins, wheat grass juice, lemon juice in warm water, Wood Apple, Figs and Walnut, all help in clearing motion. (by Ayurvedictalk.com)

5 commenti:

A common Ayurvedic medicine for constipation is Triphala Churna. It is a powder made by grinding three kinds of herbs. So ayurveda and yoga are truly excellent tools and they work together in a great synergy.


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This Constipation posting, completely useful..

Swami : Having proper output means not only breathing right, but also having a regular bowel movement. Constipation is the most dangerous thing for the body. Ninety-nine percent of diseases in man are due to constipation .Using such medicines can only give temporary relief and not a permanent cure.One such formulation is used to Shivalik Biofresh Power & Regular physical exercise is also important for having clear bowels. One should try to have relaxed mind, free from anxiety, stress etc.

John says : I have to be honest, this is really an excellent blog with wonderful health articles. I can use the Shivalik Biofresh . Biofresh comes with natural flavor of Rose and Ilaichy and has so pleasant flavor and good to taste that even kids can take it very easily.

Raj says : : This is a problem that is largely confined to a typical western lifestyle and diet. However it is a common complaint among the elderly population also. Inadequate amount of dietary fibers, lack of physical activity leads to stagnation of food in the digestive system allowing the water to be reabsorbed making the stool hard.Better way of handling this problem is by using herbal medicines (Shivalik Biofresh )which do not have side effects. Moreover there are herbal medicines which can also cure this problem and there is no need to continue the medicine after it is cured but Take ample fruits, fruit juices, salads, leafy and green vegetables & Regular physical exercise.

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