Constipation is one of the most troublesome digestive problem suffered by a large piece of pollution, commonly recognised as an inability towards complete bowel evacuation or frequently passing of hard stool. It is a condition that can occur at any stage of life & can be due to multiple reasons including consumption of excessive junk food, regular medication, social stress, inactive lifestyle etc.

Having a rare episodes of constipated bowel is not considered as serious problem but if the bowel movement is disabled for more than three days a week then it is categorized as real constipation.

Here looking at constipation from an Ayurvedic perspective will definitely give better insight on what’s actually happening inside your body.

Usually it is said that having plate full of raw carrot, broccoli, beet should do the trick for constipated bowel but as per AYURVEDA they don’t

According to Ayurveda, constipation is a resembles to the condition called “Vibandha”, commonly caused to due vata dosha imbalance. Vata in Ayurveda tends to govern all the movement & elimination processes therefore anything that disturbs vata including cold, rough, raw food, dehydration, stress, travel, exhaustion etc. should be avoided. Therefore

Chronic constipation sufferers should indulge in life modifying activities & majorly focuses on improving body digestion & metabolism & not simply relay on modern fibrous diet. Since this whole new thing won’t happen overnight, regular practises will helps to resolve the problem.  

Here are some tried & truly efficient, modifications, suggestions, remedies & activities that is exceptional good for constipated bowel.

LIFE STYLE MODIFICATION

  • Constipation responds to warm, moist, moderately oily food items such as soups, stews, cooked food such as radish, squash yams, turnip etc. all of which provide grounding nourishment for vatic temperament. Having raw vegetables that are cold & rough are the two qualities that imbalance vata hence plate full of raw carrot, won’t work.
  • Dehydrated body cause stool to become hard and move very slowly through the gastrointestinal tract. Drinking plenty of water loosens the stool and provides relief from constipation.
  • Avoid taking medications like pain killers and antacids which may sometimes cause constipation.
  • Adding organic oils to the diet like sesame oil or ghee lubricates the toxic build-up and helps in easing the bowel.
  • Adding Ayurvedic herbal supplements such as triphala, hingvashtak churna work wondrous in relieving the troubles of constipation.

REMEDIES

  • Flaxseed is one of the best home remedies for constipation. This also allows stool to pass easily through the digestive tract, which helps to decrease intestinal transit rates which helps to treat constipation.
  • Lemon juice, a great detoxifier, it acts as a cleansing agent for the intestines, the salt content helps in quick and easy passage of stool.
  • Taking one or two teaspoons of ghee in a cup of hot milk at bedtime is an effective and gentle means of relieving constipation.
  • Overnight soaked figs or anjeer are an effective home remedy for constipation. This will help to prevent or treat mild cases of constipation and is often recommended for constipation in kids.

YOGA ASANA

Excess of vata disrupts apana vayu (vata sub-type that supports elimination & stability). When out of balance, apana vayu flow upwards instead of natural downward flow. Specific yoga postures help in reserve the flow of disturbed vata.

  • Yoga poses such as Tadasana (mountain pose), Vrksasana (Tree Pose), and Virabhadrasana (Warrior Pose) are effective yoga poses for those suffering from constipation.
  • Including Paschimottanasana/ uttanasana (forward bending poses) in your yoga routine helps resolve discomfort caused due to constipation.
  • Breathing exercises such as Kapalabharti pranayama, can also be beneficial for moving Vata down and out. 

Constipation is one of the most troublesome digestive problem suffered by a large piece of pollution, commonly recognised as an inability towards complete bowel evacuation or frequently passing of hard stool. It is a condition that can occur at any stage of life & can be due to multiple reasons including consumption of excessive junk food, regular medication, social stress, inactive lifestyle etc.

Having a rare episodes of constipated bowel is not considered as serious problem but if the bowel movement is disabled for more than three days a week then it is categorized as real constipation.

Here looking at constipation from an Ayurvedic perspective will definitely give better insight on what’s actually happening inside your body.

Usually it is said that having plate full of raw carrot, broccoli, beet should do the trick for constipated bowel but as per AYURVEDA they don’t

According to Ayurveda, constipation is a resembles to the condition called “Vibandha”, commonly caused to due vata dosha imbalance. Vata in Ayurveda tends to govern all the movement & elimination processes therefore anything that disturbs vata including cold, rough, raw food, dehydration, stress, travel, exhaustion etc. should be avoided. Therefore

Chronic constipation sufferers should indulge in life modifying activities & majorly focuses on improving body digestion & metabolism & not simply relay on modern fibrous diet. Since this whole new thing won’t happen overnight, regular practises will helps to resolve the problem.  

Here are some tried & truly efficient, modifications, suggestions, remedies & activities that is exceptional good for constipated bowel.

LIFE STYLE MODIFICATION

  • Constipation responds to warm, moist, moderately oily food items such as soups, stews, cooked food such as radish, squash yams, turnip etc. all of which provide grounding nourishment for vatic temperament. Having raw vegetables that are cold & rough are the two qualities that imbalance vata hence plate full of raw carrot, won’t work.
  • Dehydrated body cause stool to become hard and move very slowly through the gastrointestinal tract. Drinking plenty of water loosens the stool and provides relief from constipation.
  • Avoid taking medications like pain killers and antacids which may sometimes cause constipation.
  • Adding organic oils to the diet like sesame oil or ghee lubricates the toxic build-up and helps in easing the bowel.
  • Adding Ayurvedic herbal supplements such as triphala, hingvashtak churna work wondrous in relieving the troubles of constipation.

REMEDIES

  • Flaxseed is one of the best home remedies for constipation. This also allows stool to pass easily through the digestive tract, which helps to decrease intestinal transit rates which helps to treat constipation.
  • Lemon juice, a great detoxifier, it acts as a cleansing agent for the intestines, the salt content helps in quick and easy passage of stool.
  • Taking one or two teaspoons of ghee in a cup of hot milk at bedtime is an effective and gentle means of relieving constipation.
  • Overnight soaked figs or anjeer are an effective home remedy for constipation. This will help to prevent or treat mild cases of constipation and is often recommended for constipation in kids.

YOGA ASANA

Excess of vata disrupts apana vayu (vata sub-type that supports elimination & stability). When out of balance, apana vayu flow upwards instead of natural downward flow. Specific yoga postures help in reserve the flow of disturbed vata.

  • Yoga poses such as Tadasana (mountain pose), Vrksasana (Tree Pose), and Virabhadrasana (Warrior Pose) are effective yoga poses for those suffering from constipation.
  • Including Paschimottanasana/ uttanasana (forward bending poses) in your yoga routine helps resolve discomfort caused due to constipation.
  • Breathing exercises such as Kapalabharti pranayama, can also be beneficial for moving Vata down and out.