Hemorrhoids and Piles are lifestyle diseases and maintaining a good healthy lifestyle through good diet and exercise can help reduce, prevent piles or hemorrhoids and maintain comfortable bowel movements.
Below are some yoga postures that if practiced with the right medication that can have marvelous results and bring relief for diseases like Piles and Hemorrhoids. These poses have been selected for its ease and can be done by beginners with little effort or instruction.
Note: If you are having more severe symptoms of anal bleeding. It is advisable to consult a doctor before following any of the yoga poses and postures.
Bālāsana (Child’s Pose)
Step 1 – Start by kneeling on the floor. Sit on your heels with your big toes touching each other.
Step 2 – Slowly separate your knees with a gap as wide as your hip.
Step 3 – Exhale out
Step 4 – Lay your torso between your thighs.
Step 5 – You may place your hands on the floor in the front of you stretched out facing forward or touch your legs as in the picture shown
Step 6 – Stay in this pose for 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
Bālāsana is considered a restorative yoga pose that can relieve you of piles symptoms. This pose is known to increase blood circulation to the anus and alleviate constipation
Mālāsana (Garland Pose)
Step 1 – Squat in a manner that your feet are as close as possible
Step 2 – Separate your thighs wider than your torso
Step 3 – Exhale and lean your torso forward.
Step 4 – Press your elbows against your inner knees. Hold your palms in a Namaste.
Step 5 – Hold this pose for more than 30 seconds to 1 minute then stand up.
This pose helps in better bowel movements and relieving constipation (Constipation is considered a common cause of Piles)
Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall Pose)
Step 1 – Lie next to a wall, start with your side on the floor your knees should be bent and your buttocks as close to the wall as possible.
Step 2 – Exhale, then stretch out your leg your heels must touch the wall.
Step 3 – Now swing your legs and body in a manner your legs are perpendicular to the floor and your back is flat on the floor.
Step 4 – Keep your arms by your side and focus on your breathing.
Step 5 – Stay in this pose for as long as you wish.
This pose is known for its restorative effects. It relaxes your muscles and improves blood circulation. Which helps in smoother bowel movements
Sarvanga Asana (Candle Pose)
Step 1 – Lie on the floor flat
Step 2 – Bend your knees to your chest
Step 3 – Place your palm on your back
Step 4 – Exhale
Step 5 – Raise your leg a 90-degree angle
Step 6 – Roll your leg and spine up by curving your pelvis, maintain support for your back with bent elbows. Your leg should be in alignment with your spine.
Step 7 – Hold this pose for 10 seconds
This pose might take some practice for beginners to learn to maintain balance while the asana is performed. It is known to relieve stress and other symptoms of hemorrhoids.
Yoga and a healthy diet of fibrous food can alleviate many of the symptoms associated with piles. Regular and dedicated approach for at least 6 to 8 months is needed to achieve results.
Though if one notices any symptoms of piles they should consult a proctologist as not taking timely treatment can cause the problem to escalate.
Koya Healthcare is India’s leading clinic in the treatment of piles and other anal & colorectal conditions.
They can diagnose and treat piles in less than 30 minutes with no bed rest required after.