Yoga positions for hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoids occur when veins in the anus and rectum become inflamed. They are most often diagnosed in men over 30 years, but also women can develop hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids may result from constipation of liver dysfunction, insufficient exercise, a too active sex life, etc.

All these situations cause the accumulation of blood in the veins of the anus and the formation of hemorrhoids. Yoga can help alleviate the symptoms of hemorrhoids through various asanas or positions. These must be associated with meditation and proper nutrition for optimal results.


1. Overview
2. Candle
3. Position stand on head
4. Bending the trunk forward
5. Fish position
6. Squat position
7. Position of the child
8. Feet up the wall
9. Other positions


This is a position that requires support on shoulders and feet up to the ceiling, neared to form a candle, which stimulates the internal organs and glands that help the proper functioning of the liver. In addition to that, this position will increase blood flow, as in a opposite position the force of gravity will be reversed.

Hemorrhoids are varicose veins and can occur when gravity pushes blood to the veins and swell. This position improves balance and increases flexibility. During position your abdominal muscles will be tight; put your hands at your sides. Raise your hips and feet from the ground to the ceiling. Place hands on hips bent to support the lower back and keep your feet up, keeping your elbows on the floor.

Keep your body as straight from shoulder to toes. Neck and shoulders will remain on earth. You can also use a wall for support. Hold as long as you feel comfortable. Breathe through your nose. Stay in this position 6 minutes each week adding another 15 seconds. Return to the starting position.

Position stand on head

Standing position supporting on head is another position that help treat hemorrhoids, which improves blood circulation, reduces swelling and regulate pineal and pituitary gland function. Standing on your head, involves using forearms on the floor for balance. Once you master the position you give up support.

Put a blanket under your head and use your arms to the position to be more comfortable. Kneel on mat or blanket, place the top of your head and place your forearms on the mat beside your head on the floor. Let your weight on your head and arms and keep your legs lifted towards the ceiling. Spine and legs should be straight. Hold as you want.

Bending the trunk forward

This position is recommended for those who suffer from hemorrhoids as pressure is applied to the abdomen to stimulate the function of internal organs, including the liver. This position will reduce tension in the hips, thighs and tendons, stimulating blood circulation in these areas. To bend the trunk forward, stand with feet together and bend at the waist until your palms touch your toes.

You can start by touching knees and will slightly increase more as you relax. Tighten your abdominal muscles to protect the lower back. Breathe slowly and deeply through your nose. Hold for five seconds or more and then return slowly. Repeat two to four times.

Fish position

Fish position reduces skin inflammation as candle position. It improves and balances the thyroid and parathyroid. Besides prevent hemorrhoids, fish position removes tension from the shoulders and neck. Face to the floor and keep your arms at your sides.

Raise and extend the neck so that the weight to go to the top of the head. Keep your legs with your arms and press the chest on floor. Hold for about 30 seconds or, if you prefer, you can hold even more.

Squat position

Squat position is useful to counteract constipation, a common cause of hemorrhoids. To obtain this position simple will keep your feet on the ground, slightly apart and you will crouch. Buttocks will be up to the floor and the hands are clasped as in prayer.

Click on the inside of an elbow with the other, if you want to strengthen and increase groin flexibility. Stay in this position for a few seconds and then lift your feet.

Position of the child

Position of the child is another fortifying position for the body that can alleviate the symptoms of hemorrhoids, can stimulate circulation to the anus and can relieve constipation. To perform this position you should stay on your knees, holding hands at the shoulders level, on your knees. Point buttocks to heels and push the chest to the floor.

Lean your head to the floor. You can keep your arms at your sides or you can keep them in front of the head for support. You should stay in this position for a minute or as long as you feel comfortable.

Feet up the wall

This is a relaxing and uplifting yoga position that can help improve circulation to the anus and diminish the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Stand near a wall on one side, with knees bent, heels pointed toward the wall and buttocks close to the wall.

Lift your legs up so that your heels to rest on the wall and legs to be perpendicular to the floor. Stay lean on your back. If you can, bring your buttocks to the wall. Slowly straighten your legs to the ceiling, so that they rest on the wall. Keep your arms relaxed at your sides. Focus on your breathing and hold for as long as you want.

Other positions

Other positions that may be useful for the treatment and prevention of hemorrhoids are mountain position, wind and sun salutation position. Correct breathing or pranayama is also beneficial.

Appropriate would be to try to relax as much as you can and to practice meditation when choosing any of the yoga positions. Any of these common practices of yoga can be taught by a teacher. For positive results is very important that the yoga positions to be executed correctly.



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