Work from home might be a boon for some people since they get to spend more time with family. But did you know that it has literally led to more and more people falling under the vicious trap of sedentary lifestyle? Yes, that’s true! This lifestyle has not only reduced physical activities drastically, but also changed food habits, disrupted diet plans and even hampered sleep schedules. Additionally, apart from digestion issues and sleep anomalies, one common bane of sedentary lifestyle that many people are facing nowadays due to continuous sitting for long hours is haemorrhoids.

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Haemorrhoids or Piles in layman terms is a painful condition where the veins in the anus and lower rectum area are swollen similar to varicose veins. It can develop both inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or under the skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids). Although, there are several factors that may cause piles, the most common ones include disturbed digestion, chronic constipation, obesity and pregnancy.

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Most people suffering from this painful condition usually opt for either ayurvedic medicine or allopathic medicine to get relief from the discomfort. But if you want a complete recovery from piles, do include some yogic postures in your daily regimen for faster healing. Yoga therapy is extremely beneficial to prevent and control hemorrhoids from getting worse. Practice of shatkriya or yogic cleansing technique not only keeps the body purified and helps improve digestive health but also prevents intestinal problems, promotes blood circulation in the pelvic region and successfully manages constipation.

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We bring you 5 such yoga postures that is superb in releasing tension from the rectum muscles and eventually alleviating the painful problem of piles.
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Incredible Yoga Poses To Treat And Prevent Piles

Balasana (Baby Pose)

Get down on your knees, keeping the spine straight. Now slowly bend forwards such that both the thighs touch the chest. Keep bending forwards until your head is beyond the knee and touches the ground. Straighten both the arms backward on either side of your legs with your palms, downwards facing the floor. Be in this position for 20-25 seconds, take few seconds of break and again repeat 2-3 times.


The Baby Pose is one of the best postures for combatting the painful haemorrhoids. This posture resembling a child in the womb not only helps increase circulation around your anus area but also readily relieves constipation while relaxing your lower back, hips, and legs. It also massages the internal organs and enhances blood circulation throughout the body.

Viparita Karani (Legs Up The Wall Pose)

Initially, sit about 3 inches from an empty wall. Lie onto the back and swing your legs upwards in such a way that the back of the thigh rests against the wall. Rest your entire back, i.e., the spinal column on the floor below and relax the arms on either side of the body or the tummy. Hold the position for 10 minutes or as long as you can and then slowly pull your leg back to the starting position.


The ‘Legs Up The Wall Posture’ is one of the relaxing poses that allows you to lie flat on the ground without much twisting. It is extremely effective in preventing constipation which is one of the most common causes of haemorrhoids. It improves blood circulation in the body especially in the abdomen and the anus. This pose also helps to alleviate the stress caused due to excessive straining during bowel movements.


Lie flat on the floor with your back firmly placed on the ground. Fold your knees, bring them to your chest and hug them with both hands. Lift your head gradually off the floor, and bring your nose in between your knees. Hold the pose for a few seconds while you breathe deeply, and then come back to the original lying position.


The wind relieving pose also works best on the digestive system, by stimulating and regulating it effectively. The gentle and firm pressure on the stomach while practising pavanmukhtasana extensively helps in releasing trapped gases, thus promoting digestion. It also helps relax the muscles in the abdomen, buttocks, and anus., thus managing piles.

Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose)

Sit straight on the floor. While breathing out, fold your legs close to your body so that the soles of both your feet touch each other face to face. Let your knees drop to the sides. Hold the thumb of your foot and ensure that the foot soles remain touched to each other and always pressed to the ground. Once you are comfortable in the pose, ensure that the torso is stretched through the top of the sternum, and the shoulder blades are also firmly pressed to the back. Now breathe in and out normally. Hold this for 1 minute, take 30 secs break and repeat 5 times.


This asana is extremely beneficial for opening various obstructions within the body. It not only works on the spine, hips and buttocks but also stretches and contracts the abdomen while balancing the functioning of the entire digestive tract and allowing free passage of fluids within the body. Practising this asana regularly provides relief from the discomfort arising due to piles.

Ardha Matsyendrasana (Sitting Half Spinal Twist)

Sit straight with your legs stretched out and feet together. Bend your right leg and place the heel of your right foot beside your left hip. Slowly, take the left leg over the right knee. Put your right hand on your left foot and your left hand behind you. Twist the waist, shoulders, and neck to the left and look over the left side shoulder. Hold this posture and continue breathing in and out gently. Slowly return to the initial position and repeat in the same manner on the other side.


The twisting of the upper side of the body works on the whole spine and acts as an excellent detox for the entire body. This asana not only massages the internal organs but also extremely beneficial for haemorrhoidal discomfort, mesntrual pain, fatigue, sciatica, backache etc.