Management of Constipation through Yogic Therapy


  • Siddappa Naragatti Yoga Therapist, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, New Delhi, India.
  • Preethi Bendore Yoga and Naturopathy Physician, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, New Delhi, India.
  • Garima Senior Research Fellow, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, New Delhi, India.
  • NK Hiregoudar Director, Ojashvi Yoga Training School Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.


The purpose of this review article is to identify and analyse, the problem of constipation, its causes, symptoms, risk factors and complications arising in human life. Constipation problems were recognised by some previous empirical research. Constipation presents as a perpetual problem in health-care with painful and debilitating consequences, however, it is frequently preventable. A prerequisite to prevention is an assessment of the risk of a condition occurring so that interventions can be individualised in an attempt to prevent it. Yoga is a unique way of lifestyle management of many common health misalignments for the prevention of diseases, preservation and promotion of health. Yoga, in fact, gives due importance to different layers of existence functions for maintaining positive health example physical layer (Annamaya Khosa), pranic layer (Pranamaya Khosa), mental layer (Manomaya Khosa), scientific layer (Vigyanmaya Khosa) and blissful layer (Anandamaya Khosa). Yoga is a science of integration of human consciousness with nature. The objective experimentation is the most important aspect of searching the truth employed by modern science that searches into many practices of yoga demanding both subjective as well as objective tools for understanding the effects for further application and wider acceptance. Studies have been conducted around the world on many yoga therapies for the management of the problem of constipation i.e enema that clears the constipation and provide mental peace. This enabled subsequent work to be performed to develop a risk assessment tool for constipation that could be used in clinical practice.

How to cite this article:
Naragattii S, Bendore P, Garima, Hiregoudar NK. Management of Constipation through Yogic Therapy. J Adv Res Ayur Yoga Unani Sidd Homeo. 2021; 8(1&2): 18-23.



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