12 Yogasana for Piles

Piles, also known as hemorrhoids, are caused when the veins around the anal region become swollen and inflamed. In the condition of piles you feel extreme to mild pain whenever stool passes through the anus. Piles can be internal and external. You can identify the symptom of piles when there is blood passing in the stool or you feel a slight lump in the anus area.


This happens due to many following reasons:

  • Constipation
  • Poor Diet
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Less consumption of liquid
  • Less consumption of fiber
  • Stress
  • Obesity

Piles should be treated carefully; else, it may become worse. There is a perception that surgery is the only option to treat piles. However, there are cases when piles has re-occurred even after the surgery. You can definitely take medical advice as there are certain prescriptions which help to reduce the pain and treat piles.

Treatment of Piles

The best way to treat piles is through yoga, natural remedies, and improved lifestyle. There are some alternative ways to get relief, such as:

  • Take the warm water bath for around 10 minutes, few times in a day.
  • Drink chamomile tea.
  • Apply hemorrhoid cream prescribed by the doctor.
  • You could apply an ice pack in the affected area for pain relief and prevent swelling.
  • Wear cotton underwear

There is also long term approach to the problem, such as:

  • Increase intake of fibre.
  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily.
  • Soak 3 to 4 figs in water through the night; consume them as you get up in the morning, together with the water you soaked them in.

All the above will help to eliminate the faeces easily.

Yoga and Piles

Yoga can be of great help if done regularly. Yogasanas help to remove the toxic from your body, make the organs more active, improve the blood circulation, and make the body healthy. Yoga is a perfect way to get control of your bowl troubles and constipation. The entire system of the body works naturally. At the same time, you also have to control your dietary habits.

According to some researches, following 12 yogasana for piles could be of great help with guaranteed results if performed regularly for a period of time:


Sarvangasana is one of the best asanas for piles, it covers all the body systems and provide huge amount of                   benefit. In this asana, your body weight rests on your shoulders while body lifts straight up in one line.

Vipareeta Karani Asana

It is another inverted pose and one of the simplest inverted asanas for piles. You get similar benefit by doing this asana as you get in sirsana (head stand) and sarvangasana (shoulder stand). This asana is especially advised for those suffering from piles and hydrocele.


Pawan means air, mukta means free, pawanmuktasana is indeed a great asana to release air or gas from the stomach and helps cure piles. It is very easy to perform too. In this asana, thighs are pressed against the abdomen to create a pressure on the abdomen area


The pose resembles the shape of palm tree. It is the basic but key standing asana with different variations, and one of the best asanas for piles. In this pose we spread the weight of the body evenly across the feet. This asana also helps to increase the height of younger people especially kids.

Tiryaka Tadasana


Kati Chakrasana

Kati means waist, chakra means circular wheel, this asana is all about rotation of the waist, and a simple yet very effective yoga for piles and for all your constipation problem. In this asana, your whole vertebral column is rotated on its own axis with the feet well grounded.


It is another variation of vajrasana and a perfect asana for piles. It is very easy to perform for the person of any age.

Shashank Bhujangasana

It is another variation of shashankasana. a perfect combination of shashankasana and bhujangasana.

Supta Vajrasana

This asana is a variation of vajrasana and especially useful for digestive system and piles related problem. In this asana upper part of body reclines backwards entirely resting on the floor, while lower part remains in the vajrasana. Like vajrasana, it can also be performed after taking meal.


Ushtra means camel because the final pose looks like a camel. It is good for piles, back problems, blood circulation, and respiratory system.


Matsyasana fills the air in your lungs and lets you float like fish by doing plavini pranayama. Very good for piles. It is highly recommended asana immediately after sarvangasana.


Another good asana for piles. This is intense forward bending asana, and require flexibility.

Gautam Trehan

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