Yoga for Constipation

Program Synopsis – IBS, IBD, Constipation, etc.

While IBS can affect people of any age, the condition develops commonly in individuals aged between 20-30. In Singapore, almost one in 10 people suffers from IBS.

Digestive problems refer to a wide range of conditions that affect the digestive system, which includes the organs involved in the process of digestion, absorption, and elimination of food. These conditions can cause discomfort, pain, and disruption in the normal functioning of the digestive system. Digestive problems can manifest in various ways, such as:

Indigestion: Also known as dyspepsia, indigestion refers to a feeling of discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen. It can be accompanied by symptoms like bloating, belching, nausea, or a sense of fullness after eating.

Acid Reflux: Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest (heartburn). It can be triggered by certain foods, obesity, pregnancy, or a weakened lower esophageal sphincter.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): GERD is a chronic condition characterized by frequent acid reflux and persistent symptoms. It can lead to complications if left untreated.

Peptic Ulcers: Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the lining of the stomach, small intestine, or esophagus. They can cause abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and vomiting.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): IBS is a common digestive disorder characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, changes in bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation), and discomfort relieved by bowel movements.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): IBD refers to chronic conditions that cause inflammation in the digestive tract, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss, and fatigue.

Constipation: Constipation is characterized by infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools. It can be caused by factors like inadequate fiber intake, dehydration, lack of physical activity, or certain medications.

Diarrhea: Diarrhea is characterized by loose, watery stools and increased frequency of bowel movements. It can be caused by infections, food intolerances, medications, or underlying medical conditions.

Gallstones: Gallstones are hardened deposits that form in the gallbladder. They can cause abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and vomiting.

Liver Disease: Liver diseases, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or fatty liver disease, can affect the normal functioning of the liver and lead to digestive problems.

Some Causes of Digestive Problems

Digestive problems can have various causes, and the specific causes can vary depending on the condition. Here are some common causes associated with different digestive problems:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):

  1. Abnormalities in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, such as increased sensitivity to pain or changes in motility.
  2. Food intolerances or sensitivities, such as lactose intolerance or gluten sensitivity.
  3. Stress and emotional factors, as they can affect the functioning of the GI tract.


  1. Inadequate fiber intake in the diet.
  2. Insufficient fluid intake, leading to dehydration.
  3. Lack of physical activity or a sedentary lifestyle.
  4. Certain medications, such as opioids or certain antidepressants.
  5. Underlying medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism or neurological disorders.


  1. Infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
  2. Food poisoning from contaminated food or water.
  3. Food intolerances or sensitivities, such as lactose intolerance or fructose malabsorption.
  4. Medications, such as antibiotics or laxatives.
  5. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

Bloating and Gastric Reflux:

  1. Overeating or eating too quickly, leading to excessive gas production.
  2. Consuming gas-producing foods, such as beans, lentils, cabbage, or carbonated drinks.
  3. Swallowing air while eating or drinking.
  4. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus.
  5. Certain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or calcium channel blockers.

How We Help Our Clients

Our Program can be a beneficial practice for preventing and managing your digestive problems. Here are some ways in which we can help:

Stress Reduction: Our Program incorporates relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness. These practices can activate the body's relaxation response, reducing stress levels and promoting a sense of calmness. By managing and reducing your stress levels, you can help alleviate digestive issues that are triggered or worsened by stress, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or acid reflux.

Improved Digestion: Certain of our yoga poses can stimulate digestion and improve the functioning of the digestive system. Twisting poses, such as Bharadvajasana (Seated Twist) or Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose), can help massage the abdominal organs, increase blood flow to the digestive tract, and promote healthy digestion.

Increased Blood Flow: Our Program focuses on gentle movements, stretching, and partial inversions, they can improve blood circulation throughout the body, including the digestive system. This increased blood flow can enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the digestive organs, promoting their optimal functioning.

Enhanced Relaxation Response: Clients will learn deep diaphragmatic breathing and alternate nostril breathing in Our Program. Deep breathing has been shown to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the "rest and digest" response. By promoting relaxation and the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, clients can experience improved digestion, reduced bloating, and alleviated symptoms of digestive disorders.

Mind-Body Connection: Our Program emphasizes the connection between the mind and body. By practicing our Program consistently, clients can develop a greater awareness of their body, breath, and sensations. This increased body awareness can help identify and address early signs of digestive discomfort, allowing for timely interventions and prevention of more severe issues.

Healthy Lifestyle Habits: Our Program is often practiced alongside other healthy lifestyle habits, such as mindful eating, staying hydrated, and maintaining a balanced diet. These habits can contribute to better digestion and overall digestive health in the long run.

Who Should Sign Up for This Program?

Typically, clients who signed up for this Program fall into 2 categories.

  1. Clients who want to have a healthy digestive system in their lives, and
  2. Clients who are suffering from poor digestive system and looking for an alternative way to alleviate their symptoms.

Duration of Program

Approximately 1 hour (60 minutes) per session.

  • Breathing and Joint Loosening Exercises (15 min),
  • Asanas (30 min), and 
  • Relaxation and Meditation (15 min) 

Program Frequency

Recommended 3 (Three) times a week with at least 1 (One) day of rest between sessions.

Program Intensity

Gentle and Easy

Program Methodology

All clients shall go through our initial assessment before start of our Program, this is then followed by our monthly assessment, and lastly, our final assessment at the end of our Program.

Our Program is proprietary, and it is designed to run on a Systematic and Progressive manner. However, depending on the medical conditions and progress of clients, our Program allows modifications to be made without affecting the benefits to clients.

Program Contents

Our Program is aimed at helping clients prevent or manage the following digestive problems.

  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS),
  2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD),
  3. Constipation,
  4. Indigestion,
  5. Diarrhea,
  6. Bloating, and
  7. Gastric Reflux.

Program Director

A Certified Program Director shall be assigned to you once your purchase of this Program is confirmed. Our Program Director shall teach our proprietary Program on a step-by-step basis to our clients so that they could practice our Program at home for lasting results even after our Program has ended. It is a lifetime skillset that we are imparting to our clients for their health and wellness.

Program Disclaimer

We view yoga as a form of preventive and relief alternative. It is neither a cure-all nor a quick-fix intervention to your health or medical concerns or conditions. Our Program is not intended as a substitute for professional health or medical advice. It is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. It is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional health or medical diagnosis and treatment. If you have any health or medical concerns or conditions that warrant special attention, please seek the advice of your health or medical professional before beginning our Program.

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