How to Cure Fistula by Yoga: 5 Best Yoga to Cure Fistula

How to cure fistula by yoga? Yoga is a great way to help cure fistula and other conditions that are related to childbirth.

It has been shown in studies by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that yoga can be an effective treatment for fistula.

How To Cure Fistula By Yoga
How To Cure Fistula By Yoga

Yoga is also helpful because it is inexpensive. There are no side effects like surgery or drugs have (although surgery might be more effective).  

If you want to know more about how yoga can help with your condition, please read on!

How to cure fistula by yoga: 5 Best Yoga to Cure Fistula

If you are looking for yoga poses to try, here are the best 5 yoga poses to help heal fistula.

1. Child Pose

This Pose is good for pain relief and can also help with circulation in your body.  You will need a mat or blanket on the floor so that you can lay down comfortably. 

Ensure that your body is comfortable and supported.  Next, lay your arms down by your side parallel to the floor with palms facing down (as pictured).

  • Slowly bend your knees and raise them up towards the sky. 
  • You should feel a stretch in your groin as you do this.
  • The idea of this yoga pose is to take slow, deep breathes through your nose. And out through your mouth during this portion of the yoga pose. 
  • Allow yourself to relax into the stretch that you are feeling.

This will help with circulation, reduce stress on parts of your body, and help relax the tension built up in specific areas of the body, such as the groin area.

The final portion for this Yoga pose is to roll over so that one side of your face is touching or close to touching the ground.

From here, you can slowly close your eyes and try to stay relaxed or meditate during this final portion until you feel ready to stop.

Once you are done with this Pose, repeat it on the other side of your body for an equal amount of time. So that both sides of your body get a chance to relax and heal from the fistula. 

Also, try repeating Child Pose often throughout the day when you have extra time.  This will help with healing faster than just completing 1 yoga session per day!

 2. Triangle Pose

This Pose can be used to stretch out your groin area, which is where many people who have fistula suffer.

You will need a mat or blanket on the floor so that you can lay down comfortably.  Ensure that your body is comfortable and supported before you begin.

  1. First, lay your body down on the floor with legs out straight and spread slightly apart. 
  2. Bend your knees towards your chest and wrap your arms around them as pictured below (so that they resemble a triangle shape).
  3. Slowly try to lift up one leg overhead so that you feel a stretch in your groin area.  
  4. Take slow, deep breathes through the nose during this portion of the Pose. 
  5. This will help relax tension in this portion of the body.  
  6. Allow yourself to relax into this stretch and breathe deeply for 5-10 minutes like you did while doing Child Pose above.  
  7. You may switch sides after 5 minutes or repeat both sides 2 times before moving onto other yoga poses.

The final portion of this Pose is to slowly lower your leg to straight out in front of you again. Take several deep breaths as you do this. 

When ready, slowly roll onto your side and raise yourself up into a sitting position before moving on to the next yoga pose from this list.

This yoga pose will help heal the fistula faster than just doing 1 session per day. It puts more stress on specific areas of your body, such as the groin area, which can help heal after surgery or drugs have been used already!

3. Forearm Plank Pose

Planks are great for anyone who has pain in their stomach or abdomen area (common for those who suffer from fistula).  

Planks also help reduce stress in the body. Doing this can help heal the fistula faster than just doing 1 session per day. It puts more stress on specific areas of your body, such as the stomach area, which can help heal after surgery or drugs have been used already!

  1. You will need a mat or blanket on the floor so that you can lay down comfortably.
  2. First, lay your body down on the floor face up and spread slightly apart (as pictured).  
  3. Your arms should be out straight by your side parallel to the floor with palms facing down towards the ground – these will be your “planks.”  
  4. Place both feet together.  
  5. Slowly try to lift yourself off the ground using only your shoulders and arms for support (you may also use your feet if you have a hard time).  
  6. To make it harder, lift yourself off the floor high enough to place one finger between your back and the floor.

If this is too easy for you, try doing it on an incline where 45 degrees should be challenging yet doable. Holding a 45-degree incline may also help with core strengthening!

4. Goddess Pose

Goddess pose is a yoga position that helps stretch the muscles inside of your abdomen. It also lets you relax, which may reduce stress. This can help lower pain levels and help with healing fistula faster than any other type of stretching. You will need a mat or blanket on the floor so that you can lay down comfortably.

  • Lay face down on top of the mat or blanket. Now Stretch out your arms in front of you just like an ‘X.’
  • Slowly begin moving back into a downward-facing dog.
  • If you’re comfortable doing this at first, then do so!

If not – take small breaks if needed until you feel more confident about doing this exercise every day. Also, do not push yourself further than what you feel is right for you.

You should not be in any pain at all doing this exercise! It may take time to get used to this workout if you have never done yoga before so do not worry about it.

This can help lower pain levels and help with healing the fistula faster than any other type of stretching because it puts a lot of stress on the abdomen area, where most fistulas are located.

5. Seated Angle Pose

Seated angle pose is another great way to stretch the muscles in your abdominal area and relieve stress during that process. It also helps tone (give more definition) to your abs, which can help if someone wants to have more definition in their stomach. 

Seated Angle Pose
Seated Angle Pose

This can help lower pain levels and help with healing the fistula faster than any other type of stretching because it puts a lot of stress on the abdomen area, where most fistulas are located.

  • You will need a mat or blanket on the floor so that you can lay down comfortably. 
  • Sit up straight (with great posture!) while sitting on your heels with your back facing forward and hands resting gently on your knees.
  • Make sure that you do not slouch while working out, but keep good posture at all times!
  • Then, place your left hand down flat onto the ground next to you rather close to you, just like a starting position for a downward-facing dog.
  • While also trying to keep your back facing straight, begin to slowly lean forward with your left hand as if you were going to try and touch the ground with your forehead.
  • After doing this movement for about 10 seconds or more, do the same thing but instead of using your left hand, use both hands (right one on top of the other).

Again, make sure that while leaning forward, you are looking straight ahead at all times! Hold each Pose for at least 20 seconds or longer.

The Bottom Line

Yoga can help with fistula by reducing the tension in your pelvic floor muscles and increasing circulation to tissues that may have been damaged.

You should consult a doctor before you start any new physical therapy. But if they give the okay after reviewing your medical history, consider adding yoga into your healing routine, as it could make all of the difference for you.

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