Defecating in a squatting position is more hygienic (Indian toilet). It helps to defecate wholly and quickly. Due to this, it also reduces the risk of piles. Not only this, but it also compresses the colon, which creates the natural urge to defecate.
On the other hand, defecating in a sitting position obstructs the passage of feces. This position places knees at a 90-degree angle with the abdomen. It blocks the feces, and you may have to strain to pass the stool.
If you are prone to constipation and pass stool in a sitting position, it may worsen your condition. Defecating in a sitting position when you are constipated can cause straining, and doing so can further lead to piles.
Use footstool in a sitting toilet:
If you do not have a squat toilet in the house and instead use a sitting toilet, you can practice defecation with a footstool/squat stool. As a result, it will make a natural squatting position and eases the elimination.
Squatting helps to pass stool easily and prevents straining, bleeding while passing stool and piles. So, if you are prone to constipation or piles, it is the best position for defecation.