I squat right outside the bathroom door, and in that position read a few pages of some book. As soon as the pressure builds up, I hurry to the bathroom to evacuate.
Unfortunately I have a western style toilet. I am from India and I love squatting toilets.
Early in the morning, after cleaning my teeth, I drink 3-4 glasses of lukewarm water. ( I use to add lemon- honey to it) but now I keep it simple. Its just filtered water.
After drinking my water, if I still haven't had the urge to poop, I squat down on the floor and read a few pages of my book. Very soon, the pressure has built us to defecate....Just rush to bathroom and do it. Sometimes my system clears in 2-3 trips to bathroom.
I think squatting really helps and cannot hurt you. Its just a simple exercise which facilitates passage of bowels..
Good that you havent tried enemas. My advice. Stay away from them.
although its good to have a squat toilet, sitting in squatting position outside the bathroom is simply a good exercise ( yoga pose) which opens the pelvis and facilitates the evacuation of bowels. Sit in that pose for 5-10 minutes . Or longer if you can handle it. I usually try to read a book, or watch TV while squatting and it feels good. Sometimes if I am feeling heavy in the abdomen, I pass gas in this pose and then feel better. LOL
BTW this yoga pose is called Mal-asana. Mal is a hindi word for impurities. Sitting in this pose facilitates the removal of impurities from the intestines.
Of all the yoga poses that I have tried, this one works best for constipation removing the "mal" from intestines.