4 Effective Yoga Poses To Control PCOS
Yoga does not give you immediate benefits, but its regular practice improves your overall health. Whether it is to regulate periods or improve reproductive health.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health condition characterized by hormonal imbalance in women. Because of this, there can be problems of irregular periods and sometimes infertility. Periods can also be missed in women suffering from PCOS. Due to this problem in women, ovaries do not produce eggs and there is difficulty in conceiving. But there are some asanas in yoga, which can help you control this condition. Let us know about those yogasanas which can help you in managing PCOD.
What are the possible causes of PCOS
PCOS is caused by genetics and environmental factors. Unhealthy eating habits, excessive stress, lack of physical activity and being overweight are some of the conditions that make women susceptible to suffering from PCOS. There is no cure for PCOS, it can be treated by balancing hormonal levels through the use of birth control pills or diabetes medications.
Women suffering from this condition are advised to do regular physical exercise and lose weight. So we learned some yoga asanas from Mrs. Deepika Dixit, Senior Yoga Teacher, Jindal Naturecure Institute, which will help you to reduce PCOS.
Let us know from Deepika Dixit some yogasanas to reduce PCOS
Baddhakonasana improves blood circulation in the pelvic region, provides relaxation, reduces stress and helps the reproductive organs.
How to do asana
- To do this asana, you have to sit straight by straightening your spine and spreading your legs in front.
- After sitting in the asana, bend forward and bring the feet near the pelvis, touching the soles.
- Draw the ankles towards the genitals and take a deep breath, pressing the thighs and knees towards the floor with light pressure.
- Keep yourself in this position according to your comfort.
- Then, while inhaling, raise the knees above the floor and bring the feet back to the normal position.
Regular practice of this asana can relieve stiffness and pain in the lower back, neck and shoulders.
How to do this asana
- To do this asana, bend your knees and bring them near the left hip keeping the weight of the body on the right buttock.
- In the next step place the left ankle on the arch of the right foot and the right hand on the floor.
- Now, keeping the left hand on the outer side of the right thigh, bend your upper body as far as possible to the right.
- Try to twist your body further with each inhale.
- Stay in this position for one minute and then slowly come back to the normal posture as before.
- Repeat the same process on the opposite side, shifting the weight to the left buttock.
3 Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
The cobra pose exerts mild pressure on the abdominal and pelvic region and helps in relieving PCOD symptoms by stimulating the ovaries, improving digestion and reducing stress.
How to do this asana
- To do this, lie down on your face.
- Place feet flat on the floor, feet together and palms close to chest.
- Keeping the navel on the floor, take a deep breath and lift your head and torso off the floor.
- Support your raised torso with both the hands and bend your back as much as possible.
- Keep breathing normally while in this position for 30 seconds and then come back to the normal posture as before.
4 Balasana (Child’s pose)
Balasana is a useful yoga asana for PCOS solution, as it provides relaxation by calming the central nervous system. It improves lower back tension, menstrual cramps and PMS symptoms by improving blood flow throughout the body.
How to do this asana
- To perform this asana, kneel down on the yoga mat and sit on the heels keeping your knees hip-width apart.
- Lower your head to touch the floor and lower your torso between your thighs. Place the hands on the sides of the torso and relax the shoulders towards the floor.
- Stay in this posture for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then come back to the normal position as before.
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