Can Yoga Help With PCOD Related Hormonal Imbalance?
Are you a woman being tortured by the most common health issues of today? Yes, we are talking about PCOD related hormonal imbalance and how can yoga help in easing these symptoms. You are an awesome woman self-sufficient, independent, confident, and capable of dealing with anything coming your way but get bogged down due to unexpected medical disorders.
Women had always been challenged by the multiple roles they play both in their professional as well as personal lives. While doing all that the medical challenges like PCOD/PCOS pull down our spirits. Today there are millions of women across the world suffering from PCOD related hormonal imbalance symptoms. These symptoms are pelvic pain, irregular periods, hair overgrowth, weight issues, face and body acne, mood swings, and the worst one is infertility.
Stress and anxiety are said to be the major reasons for PCOD which is made worse by unhealthy lifestyles. The best way to get out of PCOD issues is to stay stress-free but is it really that easy? Not easy but not impossible either. Yoga can help us to get rid of PCOD related hormonal imbalance.
Yoga is a great tool to strengthen our overall health and well-being. Yoga can heal not only the body but also our mind. The experience of my close friends bears testimony to accept yoga as the best way to prevent and control PCOD. Yoga can make our mind and body relax, with better metabolism and boost the strength of reproductive organs.
PCOD or PCOS is known to be an endocrine disorder occurring mostly among women between the age group of 18 and 44. What is PCOD? When multiple fluid-filled sacs known as follicles develop in the form of cysts in the ovaries, it is known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or disorder (PCOS OR PCOD).
Females suffering from PCOS / PCOD have to struggle with irregular menstruation, obesity, acne, and Excessive Hair Growth. If these symptoms are not treated in time they may lead to infertility issues which can be really life-ruining for families.
Unfortunately, PCOD/PCOS and weight gain are two things that are so interrelated that we can’t see both separately. A poor lifestyle, bad food habits are the main causes for weight gain which in turn becomes the basic reason for PCOD/PCOS. Though there are medications available for it, the best way is to cure PCOS/PCOD is to control increasing weight.
Yoga and brisk walk are the two easiest ways to control PCOS-related weight gain. But then we cannot deny that a healthy diet plan plays an important role too.
Here let us talk about a few Yogasans for PCOD or PCOS and hormonal imbalances.
Benefits of Salamba Sarvangasana
This posture relieves stress and depression by calming the brain. It stimulates the thyroid and prostate glands along with the abdominal organs. Not only that, it helps relieve the symptoms of menopause, reduces fatigue, and alleviates insomnia. Sarvangasana is also therapeutic for asthma, infertility, and sinusitis.
Bhujangasan helps in improving menstrual irregularities, lifting mood, invigorating the heartbeat, stimulating organs in the abdomen, and relieving stress and fatigue. This yogasan improves blood and oxygen circulation, especially throughout the spinal and pelvic regions thus improving digestion. It also strengthens the spine, eases sciatica. It also helps in easing symptoms of asthma.
This yogasan is effective in weight loss, improving digestion and appetite also. It is known to cure menstruation disorder and helps in stimulating reproductive organs. Dhanurasan also assists to cure dyspepsia (obesity), rheumatism, and gastrointestinal problems along with curing constipation. This helps in improving blood circulation, strengthen back muscles and improve the liver, pancreas, small intestine, and big intestine functions. Not only that it is also a stress reliever, and strengthens ankles, thighs, groins, chest, and abdominal organs. Dhanurasan releases back pain, cures respiratory disorders like asthma, improves diabetes.
The Benefits of this asan are…
- Strengthening of the lower back and massage of the pelvic organs.
- It releases tension in the pelvic area and tones the buttocks too.
This asan calms the mind and relieves mild depression and stress. It also helps improve kidneys, liver, uterus, and ovaries activation. Not only that it also helps improve digestion, eases menopause and menstrual discomfort along with Anxiety, headaches, and fatigue are reduced. This seems to be a cure for high blood pressure, insomnia, infertility, and sinusitis. This asana works particularly well for women after child delivery.
So if you have PCOS or PCOD, remember to practice these advised yogasanas on a daily basis for maximum benefit.