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Yoga for hormone imbalances in women

Met a friend after longtime in coffee day, she was about to reach her menopause stage, upon talking with her she was complaining of irritable mood, depressed  or crankiness. When a women reaches her menopause, she undergoes a various imbalances in her hormones level which results in  above conditions. A calm and peace of mind is needed for every women at this age and this can be accomplished by concentrating on few yoga poses which helps in balancing the hormones. Certain  asana  are very specific  to certain glands, which  helps in pressurizing and depressurizing the glands  eventually help in balancing the hormones.  Make sure you know which glands are affected by which pose before you start the work out. Because it is always better to know the risk of the performing the poses if you suffer some  any particular condition  which is going to lead  you to achieve positive results.

Yoga Asanas for Hormone Balance

Inversions

The  inversion poses that balance hormones and calm your mind and they  are also particularly beneficial for your thyroid, heart and lungs

Headstand or Sheershasana

  1. Spread a blanket four fold or cloth on the floor and kneel on it.
  2. Interlock the fingers of the hands and put them on the floor
  3. Now place the top of the head on the clasped hands between the elbows.
  4. Raise the legs slowly. In the beginning, keep the legs raised for five to fifteen seconds. Increase fifteen seconds every week. Later, practice this asana for half an hour.
  5. Keep the heels of the legs upwards in the direction of the sky. Breathe in the normal way. Then slowly lower the legs.

Note

Sheershasana should be practices only on an empty stomach. Should be practiced slowly without jerks. During inversion, breathe through the nose, never through the mouth.

Should be followed by Shavasana to rest.

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Urdhvapadmasana or Padamasheershasanaurdha

  1. First attain the posture of Sheershasana. Slowly bend the right leg and place it on the left thigh.  Then place the left leg on the right thigh. Do this exercise slowly and very carefully.

Forward Bend

Forward Bend also helps in balancing the hormones, some of the poses helps in maintaining the blood sugar levels as works on the adrenals, pancreas, kidneys, thyroid and thymus.

 

 

Child pose or Garbhasana.child pose

  1. Kneel with your feet together and knees together or apart.
  2. Sink back onto your heels and bend forward from the waist until your forehead is touching the mat.
  3. Stretch your arms  in back  of you.

 

Seperate Leg Head to Knee or Parsvottanasana

1.Start the pose standing in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Exhale and step 2½ – 3 feet apart. Place your hands on your hips and rotate your right foot in 45 to 60 degrees to your left and your left foot 90 degrees out to your left.

2.Align your left heel with your right heel. Firming your thighs, rotate your left thigh outward in such a way that the center of your left knee cap comes in line with the center of your left ankle.

3. With a deep exhalation, turn your upper body to your left. As you right hip point turns forward, press the head of your right femur back and ground your back heel.

4. Exhale and lean your upper body forward  to your left leg. Stop when your torso becomes parallel to the floor.

5. Press your palms into the mat on either side of your left foot. If you can’t touch the floor, you may support your hands on a pair of  blocks.

6. Press the inner heel of your front foot and the base of your big toe actively into the mat then raise the inner groin of your front leg deep into your pelvis.

7.Hold your head and upper body parallel to the floor for a couple breaths then, if you are flexible enough, take your upper body nearer the top of your thigh.

8. Hold for 15 – 30 seconds then, to exit, rise up inhaling.

Repeat it on the other side

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Paschimottanasana

 Cross Legs Pose

Cross Legs pose helps in balancing the hormone as it specifically targets the adrenal gland, calming, soothing and even lessening postpartum

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Baddha padmasana

Bhadrasana

Back Bends

Back Bends  also helps in hormone balances as it works on  adrenals, pancreas, kidney

Supine plank or Purvottanasanapurvok

  1. Keep the feet close together
  2. Keep the arms perpendicular to the shoulders and extend the legs
  3. Inhale and with the help of the palms and the heels, raise the trunk upwards.
  4. Bend the neck backwards
  5. Keep the arms straight and the chest towards the sky. Hold this position for eight to ten seconds.
  6. Then slowly come to the original position. Repeat this asana four to six times.

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Marjariasana  or  Cat/Cow 

Ushtrasana   

Twists

Some of the twist pose also helps in balancing   the hormones. Some of the twist works on pituitary, pineal, thyroid and parathyroid.

Corpse or Savasanashavasan 001

  1. Lie  flat on the back. Place the hands 10 to 15 cms away from the thighs with the palms up.
  2. Keep the eyes and the fists slightly closed. Stretch the legs out.
  3. Keep the heels together and the toes apart. Now close the eyes.
  4. Breathe very slowly. Begin by consciously and gradually relaxing each part and each muscle of the body: feet, calves, knees, thighs, abdomen and hips. Then relax the muscles of the back, chest, arms, fingers, neck, head and face in that order.
  5. Inhale and exhale slowly and deeply. Relax the brain during exhalation.
  6. Direct your attention to the breathing
  7. Retain the meditation for 10 to 15 minutes.

Squat or Malasana.

  1. Squat with your feet flat on the floor, the feet about the width of your hips apart from each other.
  2.  Let your pelvis hang down with all your body weight.
  3. Bring your elbows in front of your knees and place your palms together in the pose of Namaste.
  4. Now make effort to bring your trunk in between your legs. look straight to the front

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Rabbit or Shashangasana

Eagle or Garudasana

 

5 comments on “Yoga for hormone imbalances in women

  1. Reblogged this on Health, Wellness and Fitness Consultant and commented:
    Great post! Will try it myself, specially the first part.

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