Can yoga help treat chronic pelvic pain?

(February 27, 2013)

When one complains of pelvic pain, it usually refers to a pull or tightness of the gluteus maximus muscle. This thick band of muscle that stretches across the pelvis is responsible for most the movements in the lower body and maintaining proper posture. Yoga can treat chronic pelvic pain with specific postures or asanas. Before trying out any new asana, always consult with your yoga teacher to ensure that you are practicing each pose in the correct manner. This will help you reap the most benefits from your practice as well as prevent any further damage to the body.

The best yoga poses to treat chronic pelvic pain are:

The Pelvic Tilt - This pose helps strengthen the muscles of the pelvis and abdomen. It also helps correct your posture and reduces the risk of long-term damage.

Supported Pigeon Pose - You may require some help with this pose initially but over time, it helps open up the tight pelvis muscles and relieves pain and discomfort.

Deep breathing and meditation - A regular practice of Pranayama or deep breathing exercises will help you manage the pain and focus your energy on the healing process.

Submitted by S C on February 27, 2013 at 06:58

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