Can you tell me a few yoga poses for hormonal imbalance?

(May 14, 2013)

There are several different hormones in your body, all working together, to control different functions. Unfortunately, hormonal imbalances occur quite frequently and most of them become evident in different ways. Depending upon the type of hormonal imbalance you are suffering from, you could experience skin problems, hair loss, weight gain, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings and so on. Fortunately, you can take steps to restore the hormonal balance in your body.

Can you tell me a few yoga poses for hormonal imbalance?

You are probably aware of the fact that yoga can help correct hormonal imbalance. There are many yoga poses that you can practice for improving hormonal imbalance, some of which include –

However, the yoga pose that is usually recommended for hormonal imbalance is Sasangasana or The Rabbit Pose. In order to practice this pose, you will need to –

  • Sit on your heels, in the Hero Pose (Virasana)
  • Extend your arms back and grasp the soles of your feet
  • Tuck your chin towards your chest, as your body rounds forward, hinging at the hips
  • Drop your head to the floor so that your forehead touches the knees. Keep your knees and forehead close together.
  • Lift your hips so that the crown of your head rests on the floor. Your knees and forehead still need to be close together.
  • Hold this pose for 5 breaths.
  • Release the pose gradually and follow it up with the Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Hormonal imbalance can cause a lot of trouble if left unchecked. However, it is important for a doctor to monitor your health, until the problem is controlled. Moreover, it is absolutely essential for you to check with your doctor before you practice any yoga pose.

Submitted by S C on May 14, 2013 at 06:55

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