Yoga for Fatigue

(August 11, 2011)

I'm 44 and I've a large uterine fibroid and extreme fatigue. Which yoga poses are beneficial?


Uterine Fibroids And Yoga

There are some yoga poses you could practice to prevent or reduce the size of the uterine fibroids that exist. However, it is recommended that you first consult a doctor before taking up the yoga exercises.

Some of the effective yoga poses you could try are Parsva Virasana (Side Twist in Hero Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) and Viparita Dandasana (Inverted Staff Pose).

According to well-renowned yoga instructors, practicing Parsva Virasana can help in the treatment of uterine fibroids. While in the position of kneeling, you should be seated between your heels. If you find it difficult you can sit on a towel or yoga block. Let your right hand be placed behind you with your left hand placed on your right knee and bring yourself to twist to the right. Practicing the Standing Forward Bend and Inverted Pose, apart from helping with the uterine fibroid will also deal with extreme fatigue, stress, and anxiety. However, make sure that you maintain regular practice.

Submitted by A V on August 11, 2011 at 05:21

What Causes Constant Fatigue? Please Suggest Yoga Positions.



Constant fatigue, medically termed as constant fatigue syndrome, is a condition that is chronic in nature. It never has an acute onset and builds up very slowly. This is one of the most mysterious conditions, and medical sciences have not yet been able to find out the exact causes of this condition for a long time.

There has been a lot of research into this condition, and some of the proposed causes of constant fatigue are depression, allergies, low sugar level in your blood, iron deficiency and anemia, a malfunctioning immune system, and hormonal imbalances.

There may be some underlying medical conditions that cause constant fatigue. Viral infections, caused by the herpes virus and Epstein-Barr virus,can also cause fatigue. Immune system dysfunction, usually autoimmune disorders, can also cause chronic fatigue syndrome.
It is important to relax both your body and mind in order to get rid of fatigue. Restive poses such as Savasana (Corpse Pose) are ideal for improving both physical and emotional fatigue. There are certain yoga poses, such as inverted headstands and seated poses, which can improve hormonal balance in your body. These too can be useful for treatment of constant fatigue.

Meditation and Vinyasa yoga can be used to improve breathing and calm the body.

Submitted by S C on July 7, 2011 at 04:49

My Body Under Goes Fatigue If I Even Exercise Of 5 Mins. Please Advice Some Yoga Poses.

Yoga is one of the best ways in dealing with all your physical and emotional problems. Yoga also helps bring a lot of awareness to your emotional state of being. If you feel fatigued, there could be both physical as well as emotional causes for it.

Most people feel fatigued due to emotional causes. Yoga poses can help you deal with the stress caused by both emotional as well as physical factors. Most of the practices of yoga include meditative practices. The breathing patterns employed in the performance of yoga poses are also restful. These help you improve blood circulation all over your body. These also help you remove toxins from the blood and improve overall performance of your body and your organs.

You can also perform some bending poses that help improve kidney functions. Sideways bending poses and spinal twists help improve the functioning of the liver and the spleen. These improve the metabolic processes and also help remove toxins from the blood.  With the help of these poses, you can improve hormonal balance in your body.

There are some resting poses that help you relax and improve your body’s functioning. You can also improve physical stamina with the help of yoga poses.

Submitted by A V on July 7, 2011 at 02:14

Can Oversleep And Ftigue Be Cured Through Yoga?

Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder and millions of people all over the world are affected by this condition. Oversleeping is a condition that is almost as bad as insomnia. It is often a condition that is experienced as a side effect of certain drugs that you have been consuming. Over sleeping can also be caused when you are suffering from depression.

Sleeping too much or constant fatigue may be due to medical conditions, especially hormonal disorders. Yoga is one of the best ways of restoring hormonal balance in your body. Yoga can also help you remove toxins from your blood stream. These toxins, which accumulate in your body due to consumption of medications, can be released with the help of yoga.

Apart from restoring hormonal balance in the body, you can also treat depression with the help of yoga. Yoga helps improve the synthesis of serotonin, which stimulates pleasure in the brain. Serotonin is the best natural way of controlling depression. Sleep apnea, which is a sleeping disorder, may cause you to have lack of healthy sleep, even if you sleep for long hours.

Fatigue, both physical and mental, can also cause you to sleep more than what is normal. Resting poses can help you calm yourself and address your fatigue.

Submitted by A on July 7, 2011 at 02:10

Every time I feel, I am getting better, then it knocks me for 6 again, anyone out there with any advice, please.Am I suffering  from chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a chronic condition that is extremely serious. There are a variety of signs and symptoms that may indicate that you are suffering from this condition. The primary signs of chronic fatigue syndrome include a persistent sore throat, loss of memory, and muscle pain that is completely unexplained. You may also experience enlarged nodes that are painful. There is often severe joint pain as well.

A lot of people also experience headaches that may come and go. These headaches may be mild or even extremely painful. You may never have restful sleep, even if you spend hours trying to get comfortable. There may be extreme exhaustion, which lasts for some hours to several days.

Though there are some additional symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, not all of these are experienced by everyone. Some, suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome may experience occasional abdominal pain, allergies to certain foods, chest pain, diarrhea, bloating, dry mouth, chronic cough, and dizziness. There may be occasional earache, arrhythmias, pain in the jaw, facial pain, nausea, stiffness in the joints that increases in the morning, night sweats or chills, tingling sensations in the body, and sudden and unexplained weight loss and weight gain.

Submitted by s s on July 7, 2011 at 02:05

Yoga For Uterine Fibroids


Benign tumors in the uterus, which cause infertility in women, are known as uterine fibroids. These are of varying sizes and affect the normal reproductive functioning of a woman. If the tumors begin to touch the bladder, there are painful menses as well as increased urination.

For women who are suffering from fibroids, yoga can be very beneficial. However, formation of fibroids can be aggravated if yoga is not performed in the right manner. Uterine fibroids are often formed when you have a lot of stress.

Certain poses, such as the Bharadvajasana (Seated Side Twist), can be really helpful in treatment of uterine fibroids. This is a simple seated pose that includes a half twist. Another great pose for your uterine fibroids is the Salamba Setu Bandha Sarvanga Asana (Supported Bridge Pose), which is a lying down yoga pose. You can perform this yoga pose with the help of yoga blocks or other yoga props as well.

Another great resting pose is the Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero Pose). This helps the body and mind relax, which is good for both your fatigue and your uterine fibroids. This is a pose that should be performed twice a day for best results.  Make sure that you have a yoga trainer to help you perform the yoga poses in the right manner.

Submitted by V A on July 7, 2011 at 02:00

Uterine fibroids are tumors that are benign which are formed in the female reproductive system. Fibroids may be present in small size equal to a millet seed to large size that can fill the abdominal cavity. Uterine fibroids can lead to painful menses, heavy bleeding, and mucous discharge and even increased urination if the tumors touch the bladder.

Fibroids are formed when cells grow abnormally in the myometrium area of the uterus. These fibroids may be single or many and sometimes it spreads to such an extent that it can even touch the rib cage. Fibroids require estrogen and progesterone to grow. Fibroids are normally not seen in women between the ages of twenty five to thirty five years. Continuous stimulation of estrogen without the progesterone hormone in women can be one of the factors towards development of fibroids.

Yoga asana can be beneficial for women suffering from fibroids. However avoid doing yoga during the first three days of the menses as it can be painful and can aggravate the formation of fibroids. Apart from yoga, certain precautions that can be taken are reducing stress and having a light meal that is rich in fiber and low in fat. Avoid dairy products, animal fats, sugar, salt, alcohol and caffeine.

Certain yoga poses that can be beneficial against fibroids are:

Bharadvajasana (Seated side twist): Sit in thunderbolt pose. Slide off your heel to the left so that the left buttocks touch the floor and the right buttocks on the arch of the left leg. Place the left hand on the floor a little behind the leg hip. Place the right hand on the outside of the left knees. Inhale and stretch your spine upwards. Exhale and twist towards the left side. Repeat this with proper inhalation and exhalation. Keep the shoulders relaxed.

Salamba Setu Bandha Sarvanga asana (Supported Bridge pose): Lie on your back with the knees bent on the front. Touch the back of the heels with fingertips. Lift the hips slowly from the floor. Remain in this position for few seconds. Yoga block can be used that can be placed to support the back while lifting the hips.

Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero pose): Kneel on the floor with knees parallel to each other and legs apart from each other. Sit down in between the knees. Press the palms on the floor and extend backwards by folding your elbows. Bend downwards to floor and lie straight between the knees on the ground. Remain in this position for 5 to 10 minutes. Come back to the original position.

Submitted by R J on August 17, 2008 at 11:09

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