Yoga poses that work to balance hormones


Our hormones are essential to our health. Hormones help our bodies function, by carrying energy, supporting metabolism, mood, digestion, growth and reproductive functions. Any imbalance or dysfunction can manifest itself in the form of various health problems, including obesity, PCOS, and thyroid disorders. Many hormonal issues are also due to the lifestyle we lead. What we often don’t realize is that the reversal isn’t just about taking pills to correct problems, but also using traditional, holistic measures.

Yoga has been one of those traditional Indian remedies for several health problems for decades. It can cure internal and external health issues in our body with the help of a few asanas and a routine. While structured diets and regular check-ups keep us moving, doing yoga keeps us fit and healthy from the inside out.

Renowned yoga guru and holistic wellness expert, Namita Pipariya shows us some great ways yoga can make a difference in your life, and some asanas that can help you.

Watch the video below to learn more:

1. Breathe in and out

Sit on your mat in any comfortable position. Place your hands on the lower end of the rib cage on each side. Then experience the breath, as your body expands when you breathe in and contracts when you breathe out. Repeat this at least five times before changing to another pose / asana.

Sphinx pose

2.
Cat-Cow

Place your palms and knees on the yoga mat and come into the tabletop pose. Keep space between your legs and widen your fingers. Now, articulating the spine, inhale as you look up and hold. As you move your chin to your chest, exhale.

3.
Child pose

By widening the knee a little in the table pose, sit down to come into the child pose. Stretch your hands forward and lower your forehead as it touches the mat. Hold the pose and breathe deeply. Relax as you breathe out.

child pose

4.
Sphinx pose

Lie on your stomach and stretch your legs back. Place your elbows below the shoulders and keep your chest above the mat. The palms should be facing down and the feet facing inward. Breathe deeply while stretching your upper body, and exhale as your chin touches the mat.

5.
Crocodile pose (Makarasana)

Lie on your stomach and keep your hands above each other to rest your head on the upper hand. Take three deep breaths as you inhale, move your forehead upward, and exhale as you relax.

6.
Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)

Start with the crocodile pose and slowly move your hands to either side of the body, raising your elbows. Stretch your neck upward as your upper body follows, rolling your shoulders back. Inhale as you stretch and exhale.

cobra pose

7.
Lean forward while sitting with a chair

Sit on your mat with a chair in front of you while stretching your legs forward. Bend over a bit and reach for the back of the chair with both hands. Rest your chin on the seat of the chair facing you. The feet should be pointed upward and inhale and exhale slowly.

8.
Goddess laying on the chair

Sit with your back straight on the chair with your legs wide and your feet pointed forward. Remember that your knees should be parallel to the toes. Rest your palms on the inside of the knee joint and turn to the left while stretching your neck. Breathe in deeply and move to the right side as you exhale. Now bring both hands forward and touch the ground. Don’t bend your knees and hold on. To breathe.

9.
Twist sitting on a chair

Sit sideways on the chair and put your hands on both edges / backrest. Then pull yourself to the side. Repeat this on both sides, breathing slowly.

ten.
Angle pose in supine position with bolster and bell

For this asana, make a buckle with a yoga belt and wear it around your waist, so that the buckle is in the center. Enter the shoemaker’s pose while grabbing your feet and doing the butterfly movement. Put the back of the belt around the waist, place the front of the buckle under the feet and tighten it. As the feet come together, lie down on the bolster and let the belt sink into the inner thigh.

Yoga posture

11.
Shavasana

Lie on your back on the mat and bring your knees to your chest one by one. Now breathe slowly into Shavasana with the palms open and facing upward as you finish your practice.


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