How yoga can help you win against PCOS
According to statistics, PCOS affects 20% of women in India (polycystic ovary syndrome). In addition, PCOS (or PCOD) is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health issues in women. To manage this condition, the majority of gynecologists recommend losing weight. And it is widely accepted that Yoga for PCOS is a natural and healthy technique for losing weight. However, did you know that oral contraceptives recommended for PCOD can produce serious adverse effects, including nausea, stomach discomfort, and abdominal pains? Yoga, on the other hand, has no negative side effects. Check out the following yoga positions for PCOD:
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana — These yoga asanas for PCOS aid in thyroid function regulation, which is connected to PCOS. It relaxes and stimulates the abdominal organs, alleviating the symptoms of this condition.
Fold your knees and lie down on your back, creating a perfect angle between your feet and hips.
Place your hands beside your body with your palms facing downwards.
One at a time, lift your lower back, mid-back, and upper back off the floor.
Pull your chest up to your chin and roll your shoulders back.
Surya Namaskar — The most extraordinary yoga position for PCOS are Surya namaskar. Every day, executing the sun salutation yoga stance can help with weight reduction, waist and hip fat decrease, and menstrual cycle control.
Stand tall, with your feet together and your weight equally distributed between both feet.
Allow your shoulders to relax and your chest to expand.
Inhale and raise both arms to the sides, then exhale and bring your hands together in front of your chest in a prayer stance.
Inhale deeply and extend your entire body, from your toes to your toes.
Exhale and lean forward to touch your toes while maintaining a straight spine.
Keep your right leg straight and push it rearward. Keep your head up.
Put yourself in a push-up position.
Bhujangasana — Bhujangasan, or cobra position, is a stress-relieving yoga practice that helps the body become more flexible. This position is commonly included in a list of yoga poses for PCOD.
Lay flat on your back on the floor. Keep your palms facing down, keep your arms tight to your torso.
Begin straightening your arms as you inhale to lift your torso off the floor and try to recline backwards as far as possible.
The ground should be in touch with your belly.
Naukasana — Naukasana is a yoga pose that focuses on the muscles and organs of the abdomen. Thyroid function is also known to be controlled by it.
Lay flat on your back on the floor. Maintain a straight line with your arms beside your body, palms facing down.
Begin lifting your arms and legs as you inhale to form a boat-like shape.
Hold for 15 to 30 seconds before gently breathing and descending.