What is PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the common endocrine hormonal disorder among women which can cause problems with periods, difficulties with fertility, stress, depression, acne, extra hair, weight gain. In most of the women with PCOS, a growth of multiple cysts on ovaries can be seen which lead to hormone imbalance. Hence is it is called Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Benefits of Yoga for PCOS
- Lose Weight
- Relieves stress, anxiety, depression
- Improves function of thyroid
- Increases chances of conception
- Maintain hormone balance
- Improves function of digestive system
Best Yoga Poses for PCOS
Yoga plays an important role in treating PCOS. Let’s see effective yoga asanas for PCOS treatment.
1. Padmasana Yoga Pose
More Details – Steps and Benefits of Padmasana, Yoga Pose
2. Anulom Vilom Pranayama for PCOS
Anulom vilom pranayama is an effective breathing exercise of yoga for PCOS. Regular practice of Anulom vilom pranayama, relieves stress, anxiety, and depression which plays an important role in treating and preventing PCOS.
More Details – Steps and Benefits of Anulom Vilom Pranayama
3. Kapalbhati Pranayama
More Details – Health Benefits of Kapalbhati Pranayama Breathing Exercise
4. Bhramari Pranayama
More Details – Health Benefits of Bhramari Pranayama
5. Butterfly Pose, Baddha Konasana
Baddhakonasana is the best exercise of yoga for PCOS sufferers because it helps to stimulate and improves the function of ovaries. Also, butterfly pose is effective to improve the function of abdominal organs.
More Details – Steps and Benefits of Butterfly Pose
Sun salutation is the best exercise for PCOS because it is complete body workout. It regulates irregular periods, loses weight, and improves bowel movement which is helpful in the treatment of PCOS.
More Details – Health Benefits and Steps of Sun Salutation Yoga Pose
7. Bhujangasana, Cobra Pose
More Details – Steps and Benefits of Cobra Pose
8. Dhanurasana, Bow Pose
More Details – Health Benefits and Steps of Dhanurasana Yoga Pose
9. Warrior Pose, Virabhadrasana Yoga Pose
More Details – Health Benefits and Steps of Warrior Yoga Pose
10. Child’s Pose, Balasana
More Details – Child’s Pose, Balasana Benefits, and Steps
Signs and Symptoms of PCOS
- Gain in weight
- Extra hairs on face and other part of the body.
- Irregular periods
- Difficult to get pregnant
- Thinning hair on the scalp
- Stress, anxiety, depression
- Acne, pimples
- Cysts on ovaries
- Dark skin
There is no exact cause of PCOS. But below factors may cause PCOS.
- Family history
- Insulin resistance
Tips to Control PCOS
- Drink plenty of water
- Include more fiber food, green vegetables, and fruits
- Say no to coffee and alcohol
- Have balanced diet
- Regular practice of exercises of yoga for PCOS.
- Avoid intake of more sugar and carbohydrates.
- Learn to relieve stress
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