One of the most prevalent syndromes among women these days, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinal system disorder characterized by irregular periods, obesity, acne and excess hair growth. One in every 10 women in India suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome, and out of every 10 women diagnosed with PCOS, six are teenage girls. This is the leading cause of infertility among women.
Due to the lack of awareness in our country, it often remains undetected and untreated. According to a study conducted by AIIMS, about 20-25 percent of Indian women are suffering from the syndrome. Out of these, about 35-50 percent has a fatty liver and 60 percent are obese.
Some of the common causes of PCOS include Stress, perennial tension, anxiety, unhealthy lifestyle and depression. Stress is considered one of the major reasons causing the disease. According to experts, reducing stress and anxiety is the best cure to treat PCOS. The best way to feel relaxed and strengthen the system is Yoga. But you have to curb the problem from within to get rid of the disease.
Yoga helps balance hormones by reducing androgens and encouraging egg production. It also helps in resolving issues such as weight, psychological problems, and infertility. Here are some of the yoga poses for women who are suffering from PCOS:
This yoga pose helps tone the uterine muscles in females, reduce abdominal fat, and is also useful in reducing post-delivery fat.
Do not do this asana if you are pregnant, have low BP, lower back pain, or a heart problem.
This pose helps improve blood circulation, reduces stress, and opens up the chest and shoulders. It is also useful for respiratory disorders such as asthma.
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The benefits of this pose include a relief from menstrual problems and menopause symptoms. It reduces fatigue and helps in bowel movement.
Do not do this asana if you are suffering from knee or groin injury, or people with sciatica should completely avoid practising this.
This is slightly different from the butterfly pose as this asana is performed while lying down. This asana helps stimulate the abdominal organs and relaxes your body.
This asana helps regenerate abdominal organs and improve metabolism. This yoga asana is beneficial for pregnant women as well.
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