International Yoga Day 2021: Try These 6 Yoga Asanas to Regulate Hormones

International Yoga Day 2021: Here are six yoga poses by an expert that you can do to regulate hormonal levels.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarPublished at: Jun 21, 2021Updated at: Jun 21, 2021
International Yoga Day 2021: Try These 6 Yoga Asanas to Regulate Hormones

Yoga is a practice that aligns your physical, mental and spiritual health. Any kind of illness or distress can be tackled with regular yoga practice. Hormonal imbalance is one of the common issues and most unattended too. People do not know the importance of balanced hormonal levels and so, ignore the irregular levels. This International Yoga Day, we got in touch with Shonali Bose, Yoga Instructor and content creator on Trell to know about hormone balancing yoga poses that help in regulating hormonal levels. Scroll down to know what are they.

Malasana or Garland Pose

Malasana works on your digestive tract if you're prone to bloating and indigestion. It also provides intense stretch in the hip, hamstring, and lower back. Also relieves tension from the hip. Here is how to do this pose:

  • Keep your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • While keeping the back straight, bend your lower body.
  • Bend your knees and try to bring your hips close to the ground. This is like a squat position.
  • Bring your hands in between your legs, press against your thighs and join your palms.
  • Take long breaths and stay in this position for as long as possible.

Prasarita Padottanasana

Prasarita Padottanasana

This forward bend helps to regulate the thyroxine hormone, which plays a vital role in digestion, heart and muscle function, brain development and bone health. It also flushes the pituitary, hypothalamus and thymus glands, ensuring optimal function.

  • Stand straight and keep shoulder-width distance in feet.
  • Raise your arms overhead.
  • Bend your upper body towards the ground while keeping your spine erect.
  • Place your hands on the ground or holding your feet.
  • Bring your head in between the legs.
  • Hold this position for 10 seconds and then return to starting position.

Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose

Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose

It helps the adrenaline gland to function better, thereby allowing your body to release tension and stress. Also, it opens up your chest, giving more space for the lungs to work better.

  • Lie down on the mat with your stomach.
  • Bring your legs and feet closer.
  • Place your hands around the shoulder.
  • Inhale and lift your upper body while keeping the elbows straight.
  • Try to roll your upper body.
  • Hold the position for 10 seconds and then return back to starting position.

Ustrasana or Camel Pose

Ustrasana or Camel Pose

The camel pose has a wide range of benefits which include its ability to regulate hormones. As you hold this pose your internal organs are stimulated mainly in the neck and lower back.

  • Keep your legs back and your toes should be pointed towards the ground.
  • Rest your hands on your heels.
  • Move your hips and thighs forward and gently lean back.
  • Tuck your chin to your chest and look forward.
  • You can either stop here or further bend.
  • Hold this position for 10 seconds.

Sasangasana or Rabbit Pose

Sasangasana or Rabbit Pose

It helps to stimulate the parathyroid and thyroid gland, located in the neck area, for better growth and function of metabolism.

  • Sit in the vajrasana pose with your toes on the ground and hips resting on heels.
  • Hold the heels with your hands.
  • Now, put your chin on your chest.
  • Bend forward keeping your feet on the ground and held firmly with your hands.
  • Your thighs should be perpendicular to the ground.
  • Bend forward from your hips and drop your head on the floor such as that your head touches your knees.
  • Hold this position for 10 seconds and then slowly return back.

Setubandhasana or Bridge Pose

This yoga posture helps with regulating symptoms of PCOS as it stimulates the ovarian gland and helps in regulating blood flow in the endocrine system. Follow these steps to practice bridge pose:

  • Lie down on the yoga mat with your back.
  • Fold your knees upward and keep hip-width distance between your feet.
  • Keep your hands on the sides.
  • Lift your hips above the ground.
  • Now, lift your back above and try to lift as much as your chin touches your chest.
  • Hold the position for 10 seconds and then return back to starting position.

If you are experiencing problems related to hormonal imbalance, you must practice these yoga asanas to regulate hormone levels. Doing these regularly would bring you desired results. Just be consistent and not skip yoga for even a day or else it won’t produce expected outcomes.

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