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Yoga For Hormonal Imbalance
14 Jul

Yoga For Hormonal Imbalance

What is Hormonal Imbalance?

Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. It produced in the endocrine glands; these potent chemicals travel around your bloodstream telling tissues and organs what to do. They help control many of your body’s major processes, including metabolism and reproduction.

When you have a hormonal imbalance, you have too much or too little of a specific hormone. Even tiny changes can have severe effects throughout your whole body.


Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance:-

Weight gain

Fatigue

Increased sensitivity to cold or heat

Constipation or more frequent bowel movements

Dry skin

Puffy face

Unexplained weight loss (sometimes sudden)

Increased or decreased heart rate

Muscle weakness

Frequent urination

Increased thirst

Muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness

Pain, stiffness, or swelling in your joints

Thinning hair or fine, brittle hair

Increased hunger

Depression

Decreased sex drive

Nervousness, anxiety, or irritability

Blurred vision

Sweating

Infertility

A fatty hump between the shoulders

Rounded face

Purple or pink stretch marks


Statistics of Hormonal Imbalance:-


From various research, we found a hormonal imbalance in 80 % of women which is a mix of physical and mental health challenges due to low estrogen and progesterone levels (female sex hormones), among many others.

       Source:- https://www.medicaldaily.com/


Yoga For Hormonal Imbalance:-

1. Inverted Poses

One way to prevent hormones from turning our world upside down is physically turning ourselves that way. 

Headstand, Handstand, Shoulderstand or any pose with a direct reversal of the toes to the head is particularly beneficial for your thyroid, heart, and lungs. 

One of the most highly regarded poses for balancing your hormones is the headstand.


2. Seated Cross-Legged Poses:-

Easy pose, Lotus or any posture that requires you to sit comfortably in a cross-legged position targets explicitly the adrenal gland, calming, soothing and even lessening depression.


3. Forward Bending Poses:-

Downward Facing Dog, Extended Puppy pose, Standing and Seated Forward Fold and Child’s pose are forward bending poses that not only alleviate stress, anxiety, and fatigue, but they can restore hormone levels. 

Forward bending poses are known to maintain your blood sugar level and perk up your pancreas, kidneys, thyroid, and thymus.


4. Salutation Seal:-

It is also known as Anjali mudra in which the salutation seal initiates the state of a calm and peaceful mind. 

It gives a boost to your pineal gland which secretes the hormone melatonin and pituitary gland.


What food to eat if you have hormonal Imbalance?

Fatty fish

Soy proteins

Cruciferous vegetables

B vitamins


So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to while suffering from hormonal imbalance.


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