PCOS? Don’t worry Try these Yoga poses and get relief from PCOS

“I was diagnosed with PCOS few months ago. My face was full of pimples and my periods were irregular and painful. However yoga helped me. I started feeling better within few months after I started taking yoga seriously. I am now 35 and mother of two naughty boys.” Samiksha adds.

Samiksha is one of the many women in the world with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) which is not as scary as the name suggests. This condition is also known as PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disorder). PCOS has become a common phenomenon among young women especially during their reproductive age. About 5-10% of women as per (National Institutes of Health research) are diagnosed with PCOS and many have started to realize the role of yoga for treating this condition and thereby alleviating the pain.

If you too have PCOS, continue reading this article as practicing yoga can help you. Surprisingly, the doctors haven’t found exact cause of PCOS but it may be due to stress and unhealthy lifestyle which is the story of all  working women these days. Women have to look after everyone around them but there is no one to look after them. This causes stress and various ailments which are not addressed at the right time until the situation is aggravated.

Although it is not possible to get rid off stress completely we can learn to deal with it through Yoga.

Some of the Yaga asanas help to open up the pelvic area thus leading to relaxation and pranayama (breathing techniques) help to calm your body, mind and spirit.

7 Effective Yoga Exercises for PCOS and Infertility

1) Baddhakonasana (Butterfly pose) –

This asanas help to open your hips. It also helps to strengthen your pelvic muscles. Sit down and bring soles of the feet together. Try to push your knees to the floor with the help of your elbows.

2) Supta Baddhakonasana 

(Reclining Butterfly Pose)-  Once you are in Baddhakonasana lie down slowly on your back by first attempting to put your elbows down. Then slowly lie down completely on your back. You can support yourself with a pillow or a bolster behind your back if you find it difficult to lie down completely.

Supta Baddhakonasana reclining butterfly pose

3) Balasana 

(Baby Pose) – This asana relaxes your back, relieves menstrual cramps and improves blood flow throughout the body.

4) Bharadvajasana-

This asana is dedicated to Sage Bharadwaj. This asana helps to improve digestion by increase metabolism, massage intestines and strengthen your abdominal muscles. This asana also works on your spinal column and helps you to get relief from menstrual cramps.

Bharadwaj Asana

5) Chakki Chalasana – 

Chakki Chalasana derives it name from Chakki which means grinding wheel or churning mill. Chakki chalasana helps to tone the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, regulates the menstrual cycle and reduces flab from abdomen hips and thighs. Sit with legs split about 1-2 feet apart, interlace fingers of both your arms and stretch them forward. Draw a big circle with your hand straight without bending your elbows as if you are grinding flour like women in did during the olden days before the technological advancements.

6) Shavasana (Corpse pose):  

This pose is derived from the word “shava” means a dead body. Lie down on your back with both arms on either side of your body. Keep your legs slightly apart with palms facing the sky. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Try to relax each and every part of your body one by one.

7) Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation):  

If you are a beginner start with two to three rounds of surya namaskar everyday. You can increase it upto 12 rounds daily along with other asanas.

Hope this article helps you to get some relief. If you have any questions please get in touch with us at info@yoggokul.com or call us on 9483897818. If you are a beginner and never taken a yoga class before, here are some tips to get you started with your first yoga class.