Approximately, 10 million are living with PCOS around the world. PCOS corresponds to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is a health condition that disturbs the hormone levels in a woman’s body system, which brings various aftermaths such as skipped menstrual cycle and problems in conceiving. Some women might also experience excessive hair growth on the body.
Basically, PCOS is a hormonal disturbance. Sometimes, it can also lead to diabetes and an array of heart diseases.
Yoga and PCOS
Although this hormonal disturbance can be balanced with the help of birth-control pills and diabetic drugs, some yoga positions also prove beneficial for PCOS.
Increased Muscle Mass:
Some yoga postures – such as the one in which you position yourself in weight-bearing poses – help build muscle mass. This increased mass levels the insulin resistance and helps control the PCO syndrome.
Many yoga positions are known for helping in weight loss. Apparently, weight gain is considered one of the leading causes of the polycystic ovarian syndrome. By including weight loss yoga in your everyday routine you can do easy and effective PCOS management.
Improved Hormonal Balance:
Certain yoga positions and pranayamas promote hormonal balance in the body. To be specific, these aasans help bring the cortisol and adrenal hormones to the standard level, which provides deep relaxation and heals chronic infections of any kinds. Consult a qualified physical/yoga trainer to learn more about these yogic practices.
Strengthened Immune System:
Weak immunity is also a cause of this ovarian syndrome. There are many practices in the yoga shastra that can fortify your immune system (if practised on a daily basis) and make you so strong that such health conditions don’t become a trouble.
Being regular on your yoga session allows you to do away problems like pelvic pain, vaginal pain, cystic acne, mood swings, irregular periods, and fatigue. Surprisingly all these conditions can be connected with the aftermaths of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Going on birth control pills and diabetic medicines help control PCOS, however, there is no perfect cure for this health condition. Therefore, yoga can be followed as a self-care practice for PCOS management.