This yoga therapy for hormonal balance would work excellently upon your endocrine glands and help to address other hormones related issues such as thyroid, metabolism, PCOD and adrenal fatigue.
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From over-growing facial hair to excessive hair loss, gaining weight to losing muscles, depleting sexual desires to the PCOD. Thyroid, adrenal fatigue, stress, and anxiety…
You name it and blame it all on your hormones.
Out of balance hormones can play havoc in your life.
Treatments like hormonal replacement therapy HRT may help. But as soon as they are over, your problems may bounce back.
Hormones are secreted from the endocrine glands. There are eight major endocrine glands scattered throughout the body.
They’re are considered to be one system because,
- they have similar functions
- similar mechanisms of influence, and,
- many other important interrelationships.
These hormones, in the form of chemical messengers, are responsible for controlling many bodily functions—from appetite to emotions, reproduction to metabolism, and,
What Are Endocrine Organs
Endocrine organs are also known as glands.
These hormone-producing glands include the pituitary, parathyroid, thyroid, hypothalamus, thymus, pancreas, adrenal glands, pineal gland, ovaries, and testes.
There are numerous hormones within our bodies, but a few of them have a bigger impact on overall body function than others.
Some of the prominent hormones are: cortisol, testosterone, estrogen,
But Why Do The Hormones Get Unbalanced
Hormonal imbalances occur when there is excessive or deficiency of a hormone in the bloodstream.
Because of their essential roles, small hormonal imbalances can cause side effects on the body.
Also, due to lifestyle, stress, food, environment, etc., your hormones may become imbalanced.
Further, hormones may fluctuate severely in different stages of your life, such as:
puberty, menopause, and pregnancy.
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Yoga is a holistic treatment for our mind, body, and soul. I don’t promote yoga as a substitute for medicines. In case of critical illness or ailment, please consult your doctor first,b adopting these methods and Yoga Sequences.
How Yoga Can Help To Balance Your Hormones
A constant hormonal imbalance can lead to conditions such as-
Diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, stress, etc.
Keeping hormones in balance can be challenging but there are many ways to help this process –
Yoga is considered one of the best!
Yoga focuses on breathing which has a stimulating effect on your ‘hormones producing endocrine system’.
One of the main causes of hormone imbalance is stress and we are aware that, yoga can help manage your stress excellently!
Science Of Yoga Postures For Hormonal Balances
Our organs are overloaded with harmful chemicals, so twists help clean out your liver, colon, even your ovaries.
Throughout your yoga practice, you stretch, compress, and decompress most of the body parts and skeleton-joints.
Once you release abdominal and Joints compressions, fresh blood rushes back into those areas bringing a new life.
Research support that-
Inverted poses such as headstand, handstand, and shoulder stand are beneficial to your-
thyroid, heart, hormones, and lungs.
Forward bending postures such as downward dog, child’s pose, and forward fold are beneficial in alleviating stress, anxiety, and fatigue – all assisting in balancing hormones.
Poses like Sirsasana, Uttanasana increases blood flow to the brain which improves the functioning of the brain and hypothalamus along with improving the functioning of the pituitary and pineal gland.
Poses like Setu Bandhasana and Bhujangasana will stimulate testes and ovaries…
The Endocrine System And Our Chakra System:
From a yogic perspective, it is also interesting to note that the endocrine system is very closely aligned with the chakra system – the energy centers in the body.
Visualize the body with the seven major chakras, and match with the endocrine system, you can notice that each major chakra coincides with one, or sometimes two, endocrine glands.
Considering the universal influence of hormones on our physical, emotional, and mental health, it makes sense that these glands would be aligned with the chakras.
Which are essential “power centers,” and substantially impact our physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual health.
Hermeticists and other esoteric philosophers noticed that every chakra is linked to an endocrine gland:
- the Sahasrara or Crown Chakra with the pineal
- the Ajna or third eye chakra with the pituitary and hypothalamus,
- the Vishuddha with the thyroid gland,
- the Anahata with the thymus gland,
- Manipura or solar plexus with the pancreas,
- Swadisthana or sacral chakra with the reproductive organs and
- the Muladhara or Root Chakra with adrenals.
The pituitary gland is sometimes called the “master” gland of the endocrine system because it controls the functions of many of the other endocrine glands. The pituitary gland is no larger than a pea and is located at the base of the brain.
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Best Yoga Therapy For Hormonal Balances
A yoga practice that prioritizes stillness can calm your nervous system and harmonize your HPA axis.
This yoga therapy for hormonal balances will increase both the relaxation response as well as detoxify at a much deeper level.
We shall do all the postures except Savasana (Corpse Pose), using Ujjayi (Victorious) Breathing.
That means, we shall narrow the back of our throat while exhaling to make a snoring sound while breathing.
Today in yoga therapy for hormonal balance we shall target all the areas of our endocrine glands, in conjunction with the seven chakras area.
Over today’s intention is,
- I am balanced
- I am grateful for the life forces serving my body.
Let’s start seated.
Staff Pose or Dandasana
- Sit on the floor with your legs together and outstretched in front of you. Flex your feet.
- Place your palms on the floor next to your hips, fingers facing forward.
- Gently press your palms into the floor to lengthen your spine.
- Reach the crown of your head toward the sky and tailbone pressed against the ground.
- Stay in Staff pose for up to a minute.
Grounding postures such as the staff pose are good for your adrenal gland.
Adrenal glands, also known as suprarenal glands, are small, triangular-shaped glands located on top of both kidneys. Adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, response to stress, and other essential functions.
Baddha Konasana Or Butterfly POSE
- From the staff position, bring the sole of the feet together with the knees bent out to the sides, and interlace the fingers around the toes.
- Inhale and press the hips down and reach the crown of the head up towards the ceiling.
- Drop the shoulders down and back and press the chest towards the front.
- Press the knees down towards the floor to open the hips.
- Now flutter your knees like a butterfly.
- Here you can try another variation of the the Bound Angle pose.
- Open your legs in diamond shape insert both the hands below the legs and let the palms come together with the feet.
- Stay for 5 breaths.
Butterfly posture is good for your reproductive hormones.
Double pigeon twist
From the butterfly pose,
- Stack your shin bones one upon another.
- So that right ankle is just above the left knee and the left ankle below the right knee.
- In case you find it hard to do, you can sit cross-legged.
- Inhale and open your arms up and bring together your palms in front of the heart in Anjali Mudra.
- Initiate a twisting motion from the base of your spine to the left of your body.
- Place your left palm on the mat behind you for the support.
- With the help of the right-hand press, your left knee to get more into the twisting action.
- Breathe for two
- Come to the center
- Once again raise both the hands up.
- Twist left from the base of your spine and place the right elbow on the right foot sole.
- Left hand stacked over it and the left knee facing the sky.
- Breath for 5.
- Lengthen the distance between the tailbone and the Crown of the head.
- Come to the central position.
- Flip your legs.
- This time left ankle is above the right knee and the right ankle is just below the left.
- Inhale and let both the palms meet together over your head
- Exhale to twist right
- The right palm is supporting this time and the left hand you use to press your right knee.
- Gaze through your shoulders.
- Breath for five
Twisting postures like this double pigeon pose do wonder for your digestive hormones.
- Come on the ground on your stomach.
- Keep your elbows just below the shoulder and Palms facing the mat.
- Peel your chest off the ground, press your pubic bones, legs, and toes into the mat.
- With each inhale,l try pressing the lower part of your body into the mat and exhale to open your heart area.
- Take 5 breaths here.
Heart Opener yoga postures like Cobra pose is good for your thymus gland, responsible for your immunity.
The thymus gland is in the chest, between the lungs, and behind the breastbone (sternum). It is just in front of, and above, the heart.
Boat pose Or Naukasana
From Cobra pose comeback to dandasana or staff pose.
- Bend your knees.
- With an inhale raise your foot off the mat so that your shin bones are parallel to the ground.
- Bring both hands to hover parallel to your legs in boat pose or Naukasana.
- Stay here for 5 breaths.
- You are free to flex your legs and stay there.
Boat pose stimulates the kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands, and intestines.
Aids in stress relief and improves confidence.
Seated FORWARD Fold Or paschimottanasana
From the boat pose spread your legs and come to dandasana.
- With an inhale raise both the hands and exhale to bring your torso on your thighs.
- Get hold of your big toes or the ankles.
- Bring your forehead on the knees to rest.
- You can use a yoga block to support your forehead and get a restorative yoga posture.
- Breath for 5.
This posture is yet another simple yoga pose for a hormonal balance that stimulates your:
- Thyroid Gland
Matsyasana or fish pose
- Come back to dandasana.
- Neutralize your spine and find the ground once again.
- Slip your hands beneath your hips and slightly fall back.
- Rest your elbows against the ground and bring the Crown of the head on the ground.
- Stay for 5 breaths.
Matsyasana is a good pose to open your throat chakra and stimulate the thyroid gland.
The thyroid gland is located at the front of the neck just below the Adam’s apple (larynx). It is butterfly-shaped and consists of two lobes located on either side of the windpipe (trachea).
Happy Baby Pose
- Lie on your back. Exhale and draw your knees toward your chest. …
- Widen your knees and draw them toward your armpits.
- Align your ankles over your knees.
- Press your tailbone and shoulders into the ground. …
- Stay in the Happy Baby pose for 5 breaths.
Happy baby yoga posture, Stimulates the Kidneys. harmonizes the Svadhisthana chakra and helps us handle our relationships from a heartfelt place. Fosters Happiness.
Release on the ground for the final resting posture savasana.
Release your legs and Hands and palms facing up.
Switch to deep and relaxing breathing.
Repeat your today’s intention
- I am balanced,
- I am grateful for the life-giving forces of my body.
Scan your entire body. Starting from the toes coming up to both the legs knees, hips, and abdomen area.
With each exit release the tension from each part of the body.
Pay attention to your heart area, throat, third eye, and your crown of the head.
Release and relax your entire body and say thanks to all the life forces helping you to live your life excellently.
Repeat your intention,
- I am balanced.
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Wrapping Up- Yoga Therapy For Hormonal Balances
Yoga alone may significantly alter functions of the endocrine system like the stress response, growth, and metabolism, etc.
It may have a beneficial effect on our entire being.
Moreover, yoga poses pressurize and depressurize specific glands and these subtle compressions and decompression can regulate secretions.
Promotes a sense of calm, lowers stress levels, and brings your hormones into a happier, healthier balance.
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