Yoga for Women with PCOS
In our race to adopt a modern lifestyle, we have started hitting gyms and adopted fancy workouts to stay fit. However, yoga has been an integral part of the Indian lifestyle since ancient times and nothing can beat yoga’s amazing overall – physical and mental – health benefits!
The best part of yoga is that it doesn’t require any fancy expensive equipment – a mat on the floor and you’re good to go!
“Workouts come and go, but no other exercise program is as enduring as Yoga.”
How is Yoga Beneficial for Women with PCOS?
Women suffering from PCOS often go through a lot of hormonal imbalances and mental stress, and yoga can help prevent the anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Yoga brings peace of mind!
Many yoga postures combined with breathing techniques help control & balance our thoughts, which allows the mind to remain calm & composed.
Yoga does more than just burning calories and toning the muscles. It is a total mind-body workout. It is said to combine strengthening and stretching simultaneously with relaxation and deep breathing.
It focuses on all your body parts, teaches you to cultivate patience, the art of balancing, and how to stay positive. Women with PCOS can try yoga asanas such as: Surya Namaskar, Dhanurasana, and/or Bhujangasana.
Few things to keep in mind while doing yoga
- Always do it empty stomach and not right after eating meals
- Best time to do yoga is early in the morning
- Avoid intense yoga poses if you are a beginner
Best to consult your doctor and/or a professional practitioner before you begin your journey, if you have conditions like PCOS.