Best Yoga Postures for Balancing Your Hormones Naturally
December 18, 2019
Restoring the balance of your natural hormones can maintain the quality of your physical and mental health. One of the ways to balance these hormones is through yoga practice.
The endocrine system is made up of a collection of glands that produce hormones and is essential to every function in the body. These functions include different energy levels, growth and development, along with metabolism and in sexual terms also. Imbalanced hormones can cause a variety of symptoms which include headaches, fatigue and mood problems. Maintaining a good endocrine system can influence your health significantly.
Below are yoga poses that stimulate hormone glands to maintain optimal function in your body.
This pose may help to massage the adrenal gland. The pose can help the adrenal gland to function better, therefore allowing your body to release tension and stress.
Start with lying on the mat, flat on your stomach, while keeping your legs together and your palms flat on the ground beside your shoulders. Proceed to lift your head and chest upward. Hold the pose for a minute while breathing deeply, then lower yourself to the ground after every minute. Repeat the pose and feel its benefits.
The rabbit pose helps to stimulate the parathyroid and thyroid glands, which are hormones located in the neck, for better growth and functions of metabolism. The parathyroid glands also control how much calcium is released in the body and maintains hormone balance.
Getting into this pose first requires you to sit on your heels in the hero pose. Your hands reach back and hold the back of your feet. Put your chin down to your chest while pushing your body forward at your hips. Slowly return to sitting on your heels. Repeat this 3 times for optimal results.
The camel pose has a wide range of benefits, including its ability to regulate your hormones. As you hold this pose, your internal organs are stimulated, mainly in the neck area.
Start by kneeling on the floor and put space between your knees. Your thighs should move towards each other with your hip bones slightly up towards the torso. Your shins and toes should be on the floor at this time. Your hands should rest on the back of your pelvis. Lean backward and relax your ribs, then pull the lower ribs up toward the chest. Bring your hands down and touch your heels, if it does not cause pinching in the lower back. Breathe and try holding for 3 long smooth breaths. Repeat this pose several times and enjoy it’s uplifting and hormone-balancing benefits.