Yoga Poses Which Are Effective in PCOS


Polycystic ovary syndrome is a disease or says a lifestyle disorder that today we find in 80 percent of women. The cause or the reason for this error in life is stated primarily as the lifestyle that we follow today. Doctors say that food, air, professional life, stress, etc are the primary cause of this disease. This can only be treated when you follow a good and healthy lifestyle. Doctors as of now have not yet provided any proper treatment process for this but some say that yoga can be a treatment process for this problem. The reason why yoga is trusted so much is that this is a life or journey that makes one healthy and makes life less stressful anyway which are some of the major factors resulting in PCOS.

In this article, we shall further discuss what are the yoga poses that may help in sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Yoga in order will bring a difference in your life and thus will help treat PCOS. The major problems in PCOS are weight gain, hair fall, painful period, Cysts (fluid-filled sacs) on the ovaries, Difficulty in losing weight, Difficulty in conceiving, etc. All these can be treated with the help of yoga and a healthy lifestyle which also includes eating healthy. So let’s see what are some of the poses that might be helpful for the treatment or curing of PCOS. All this asana are taught in the advance 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Butterfly Pose or Baddhakonasan-

This is a major pose or yoga posture that helps in treating PCOS or in general is very much beneficial for women. This pose works for the groin area and the abdominal area making the flow of the menstrual cycle much more easy and smooth. Thus this results in treating PCOS. 

To do this pose you need to sit on your yoga mats with legs straight forward. Next, fold your legs and bring them together and try and join the feet and start falling the legs. Do this for 1 minute to about 2 and 3- 4 sets.

  • Cobra Pose or Bhujangasan-

Yoga school in Rishikesh teachers this yoga poses as a warm up in their teacher training course. Surya Namaskar, in general, is so helpful for the life and this is the seventh pose in the entire routine. This yoga position primary is helpful for the swadishthan chakra which is located in the sacrum area.  This pose also will help in working and stimulating the kundalini energy which is believed to be the primary life energy and the sexual energy. This, therefore, helps in stimulating PCOS. 

To do this you need to lie down straight on your belly and with the support of your hands, you will require to pick your body up. Only the front portion should be picked up and you should raise your head high. The lower portion should stick to the ground. Try to hold this pose for as long as possible. 3 times a day early in the morning will be fine and good to get the best results out there for you.

  • Bow Pose or Dhanurasan-

One pose is a primary teat meant for constipation but has such an effective and best result for PCOS as well. This pose will primarily work in solving issues of menstrual cramps and will help you ease out the stiffness. This will to some extent help you in getting relief from those unavoidable cramps and pain that are a constant companion of PCOS.

To do this pose all you need to do is lie flat on your tummy and then try and hold your legs with your hands forming a bow shape. This will put a stretch on the lower abdominal area. Try and hold this pose for 1 minute and try to do it in sets.

  • Lotus Pose or Padmasan-

This is a very simple pose yet so much help when it comes to the treatment of PCOS. This primarily helps in working on the reproductive organs of both sexes.  Sitting in this position, especially during your menstrual cycle will help in reducing the cramps and pain.  As the pelvic girdle is worked on during this asana thus the cramps are somewhat in control.

To do this pose one should simply fold their legs and sit straight and hold the posture for as long it is possible.

  • Garland Pose or Malazan-

To do this pose you need to sit in a squat position with feet positioned opposite each other. Now fold your hands and hold the position for as long as you can keeping the body straight.