Yoga and Hormone Therapy

What is Hormone Yoga?

Hormone yoga; yoga asanas are applied by blending special yoga breathing techniques and yoga nidra (yoga sleep). It regulates and stimulates the entire hormone system starting from the main control hormone glands such as epiphysis, pituitary, thymus, pancreatic thyroid, para-thyroid, thyroid, adrenal-adrenal glands in the head region. It stimulates the hormonal glands that do not work at all or at a sufficient level over time and ensures and a healthy environment throughout the body. Our hormones naturally decrease from a certain age and applying HYT can keep levels balanced. Hormone yoga can reduce discomfort when entering menopause

Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT) is a natural approach to reactivate hormone production. Besides menopause symptoms, PMS helps manage polycystic ovaries, irregular periods, anxiety, depression, acne, and hypothyroidism. Some women with infertility problems have also benefited regularly as a result of hormone yoga practice. It is a healthy alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Can yoga balance hormones?

In studies conducted, (1) Yoga Nidra can be a successful treatment to overcome psychiatric morbidity associated with menstrual irregularities. Therefore, it is stated that Yogic relaxation training (Yoga Nidra) can be prescribed in addition to traditional drug therapy for menstrual dysfunction.

Health problems caused by hormone imbalance

  • Menopause, premenopause (Hot flashes, no reason night sweats, sleep problems, restlessness, emotional fluctuations, weakness, energy loss, sexual aversion, vaginal dryness, migraine, persistent weight gain),
  • Pre-menstrual tension syndromes (PMS),
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (hairiness, pimples, being overweight above normal),
  • Hypothyroid (low-functioning thyroid gland)
  • Inability to get pregnant (caused by hormone imbalance),
  • Urinary incontinence,
  • Memory and concentration disorders,
  • Drying of the scalp, hair loss, reduction,
  • You can say goodbye to symptoms such as dry skin and acne.

Important Note: Hormone Yoga Therapy is not suitable for patients with fibroids, chocolate cysts and cancer.

What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra or, in other words, “yogic sleep” is a “transition to sleep” meditation that is performed by taking a comfortable position on your back with a guide. It is said that the stress relieving and calming side of this study, which turns the person into a consciousness between sleep and wakefulness and provides deep relaxation, is said to be quite high. Yoga nidra, which provides emotional and mental relaxation as well as physical, is quite different from classical meditation studies, although we describe it as a meditation.

Each stage takes you into a deeper consciousness. This state is a state where you are aware of everything that is going on between sleep and wakefulness, but your body and mind become a deep relaxation. In summary, when you set off with an intention you set at the beginning of the study and release the body and mind, it is said that your subconscious constructs new bridges and reconstructs the ways to achieve this intention.

Yoga Nidra Benefits?

  • It provides deep relaxation in the muscle tone of the body, reducing emotional and mental tension.
  • It is said to be good for stress, anxiety and psychological disorders.
  • It increases the learning capacity.
  • It provides energy storage in a short time.
  • It clears the unconscious and creates a detox effect in the mind.
  • A yoga nidra workout that you will practice for 1 hour is said to be equivalent to a 4-hour deep sleep.

A Hormone-Balancing Yoga Sequence

FISH POSE (MATSYASANA)

Fish Pose Benefits

In ancient texts, Matsyasana is referred to as “the exterminator of all diseases”.

  • It opens and flexes the chest, shoulders, neck, back and abdominal muscles.
  • It speeds up the metabolism.
  • It flexes and revives the internal organs in the abdominal region.
  • It is beneficial for bronchitis.
  • It provides blood flow to the brain and face.
  • It is good for depression.
  • Improves posture.

3–5 minutes.

Note: If you have serious back and neck disability, do not apply.

SUN SALUTATION A (SURYA NAMASKAR A)

SUN SALUTATION Benefits

  • It allows our body to stretch and strengthen.
  • It is a good cardiovascular system trainer.
  • It helps the digestive system to work better, especially for constipation and indigestion problems.
  • It strengthens the abdominal muscles.
  • It allows us to get more oxygen to our lungs.
  • It strengthens the nervous system and memory.
  • It tightens the chest area.
  • It is important for preparation for birth.
  • It regulates our sleep.
  • It corrects our posture.
  • It helps prevent menstrual irregularities.
  • It makes birth easier.
  • It regulates the movement of the internal glands.

Garland POSE (MALASANA)

Give your breathing softly 10 times.

Before applying this asana, you should make sure that your stomach is empty. You should not eat anything for at least 6 hours before starting the movement. It is best to apply it on an empty stomach as soon as you wake up in the morning. One of the most useful things you can do to start the day healthy in the morning is to do Malasana. This movement, which you can start with a period of 1 minute when you first start, while stretching the lower back, hips and legs; It also strengthens the digestive system.

MARICHI’S POSE A (MARICHYASANA A)

Stay in the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then release with an exhalation, reverse the legs and twist to the left for an equal length of time.

MARICHI’S POSE Benefits

  • Constipation
  • Digestive problems
  • Asthma
  • Tiredness
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Menstrual discomfort

BOUND ANGLE POSE (BADDHA KONASANA)

Keep your chest broad and reach up through the top of your head. Stay for 5–10 breaths.

BADDHA KONASANA Benefits

  • Baddha Konasana is a very useful posture for the legs. It improves the mobility of the knee and ankle joints.
  • This posture is very useful especially for those who have urinary tract discomfort. The pelvis, abdomen and lumbar region come to life with blood flow. It improves kidney, prostate and bladder health.
  • It relieves sciatica pain and prevents hernia.
  • This posture is very important for women. When done together with the Sarvangasana cycle, it regulates the menstrual period and revitalizes the ovaries.
  • Pregnant women regularly performing this posture supports easy birth.
  • It can be applied as breathing exercise and meditation sitting.

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