Certain yoga poses can stimulate the overall system, and
help them maintain optimal function which leads to consistent production and
distribution of these hormones around the body.
When there’s a hormonal
imbalance, you could develop a wide variety of symptoms such as headaches, skin
problems, insomnia, fatigue, sudden weight gain or weight loss to name a few.
Hormone imbalance can happen due to stress as well. Thus, it
is important to practice yoga to keep the entire system
balanced. Below are some yoga poses you can try.
Bhujangasana or cobra
First, lie down on
your stomach on the yoga mat with your feet together, palms directly under the
shoulders, your elbows straight back and hug them into your sides. Then, inhale
to lift your chest off the floor. Roll your shoulders back and lift up only
till the navel.
Make sure your elbows continue hugging your sides. Don’t let
them wing out to either side. Draw the shoulders away from the ears. Keep your neck neutral; don’t crank it up. Your gaze should
stay on the floor. Breathe in and out in this pose for five long breaths, and
then come back to the starting position.
Start with lying down on your back. Bend or fold your knees
and keep your feet and hip-distance apart on the mat, ensuring your knees and
ankles are in a straight line. After that, place your hands by your side.
Inhale and press your feet into the ground, gently lifting your hips.
lift your lower back, middle back, and upper back off the mat. Now gently roll in the shoulders, touch the chest to the
chin without bringing the chin down, supporting your weight with your
shoulders, arms, and feet.
Malasana or Garland
Bring your feet about mat-width apart and slightly turn out
your toes. Then, bend the knees and lower your hips toward the floor to come
into a squat. If your heels lift from the floor, place a rolled blanket or
towel underneath them.
Take your upper arms inside your knees, bending the
elbows to press against your thighs, and join the palms together.Keep your spine straight, your hips moving toward the floor,
and your shoulders relaxed away from your ears. Stay in malasana for 10 long
Ustrasana or camel
Kneel with your body upright and hips stacked over the
knees. Rest your hands on the back of your pelvis, with your fingers pointing
to the floor.
Rolling the shoulders back, leading with the chest, start moving
your hips and thighs forward to gently lean back. Your chin should be slightly
tucked toward your chest, keeping your gaze forward.