4 Effective Yoga Asanas to Treat Endometriosis




Yoga is known to offer a lot of health benefits in a natural way. It has a cure for all types of pains and illness. Certain yoga Asana are found to be very effective in treating the symptoms associated with endometriosis, which is a chronic abdominal pain associated with women. The following yoga poses offer great relief from endometriosis.

1. Butterfly Pose

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How to Do:

  • Place the yoga mat on the floor.
  • Sit on the middle of the mat with both the toes and feet touching each other.
  • Bring the heels towards your groin area.
  • Make sure that the knees are resting as close to the floor as possible.
  • Do not press the knees to rest on the floor. Push it as much as you can.
  • Hold this pose for 8 to 10 minutes and then relax the feet.

No of Repetitions: Repeat this pose three to four times.

How it Helps: It stretches and opens up the hip and the groin area to improve fertility. It alms the menstrual pain.

[ Read: Yoga Poses for PCOS Treatment ]




2. Supta Virasana

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How to Do:

  • Kneel on the yoga mat with knees together and feet apart.
  • The feet have to be wider than the hips. The top of the feet must be firmly rounded.
  • Lean your body back and sit between the feet. Make sure that the buttocks are planted on the floor.
  • Allow your shoulder and upper back area to lean back on the floor. The hands should be folded and placed above the head.
  • Exhale to push the back as far as possible towards the mat.

No of Repetitions: Repeat this pose 5 to 6 times and hold it for at least a minute each time.

How it Helps: Pelvis and groin area gets a good stretch. It also helps in reducing menstrual pain.

[ Read: Yoga Poses for Menstrual Cramps ]




3. Shoulder Stand

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How to Do:

  • Lie on the floor. Take a deep breath and when you exhale, bend and lift the knees to your chest.
  • Hands should be at the sides with elbows positioned near your body.
  • Now, with the help of your hands to support the lower back, try to lift your legs so that it faces the ceiling.
  • You can do this with one leg at a time.
  • Support the weight of the body on your elbows, shoulder, and the upper arms.
  • Point the toes upwards towards the ceiling.
  • Take 5 small and deep breaths in this position.

No of Repetitions: Repeat this pose two to three times.

How it Helps: Calms the nervous system.Production of thyroid hormone is regularized.Reduces the symptoms of endometriosis.

[ Read: Yoga Poses for Irritable Bowel Syndrome ]




4. Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend Pose

wide-angle seated forward Bend pose for endometriosis

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How to Do:

  • Sit on the floor with your legs in front of you. Keep the back straight.
  • Stretch the legs to the sides until you feel a good stretch.
  • Press the legs firmly on the ground and the toes should be pointed upwards.
  • Bend your body forward at the waist and make sure that the upper body is straight.
  • Hold the toes of the legs with your hands and try to bend your back as much as possible.
  • Hold this pose for a minute.

No of Repetitions: Repeat this yoga 4 to 5 times.

How it Helps: Gives a full-body stretch to relax and calm all the muscles. It will stimulate the organs of the abdomen.

By practicing the above-mentioned yoga Asana daily, you will be able to reduce the symptoms that are associated with endometriosis.

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Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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