5 Simple Yoga Poses for Hormonal Imbalance




If you are suffering from hormonal imbalances, then stress should be one of the main factors contributing to it. You can reduce stress and calm your nervous system and the mind by practicing some of the yoga poses to beat the stress and anxiety. Yoga Poses for Hormonal Balance

1. Garudasana

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How to Do:

  • Stand on the mat with feet slightly apart. Place your hands on the hips.
  • Bend your knees by pushing your hips back to some extent.
  • Put your weight on the right leg and lift the other leg.
  • Move the left leg to cross over the right thigh and then wrap the left foot around the back of the right calf.
  • Hold your balance by gazing at a point and then move your hands parallel to the mat.
  • Cross the arms in such a way that the right one is above the left and then bend the elbows.
  • Move the right elbow into the left hand’s crook and ensure that the back of the right and the left hand are facing each other.
  • Now, move the right hand to the right and the left hand towards the left so that the palms are facing each other.
  • Press the palms together and then lift your fingers towards the ceiling by using the elbows.

No of Repetitions: Repeat this pose for 3 to 4 times by holding each session for 15 to 20 seconds.

How it Helps:

  • Gives a good stretch to the shoulder area to relax the tension on the upper back.
  • The sacrum is stressed and hence tension and stress gets released.

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2. Warrior III Pose

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How to Do:

  • Stand in mountain pose.
  • Place your hands on the hips and bend forward using your hips while an exhalation.
  • Keep the knees straight or slightly bent and make sure that the palms touch the ground face down on either side of the feet.
  • In this pose, exhale to move your left foot back to be in a high lunge position.
  • Move your arms forward and shift your body weight on the right leg or the front foot.
  • The back leg needs to be parallel to the floor.
  • Exhale to press your weight on the heel and the thigh bone of the front leg and simultaneously lift the back leg.
  • Extend the back leg as far as you can and then carry out the wrapping of the arms in the eagle arms position.

No of Repetitions: Hold on to the pose for 5 breaths and repeat it 1 or two times.

How it Helps: It gives a good stretch to the upper and lower back to release all tensions and stress.

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3. Camel Pose

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How to Do:

  • Kneel on the yoga mat and keep them hip-width apart. The inner thighs need to be moved inside.
  • Press the feet down on the mat.
  • Now rotate the shoulders to real it a bit and then place your palms behind on the sacrum.
  • Slowly lower your body by bending back so that you lift the heart and keep on pressing the knees.
  • Slowly walk your hands down and then slowly reach the heels.
  • Lift and open the heart and then release your head back by stretching the chin.

No of Repetitions: Repeat it 2 to 3 times and hold the pose for 10 to 20 seconds.

How it Helps: It stretches the entire back, thighs, legs, and shoulder to get rid of tensions.

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4. Bridge Pose

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How to Do:

  • Lay on your back and palms by your side.
  • Bend your knees by pressing on to your feet. Keep the feet hip-width apart and toes to point in.
  • Exhale and press the palms and feet to lift your tailbone.
  • Move your palms under the body and clasp them together.
  • Lift the chin from the sternum and hold on to this pose for 5 to 10 breaths.

No of Repetitions: Try this pose for at least 3 to 4 times every day.

How it Helps: It relieves tensions and stress from shoulder blades, lower back, and upper back.

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5. Wheel Pose

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How to Do:

  • Lie down on your back and then slowly lift your knees by pressing on to the feet.
  • Place the palms next to the ears and the fingers should be pointed towards the shoulders.
  • Press the feet and heels on the mat and lift the tailbone during exhalation to lift the heels.
  • Give pressure on the inner hands to push your head up from the mat.
  • Slowly move your hands away from the shoulders to get the head down.
  • The hips need to be pressed up.
  • Hold on this pose for 3 to 4 breaths.

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

How it Helps:

Stretches the muscles of the hip flexors, shoulder blades, and opens the heart to enjoy better emotional stability.

Try these yoga asanas every day to feel rejuvenated and enjoy freedom from stress and tensions.

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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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