Yoga as Therapy: Endometriosis

Whilst Yoga cannot cure such conditions as endometriosis, it is a form of gentle exercise that those suffering from the condition can find enjoyable as well as potential to alleviate symptoms. In addition the breathing exercises of pranayama can help relieve pain, reduce discomfort, and promote feelings of relaxation.

Here are three simple poses you can try:

Pose #1: Downward Dog: good for relieving menstrual pain, stretch the abdominal and pelvic regions. If you are feeling tired try this for just a few breathes, soften your abs and your knees to help you feel easeful in the pose.

Pose #2: Supported Wide Legged Forward Fold: The wide-legged stance and the straightening and lengthening through the spine to the neck can offer pain relief.

Post #3: Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Goddess Pose): This pose opens hips and chest and stretches inner thighs. You can also meditation into this restful pose.

Consider adding yoga to part of your treatment plan. Yoga can offer physiological as well as psychological benefit to relieve pain. Endometriosis and other reproductive organ disorders not only can hurt women physically, but it also can affect their quality of life, keeping them from going out with friends, playing with your children, or even going to work.

Whilst Yoga should be considered an addition, rather than alternative to conventional forms of medical treatment.

Other ‘Yoga as Therapy Blog Posts’

Yoga During Menopause

Yoga for Fibromyalgia


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