Yoga Asanas Recommended For Pcod, And Safe Ayurvedic Treatment

Abstract

PCOD is the most common cause of infertility. It is characterized by dysfunctioning of ovaries. Diagnosis is based on three criterias including:

  1. No ovulation
  2. Hyperandrogenemia
  3. Presence of multiple cysts in ovaries

The treatment is mainly associated with weight loss.

polycystic ovarian disease

What Is Pcod?

PCOD stands for polycystic ovarian disease which occurs due to hormonal imbalance. Women with PCOD produces high amount of male hormones which lead to various symptoms and complications. Hormonal imbalance causes irregular periods and further complication to get pregnant.

Causative factors

PCOD’s exact cause is not known yet but there are some factors which can lead to PCOD. These included:

  1. Genetic Factors
  2. Insulin Resistance
  3. Inflammation

Symptoms Of PCOD

The most common symptoms are:

  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Hair growth (Hirsutism)
  • Acne
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Weight gain
  • Darkening of skin
  • Headache

Yoga Asanas Recommended For Pcos

Yoga Asanas are nowadays very useful for overall well-being. Many celebrities follow them to keep themselves fit, healthy and young. They can be followed as a supplement for almost all diseases. Women with PCOS can follow these asanas along with their medicines, for better results. These Yoga Asanas keep the body healthy and fit and they can be used as an adjuvant to other medicines. These asanas help in calming the mind hence helping in prevention of depression.

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga serve various benefits

  • Yoga helps in weight loss
  • Yoga improves fertility
  • Yoga helps in reducing stress
  • Yoga helps in maintaining gastrointestinal balance.

Yoga Asanas for PCOD

Following Yoga asanas are useful in PCOD

1. Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

Lie down on the ground without taking any cushion or pillow, keep your legs slightly apart and by keeping your knees and feet relaxed. Keep your hands on both sides slightly apart with palms open and facing upwards. Now take slow and deep breaths. After 10 minutes relax, gently get up from the ground.

Benefits

This is very helpful in balancing the hormonal imbalances in women, thus helpful in overcoming PCOS. It also helps in providing energy and relieving stress.

2. Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

Sit on the ground with spine straight. Bend the right knee and keep it over the left thigh with the right sole facing upwards and close to the abdomen. In the same way bend the left knee and keep it over the right thigh with the left sole facing upwards and close to the abdomen. Keep your head straight while crossing both legs and place both hands over your knees. Maintain this posture for 1 minute while breathing gently and slowly.

Benefits

This asana is very helpful in PCOD, as it helps in reducing the discomfort experienced during menstrual cycle and helps in restoring the hormonal balance. This asana results in stretching the pelvic region muscles and relaxes the mind and controls the blood pressure.

3. Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Kneel down on the yoga mat by sitting on the heels. Now keep your knees separated and bring your head down in front to touch the floor and lay your torso down between your thighs. Now place your hands on the floor at the side of the torso and relax your shoulders. Maintain this posture for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Benefits

This asana is very effective to bring our body back to its original state as it relaxes our back. It also helps in relieving menstrual cramps and improves blood flow throughout our body.

4. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Lie on your stomach with arms resting on the sides of the body and feet resting hip-width apart and. Grip your ankles. Fold the knees and bring them near the hips. Lift your chest little up from the ground and pull your legs up to take the shape of an arched bow. Stay in this pose for 30 seconds and take deep breaths.

Benefits

This asana is very useful in relieving menstrual discomfort associated with PCOS, thus helpful in treating PCOS.

5. Naukasana (Boat Pose)

Lie down on the back by keeping both feet joined together with arms resting beside the body. Now take a deep breath and lift up your head, chest and feet little above the ground. Keep your eyes, fingers and toes in a straight direction while breathing deeply. Feel the tension in the abdominal muscles and navel. Keep in this pose for 30 seconds.

Benefits

This asana is very effective in losing belly fat and to get a flat abdomen it also helps in balancing the hormonal imbalance in women suffering from PCOD.

Ayurvedic Perspective of Pcod

According to Ayurveda, PCOD mainly occurs due to Vata and pitta doshas occurring due to Kapha blocking pathway. Kapha affects the jatharagni (digestive fire), resulting in accumulation of impurities and toxins in Rakta dhatu and rasa, leading to cysts formation. Excessive consumption of contraceptive pills, unhealthy lifestyle and improper diet contributes to this disease.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Pcod By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal remedy for PCOD, known as Anti-Ovarian Cyst Pack. All these medicines are pure, natural and vegetarian. They are free from side effects and can be used safely. Anti-Ovarian Cyst Pack includes –

  1. Chandraprabha Vati
  2. Kanchnaar Guggul
  3. Pradrantak Churna

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1. Chandraprabha Vati

It mainly balances the disturbed kapha dosha, which is seen in PCOD. It is also useful in urinary diseases, cancers, diabetes, obesity and general weakness.Its ingredients are –Chavya (Piper chaba), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and Saindhavlavan (Rock salt).

Dosage - 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Kanchnaar Guggul

This herb formulation is very beneficial to balance all the three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). It prevents the growth of benign and malignant tumors. It shows good results in cysts, fibroids, thyroid problems and unwanted fat in the body. Its ingredients are:–Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Kachnar Bark (Bauhinia variegata)and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis).

Dosage- 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals only.

3. Pradrantak Churna

It is very useful in female problems like hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and premenstrual syndrome. It is a combination of various herbs like –Ashok (Saraca indica) Udumbu (Ficus glomerata) and Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa).

The Classical Reference Of Arjuna

Ancient References

(Reference – Bhav Prakash Nighantu/Vatadi Varg/ Shloka no. 27)

Meaning -It means that Arjuna herb is having cool potency with astringent taste. It is very beneficial in heart disorders, blood and lymph disorders, general weakness and diabetes, diabetic foot and ulcers seen in diabetes. It is very useful in healing injuries, pacifies pitta and kapha doshas and works as an antidote..

Dosage - 1 teaspoonful twice daily

Conclusion

From the above discussion this condition can be managed by yoga ang herbal formulations. These formulations are chemical free hence they don’t have any side effects. They help in balancing hormonal level along with prevention of further complications.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.