A woman plays many roles in her life and day to day routine – a doting daughter, an affectionate sister, a devoted wife, a caring daughter-in-law, a loving mother, a dynamic employee, or a versatile business person and many more. She is the one holding a family and people in her life together. Her sacrifice and devotion hold a very special place in everyone’s life. But while giving all her time, strength, and energy for the well being of others often she neglects her own self, living her in stress.
So, who is going to look after the pillar of strength in your lives? Who is going to relieve all the stress and medical issues a woman faces due to constantly being occupied with household duties and office responsibilities? The perfect answer to all these questions lies in one ancient practice – YOGA.
Due to the multitasking and demanding lifestyle of women, they are highly susceptible to hormonal issues, psychological problems, anger and anxiety issues, insomnia, body pains, and many more. Studies show that yoga not only is beneficial for reducing and treating all these women problems but it also gives new vigor to them to endure the stress and perform their duties more proficiently.
Here is the list of common problems and health concerns nowadays a woman faces and how yoga can be an effective remedy for these problems.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is the most common problem women are facing all over the world. Lifestyle changes, irregular diet, bad eating habits and high intake of junk food, sedentary lifestyle lacking physical activity and exercise are the main reasons for PCOS. Although there is no specific cause associated with the disease, it is seen that the highly stressed lifestyle is the main contributor to it. Many medical professionals recommend regular exercise especially stretching and twisting yoga asanas along with a healthy diet to control the symptoms. Relaxing and stimulating asanas such as Padmasana, Baddha Konasana, Savasana, Suryanamaskara, Naukasana, Bhujangasana are some of the effective asanas one can perform as a remedy.
Irregular menstrual cycle
It is one of the symptoms associated with PCOS but there are other reasons and ailments that can cause an irregular menstrual cycle. Irregular and painful menses can be due to work stress, hormonal imbalance, irregular sleeping habits. Yoga regulates your menstrual cycle and its regular practice reduces the cramps and pain associated with menses. Do regularly at least 12 sets of Suryanamaskar and many of you will experience the difference within a month. Along with these asanas Sarvangasana, Halasana, Dhanurasana, Vajrasana, pranayama helps to regularize your monthly cycle.
Activating your thyroid gland
Another common problem women face these days is the improper functioning of the thyroid gland. Both the underperforming or high performing thyroid gland causes various ailments like weight gain, dry skin, forgetfulness, depression, brittle hair, infertility, etc. Yoga poses like Ustrasana, Dhanurasana, Matsyasana, Bhujangasana stretches the thyroid gland, and stimulates its functioning. One of the major causes of thyroid dysfunction is stress. Various yoga kriyas, pranayama, and meditation techniques help to lower down your stress level to a great extent.
Your beauty aid
All makeup and beauty products enhance your look externally but yoga provides the oxygen and required nourishment to your skin internally, causing a natural glow on your face and skin. The regular practice of yoga stimulates internal organ functioning and improves the blood circulation. This heals your body from within and provides a healthy complexion and blemish-free skin. Hair fall, brittle hair, dandruff, dry hair can be cured by regular practice of Sarvangasana, Shirsasana, Pranayama. Sinhasana, Suryanamaskara, Nadi Shuddhi Kriya enhances your beauty and aids in facial weight loss.
Hirsutism is the male pattern unwanted hair growth on the female body on areas such as face, chest, and chin. The thick hair growth hampers the confidence of a woman. Various other factors like thyroid dysfunction, PCOS causes the increased level of the male hormone androgen in women causing the thick hairs to grow at unwanted areas in women. Yoga will improve the functioning of hormone-releasing glands in the body and will help to have a proper balance of male and female hormones. Mindful yoga, exercises, and a healthy, balanced diet can control the growth of unwanted hair. Ardha Mastyendrasana, Garudasana, Matsyasana, Suryanamskar, Viparit Karni are some yoga asanas you can practice regularly to aid your hirsutism medications and treatment.
Yoga is very beneficial to treat these common problems women face nowadays. But, there are many other conditions that can be treated or prevented by yoga. That is why yoga and yoga professionals are gaining popularity these days as a long term solution to many chronic diseases. Medications and other beauty and cosmetic treatments may have some side effects, but yoga is the multidimensional solution which not only beneficial for a particular problem but also aids to relieve the other conditions also. Try all these asanas even if you are not facing all these common conditions, because ultimately in any way it is going to give you many more highly beneficial rewards.