PCOD, Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease also known as PCOS- Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition characterized by a number of cysts which are formed in the ovaries. Those suffering from PCOD have a tendency to develop abnormal hormone levels which consequently result in irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, and may or may not lead to masculine characteristics in the body. One of the most effective therapies to heal this condition is Yoga, which when practiced regularly can prove to be very effective.

Badhakonasana (Butterfly pose)

Badhakonasa is a simple Yoga pose which helps relax the pelvic region and reduces any stress or discomfort one may be feeling here. It also strengthens the back, relieving any spinal tension, leaving an overall positive impact on the yogi.

For getting into the Butterfly pose, sit on the floor with your back straight and your legs spread out front. Bend you knees close to your pelvis and press the thighs and knees towards the floor. Now, slowly flap your legs like the wings of a butterfly in controlled motions for around one minute.

Bharadvajasana (Bharadvaja’s Twist)

This seated pose is incredibly relaxing and has proved to be very effective in treating PCOD. Practicing this asana regularly helps alleviate blood pressure, and soothes the nervous system.

Sit on the yoga mat with legs out in the front and arms resting on either sides of the body. Bend your knees, drawing them close to the left side so that the body-weight is firmly resting on the right buttock. Slowly, twist your upper body in the other direction as far as you can go and hold the position for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

The Cobra Pose is a simple and immensely effective asana when it comes to controlling PCOD symptoms. This posture relaxes the stomach, improves digestion, and drives the blood flow to the ovaries. However, it is recommended that this pose may be practiced for only 30 seconds at a time.

Lie on your stomach, legs together, toes flat on the floor, elbows bent, and palms close to the chest. Inhale deeply and lift your head and torso off the floor, the navel fixed on the floor. Tilt your head upwards, arching your back in the process. Breathe deeply and normally, and do not hold the pose for more than 30 seconds.

Try these yoga postures to help soothe symptoms of PCOD but don’t forget to get an Ok from your doctor before starting practice.

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