Yoga and PCOS


Posted on Nov 27, 2022

Yoga as a means of controlling PCOS symptoms? Yes, please!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 6 to 12 percent of women in reproductive years have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Your ovaries create an excessive amount of male hormones as a result of this common female endocrine condition, which leads to irregular periods, weight gain, and issues with conception and ovulation.
But current research suggests that doing yoga on a regular basis is an efficient strategy to control PCOS symptoms.
Here are 3 ways yoga eases anxiety and PCOS
·       Lowers Anxiety 
Regular practitioners are aware of yoga's advantages for lowering stress and anxiety. Yoga provides mental peace, and research suggests that it lowers stress and anxiety through influencing sympathetic nerve activity.
Women with PCOS frequently experience anxiety, and yoga may offer an efficient and non-invasive management strategy. According to a study in the International Journal of Yoga, a holistic yoga programme for 12 weeks dramatically reduced anxiety symptoms in adolescent girls with PCOS better than a programme of physical activity.
·       Reduces Hormonal Problems
Yoga has been shown to help women with PCOS by regulating the menstrual cycle and sex hormones as well as reducing anxiety. According to a study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, anti-müllerian hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH), and testosterone levels significantly improved in adolescent girls with PCOS who followed a comprehensive yoga programme that included one hour of yoga every day for 10 to 12 weeks. The frequency of the girls' periods also improved as a result of their regular yoga practise.
·       Metabolic Markers are improved
It appears that yoga may benefit PCOS-affected women's insulin and cholesterol levels as well. Teenage girls with PCOS who practised various styles of yoga regularly were shown to have considerably lower levels of glucose, lipid, and insulin resistance than those who engaged in more traditional physical activity.