Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Yoga for Managing Fibroid Symptoms
July 13, 2023
In this post, let’s look at yoga for managing fibroid symptoms and its potential health benefits.
Some of the most distressing and daily fibroid symptoms are pelvic pain, leg and back pain, painful periods, bloating and constipation.
In addition to these and other physical symptoms, you may experience anxiety, depression and other mental distress related to the fibroid symptoms, your diagnosis and treatment.
Yoga is a natural option that not only provides overall health benefits but, according to studies, women with fibroids report some benefits to their symptoms.
Yoga involves physical activity and positions you may not be familiar with. Before you start, please check in with your healthcare provider to ensure they suit you, especially if you have other medical conditions.
So here are eight yoga poses that can be beneficial for managing symptoms related to fibroids, along with their mental and physical benefits specifically related to managing fibroid symptoms:
This pose calms the mind and reduces stress and anxiety. It also massages the abdominal area, stimulates digestion, improves circulation, relieves lower back tension, and stretches the spine.
Setu Bandhasana is an excellent example technique of yoga for managing fibroid symptoms. It promotes relaxation, reduces fatigue, and helps alleviate stress. For physical benefits, it opens the chest, stretches the hip flexors, and promotes hormonal balance. This will improve blood circulation to the reproductive organs, relieving some of the congestion from fibroids and relieving lower back pain.
Lie on your back and bring the soles of your feet together, allowing your knees to open out to the sides.
You can support your thighs with blocks or bolsters. Rest your arms alongside your body or place your hands on your abdomen. Stay in this restorative pose for several minutes.
Supta Baddha Konasana induces deep relaxation, reduces anxiety, and enhances feelings of inner calm. In addition, it opens the hips and groin, stimulates blood flow to the pelvic region, improves digestion, and supports reproductive health. This may be suitable for ladies with bloating and constipation.
The supported fish pose stretches the chest and shoulders, opening the heart area and improving lung capacity. This increases blood flow to the pelvic area. It typically also relieves stress and anxiety, promoting a sense of openness and receptivity and enhancing relaxation.
These are just a few techniques from yoga for managing fibroid symptoms that may provide you with relief and support.
Consulting with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and guidance is essential.
Remember to listen to your body and modify these poses as needed. It’s always a good idea to consult with a yoga teacher or healthcare professional to ensure the poses suit your condition.
I know you’ve found this helpful. Let us know in the comments section what other yoga techniques you’ve personally found useful for fibroids.
Editing by AskAwayHealth Team
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