Whether it’s excess estrogen, too little progesterone or untimely metabolism of both by the liver, endometriosis is an extremely painful condition.
An over-the-counter painkiller may not always be a feasible option to get rid of the pain, but yoga will definitely work wonders. Here are five tried-and-tested yoga poses that are sure to do the trick.
Bharadvajasana, Or Bharadvaja’s Twist
Stimulating the liver can relieve endometriosis symptoms, and Bharadvajasana does exactly this. A simple stretch, Bharadvaja’s twist opens up the liver and takes care of any endocrine disturbances that may conflict with endometriosis.
Salabhasana, Or Locust Pose
A backbend, the locust pose aids in alleviating excessive cramping and abdominal discomfort, which is very common in endometriosis.
Supta Virasana, Or Reclined Hero Pose
This pose can be used during times you feel bloated and painful. The reclined hero pose gently opens the abdomen and the pelvic region and alleviates signs of pain and bloating.
Vajrasana, Or Thunderbolt Pose
By modifying the flow of blood in the pelvic region, the thunderbolt pose helps relieve the bloating and discomfort often encountered with endometriosis. This seated pose also helps stimulate your endocrine system, which is beneficial for regulating your menstrual cycle.
Upavistha Konasana, Or Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend
This pose works for women suffering from endometriosis, as it helps balance the endocrine system and prevents discomfort during menstruation.