Yoga Asanas For Adenomyosis, Endometriosis And Uterine Fibroids

Endometriosis, adenomyosis, and uterine fibroids are all medical conditions that negatively impact the uterus of a woman of childbearing age. While endometriosis is characterized by the migration of endometrial cells from the uterine lining to other regions of the pelvis, adenomyosis causes the growth of endometrial tissue in the uterine wall. On the other hand, uterine fibroids, are non-cancerous growths in the uterus. All of these conditions can lead to heavy menstrual bleeding, severe cramping, pain, and discomfort in the pelvic area, among other relevant issues.

These conditions unfortunately, hamper the day-to-day functioning of life and can even create an extreme level of physical and mental strain. Although there are few to no foolproof cures for these problems, yoga has been able to offer much-needed relief. After all, if the excruciating pain and period cramps can be reduced, even to some extent, by practicing a series of asanas, then that’s a bet any woman suffering from these bewildering illnesses would like to make.

If you are also looking for a respite from these problems, you can try this impeccable set of Yoga Asanas. For what it’s worth, this set of Asanas will not only help relieve your physical exertion, but will also help relieve the stress and anxiety that comes with these female issues.

It goes without saying, before practicing with these yoga postures, consult a certified yoga instructor or your doctor.

1. MALASANA

MalasanaAdvantages

  • Strengthens the abdominal organs
  • Relieves back pain
  • Increase flexibility
  • Helps to avoid constipation
  • Reduces bloating
  • Helps in the management of endometriosis
  • Maintains healthy pelvic and hip joints

Contraindications and warnings

Not recommended for women with lower back or knee injuries.

2. UPAVISTHA KONASANA

Upavistha KonasanaAdvantages

  • Helps stretch the legs
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs
  • Strengthens the spine
  • Calms the brain

Contraindications and warnings

For women with lower back injuries, it is recommended to sit high on a folded blanket and practice the pose, while keeping the torso relatively straight.

3. BHARADVAJASANA

BharadvajasanaAdvantages

  • Strengthens the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Stretches shoulders and hips
  • Improves blood
  • Improves the functioning of the digestive system, excretory system, liver, kidneys and spleen
  • Activates the joints of the hips, knees, ankles and wrist
  • Relieves neck, sciatica and lower back pain
  • Helps relieve carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Strengthens the lower back
  • Massages the abdominal organs
  • Improves muscle strength
  • Improves digestion

Contraindications and warnings

This asana is not recommended for –

  • People with diarrhea or loose movements.
  • People with migraine, insomnia or low blood pressure
  • During menstruation
  • People with knee, hip or spine problems.

4. NAVASANA / NAUKASANA

NAVASANA_NAUKASANA

Advantages

  • Strengthens the muscles of the back and abdomen
  • Tones the muscles of the legs and arms
  • Help in the treatment of hernia
  • Stimulates the thyroid gland, intestines and kidneys.

Contraindications and warnings

This asana is not recommended for –

  • People with hypotension, headaches
  • People with certain chronic diseases or disorders of the spine
  • People with asthma and heart disease
  • Pregnant women
  • During menstruation

5. VIPRIT KARNI

Viprit Karni

Advantages

  • Improves blood flow to the pelvic area
  • Helps overcome ovarian problems
  • Alleviates depression
  • Increases fertility
  • Increases the chances of conception

Contraindications and warnings

This asana is not recommended for –

  • People with hypertension
  • People with glaucoma or other eye problems
  • Pregnant women
  • During menstruation