To fix Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) at its root, you need to address the underlying hormonal imbalance issues. Yoga for PCOS works if complemented with changes to diet and lifestyle. Yoga helps in strengthening the organs and body systems affected by PCOS and also reduces the stress that can aggravate the condition.
Research has proved the effectiveness of yoga for PCOS. A holistic 12-week yoga program for 90 adolescent girls with PCOS was found to significantly reduce hormonal imbalance (AMH, LH and testosterone). It also reduced hirsutism (hair growth on face, back, chest, arms, and legs) and improved menstrual frequency. Another study found that yoga was significantly better than regular exercise in reducing anxiety symptoms in adolescent girls with PCOS.
Let’s look at some yoga poses that can help PCOS.