Battle PCOD with Baddha Konasana

Baddha Konasana: Images courtesy - Yoga Journal

PCOD (polycystic ovary disease) is on the rise affecting more and more women these days. It is a medical condition where females between the age group of 12-45 get affected with multiple ovarian cysts. The symptoms are in the form of hormonal imbalance often in the form of irregular periods which later leads to infertility. One can fight this by practising yoga, especially Baddha Konasana.

Baddha Konasana or butterfly pose

  •  Sit with your spine erect and legs spread out.
  •  Bend your knees and bring your feet towards the pelvis. Your feet should touch each other at the soles.
  • Hold your feet tightly with your hands.
  • Take a deep breath in. Breathing out, press the thighs and knees down towards the floor. Make a gentle effort to keep pressing them downward.
  • Begin flapping both the legs up and down like the wings of a butterfly. Breathe normally throughout.
  • Press your elbows on the thighs or on the knees, pushing the knees and thighs closer to the floor.
  • Feel the stretch in the inner thighs and take long, deep breaths.
  • Take a deep breath in and bring the torso up.

Benefits

  • A good stretch for the inner thighs, groins and knees, improving flexibility in the groin and hip region.
  • Helps in the intestine and bowel movement.
  • Removes fatigue from long hours of standing and walking.
  • Offers relief from menstrual discomfort and menopause symptoms.