Yoga for prostate health
The most common problem of the prostate gland is enlargement. The gland is also plays vital role in sexual health of men and is an important organ of the urinary system. The function of the prostate gland is to a large extent dependent on your diet and lifestyle. And incorporating yoga in your daily routine boots your prostate health.
The postures aid in stretching the muscles of the prostate as well as the pelvic region and improve blood circulation throughout the body. Such changes in the body enhance functioning of the prostate gland. In the larger front, you become less susceptible to prostate problems.
We suggest you some yoga techniques that would improve your prostate health for sure.
Baddha Konasana (bound angle pose) Sit straight and fold your legs at your knees in the front. Allow the soles of your feet to touch each other. Keep the outer edges of the feet firmly on the floor. You can stay in this pose for 5 minutes or flap your thighs like butterflies to strengthen your pelvis muscles.
Ardha Matsyendrasana (half spinal twist pose) As per wikipedia, the exact pose is “One foot is placed flat on the floor outside the opposite leg and torso twists toward the top leg. The bottom leg may be bent with the foot outside the opposite hip, or extended with toes vertical. The arms help leverage the torso into the twist and may be bound”.
Mandukasana (frog pose)-Your sitting posture will resemble a frog. First sit in Vajrasana with both legs bent towards your hip. Open up your heel from behind. Now gradually separate your knees from the front, allowing your toe thumb to touch each other.
Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog) - Just like a dog stretches its body, with its head bent forward; you need to try the same pose. Lie down flat on your tummy with your hands stretched in the front. Bend your head. Rest your palms on the floor beside your head. Elevate your hip as high as possible by stretching up your spine.
Paripurna Navasana (boat pose)- Your body posture will resemble a boat. Lie down on your back. Raise your legs in the air at an angle of 45 degrees. Stretch your arms to touch your knees. Hold on the position for few seconds.
Bhujangasana (cobra pose)- Lie down with your feet flat on the floor. Keep your palms rested on the floor beneath your shoulder. Touch your forehead on the ground. Now raise your upper body off the floor, raise your head and look upwards by stretching your neck. Make sure your arms are straight and not folded at elbows.
Supta Padangusthasana – (reclining big toe pose) Lie down straight on your back. Keep your legs stretched. Now lift one leg at 90 degrees angle to the floor. Do not bend your legs at knees. Now keep that leg raised in the air for 10 seconds. Bring it down and repeat the same with the other leg.
Virasana (seated hero pose)- You need to meditate for a while in this position. Kneel down with your thighs parallel to the ground and your heels stretched in the rear. Keep your hands aside and gradually hold your calf muscles with your hands. Try to touch your ankles with your hands and lean your body backwards. Hold on the position for 10-15 seconds.
If you are a newbie then make sure you try all the aforementioned postures under the guidance of a trainer. Once your body gains flexibility, you can do it on your own. Do the exercises regularly for long term benefits.
Date last updated: January 17, 2015