Keeping your uterus healthy is one of the most important things that you can do as a woman. A healthy uterus will increase your chances of fertility and also prevent any complications during pregnancy. The most basic things that you can do for a healthy uterus is to take care of your hygiene and also schedule regular check ups with your doctor to rule out any problems. But, there’s one more thing that you can take into consideration. Try on some yoga poses for uterus care and it may just change your health game.
Health Shots got in touch with Himalayan Siddha Akshar, Founder, Akshar Yoga Research and Development Centre, who rolled out 6 yoga poses along with their importance in keeping the uterus healthy and disease free.
“Every woman should maintain a regular exercise schedule to keep herself fit and active. Ensure that you consume a balanced diet which includes fruits, vegetables, and nuts as these are considered to be beneficial for your uterine health.”
According to Akshar, here are 6 yoga poses for uterus care that can improve the functioning and health of your lady bits:
1. Baddha Konasana (Cobbler Pose)
- To get into the pose you can start sitting with your leg stretched forward and keep your back straight.
- Bring your feet close to your groin and join the soles of your feet together by holding your feet or toes with your arms.
- You can start flapping your thighs to increase the stretch for your hips and to deepen the stretch you can also bend forward as you exhale.
2. Hanumanasna (Front Split Pose)
- To perform this pose also known as the split you can start by standing in tadasana and step back with any leg.
- Ensure that you stretch the leg back as far as possible placing the need down and toes out.
- Now start pushing the heel of the foot that is in front with your palms down on either side of the leg.
3. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold)
- To perform this pose, which is a seated forward bend, start by sitting with your legs stretched forward.
- Exhale, bend forward and try to place your upper body on your lower body.
- See if you can hold your big toes with your fingers
4. Halasana (Plough Pose)
- This is a supine pose and to get into this, start by lying down on your back.
- Place your palms on the floor beside your body.
- Lift your legs up and support your lower back to drop your toes behind you.
- Hold the asana for a while.
5. Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
- Lie down on the floor, and bend your knees keeping your feet on the floor, heels as close to the sitting bones as possible.
- As you exhale push your tailbone upward and lift the buttocks off the floor. Keep your thighs and inner feet parallel.
- You can hold your ankles with your palms. Lift up until the thighs are about parallel to the floor.
- Align your knees over the heels and lift your sternum toward the chin to form the bridge pose.
6. KapalBhati Pranayama
- Inhale normally and focus on exhaling with a short, rhythmic and forceful breath.
- You can use your stomach to forcefully expel all the air from the diaphragm and lungs by compressing it.
- Inhalation should happen automatically while you decompress your stomach.
7. Yoni Mudra (Womb Gesture)
- It can be practised in any stable seated posture such as sukhasana (easy pose) or padmasana (lotus pose), in which the spine can remain upright.
- Bring the hands to the lap. Interlock the middle, ring and little fingers together.
- Press the thumbs and index fingers together.
- Move the thumbs and index fingers away from each other, forming a diamond shape.
You can also support your uterine health by consulting your doctor for any supplements that can help you. You should also try to cut back on caffeine intake and get rid of unhealthy habits like smoking.