Yoga For Endometriosis

 

Yoga is great for flexibility, booting stress, and increasing focus, but can it relieve the pain of endometriosis? YES!

Physical pain from endometriosis is heightened by stress in three ways. First, stress raised the hormone cortisol in your body, which causes your body to increase inflammatory hormones that increase your pain. Second, stress causes your threshold for pain to be lower, because your brain can’t cope with pain. Finally, stress zaps your energy leading you to lay around in bed instead of moving around and doing thing like light exercise or food prep to lower your endometriosis symptoms.

Practicing yoga daily, especially pose that help with pelvic pain, will help you reduce stress, tension, and pain while boosting your energy and balancing your hormones. Yoga is helpful for all types of pelvic pain, including endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids, painful periods, and PMS.

Try these 3 easy yoga poses to lower your stress via EndoYoga:

3 yoga poses for stress

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