5 Yoga Poses To Improve Prostate Health
While many people associate yoga with getting hot and bendy, sweating out toxins, and sculpting a better body, surprisingly, a restorative and gentle approach to yoga is highly effective in dealing with real Zoomer problems such as prostate issues.
According to the American Cancer Society after skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during later life. In fact 60% of cases are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and there are many younger men who suffer with some form of prostatitis.
How Can Yoga Help?
A slower, gentle, healing yoga practice, adapted to each person’s unique needs, is an ideal complementary practice for anyone who wants to optimize prostate health, and is very effective for helping manage prostate issues. In fact, promising research from the University fo Pennsylvania School of Medicine recently found that yoga can help improve side-effects of cancer treatement and improve quality of life. Also, for men dealing with chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome, stress is a major factor in prostate health.
Yoga helps because the practice engages the parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and digest aspect of the nervous system), which is critical for helping to manage stress. A gentle yoga practice keeps our stress hormones in check as fear and uncertainty are natural human responses through a diagnosis and treatment.
The 5 Best Poses for Prostate Health
In a Healing Yoga practice for prostate issues, we aim to stimulate circulation of the pelvic and abdominal organs as well as the lower extremities, relax the spine and core, and rest deeply to reduce chronic arousal of the nervous system.
1. Butterfly Pose with Mula Bandha
This pose activates the pelvic floor, lower abdominals, and all the reproductive and digestive organs.This yoga “root lock” activates the muscles of the pelvic floor as well as the organs of digestion and reproduction.