Everyone should know that hormones are vital for our overall well being. They help maintain the body’s systems and keep emotions under control. If you have an imbalance of hormones, it could be caused by thyroid issues, high stress, pregnancy, insufficient sleep, menopause, and unhealthy diet.
Luckily, you can get your hormones back in balance. You should try restorative yoga! This type of yoga can help you to manage your stress levels and then, you will get your hormones back in balance.
We have designed three yoga poses called Fish Pose (Matsyasana), Corpse Pose (Savasana), and Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana). These three restorative yoga poses can help to relieve stress, unwind and relax the body and mind. Moreover, these yoga poses can be practiced by everyone, even the physically challenged and the elderly.
Scroll down to see how perform these yoga poses! Let’s do it! However, there are some warnings for each pose. We want to discuss them with you!
#1. Fish Pose
From a supine position, lying on the back, the pelvis and upper torso are arched up and lift off the earth. The head is released back and rests on the crown of the head (there should be a minimal amount of weight on the head to avoid crunching the neck). The scapulae are pressed firm towards each other. The arms are extended overhead with steepled fingers while simultaneously the legs are lifted up with the toes engaged sending prana to the extremities. The gaze is either up towards the sky or to the back of room, depending on your flexibility.
We don’t recommend performing Fish Pose to women who have neck injuries or serious lower back injuries, or if you have problems with blood pressure, insomnia, or migraine.
#2. Corpse Pose
The body rests on the earth in a supine position with the arms resting by the side body. The palms are relaxed and open toward the sky. The shoulder blades are pulled back, down and rolled under comfortably, resting evenly on the earth. The legs are extended down and splayed open. The heels are in and the toes flop out. The eyes are closed. Everything is relaxed. The gaze is inward.
You shouldn’t perform Corpse Pose if you have any back condition. In this case, you need to consult a doctor before performing this pose!
#3. Sphinx Pose
From a prone position with the pelvic bowl is firmly contracted interiorly towards the center line of the body while the pubis is tucked under. The legs are extended back and the tops of the feet are flat. The palms are flat and the elbows are on the mat, stacked right below the shoulders. On an inhalation, lift the sternum and extend the neck away from shoulders with the elbows, palms and pelvic bone firmly attached to the mat.
We also don’t recommend performing Sphinx Pose to women who have severe rib or wrist conditions. If you are pregnant, you shouldn’t perform this pose either!