Yoga for Prostate Health
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Reducing your risk of Prostata-Yoga cancer should, of course, be high on your list of preventative health priorities, but other aspects of prostate health are also important. Prostatitis affects about 50 percent of males, most under age 50; Prostata-Yoga prostatic hypertrophy afflicts half of men older than 60 and 90 percent Prostata-Yoga men older than These prostate conditions cause pain and discomfort, frequent Prostata-Yoga as well as urinary challenges.
You may think pharmaceuticals are your only option to manage your prostate health, but certain natural strategies can be as effective — Prostata-Yoga all the potential side effects. Dietary interventions, such Prostata-Yoga eating plenty Prostata-Yoga fresh vegetables and whole grains while reducing your intake of red meat, can be effective, for example. Yoga can be part of a strategy to support prostate health.
A comprehensive, regular practice is most effective, but certain asanas are particularly beneficial. The "locks" of the body aren't asanas, per se — they're binds or Prostata-Yoga contractions that make poses more effective and enhance your control of energy. Mula bandha is your root lock, in which you engage the muscles of your Prostata-Yoga floor. Using the lock strategically in your practice gives you control over these often overlooked muscles, so you aren't chronically tensing them or allowing them to get too slack and lazy.
This gives you a positive relationship to the region in which your prostate sits. The prostate is located just in front of the rectum and under the bladder. It's in the region of the second chakra, so poses that stimulate Prostata-Yoga energy zone also help Prostata-Yoga heal and soothe the walnut-sized gland. Reclining-Hand-to-Big Toe pose is generally thought of as a hamstring stretch, but it compresses the pelvic floor and stimulates the region in which the prostate exists.
To do the pose, lie on your back with your right leg extended. Loop a Prostata-Yoga around your left foot, or hold onto the big toe with your left fingers, and extend Prostata-Yoga leg up to the ceiling. Gently draw the leg closer to your torso. Hold for several breaths, release Prostata-Yoga repeat on the other side. Bound angle opens your groin Prostata-Yoga hips. Engage mula bandha in this pose to further Prostata-Yoga the prostate.
To do the Prostata-Yoga, sit on your sits bones and draw the soles of your feet together. Allow your knees to fall out to the Prostata-Yoga of the room like butterfly wings. Prostata-Yoga, sit up tall; as you exhale, fold forward from the tops of your Prostata-Yoga to aim your Prostata-Yoga to the inside of your feet.
Hold the fold for five or more breaths. Boat pose is a challenging, stimulating pose for your lower abdominal region. Prostata-Yoga up the full Prostata-Yoga over time. To do Boat pose, sit on your sits bones with your knees Prostata-Yoga and feet planted. Lean back slightly and Prostata-Yoga your abdominal muscles. Lift Prostata-Yoga feet off the floor to balance on the backs of your sits bones.
Keep your back long and your chest Prostata-Yoga. More intense versions of the pose have you lift the feet higher so the shins Prostata-Yoga parallel to the floor or the legs straighten to form a degree angle with the floor. Andrea Cespedes has been in the fitness industry for more than 20 years.
A personal trainer, run coach, group fitness instructor and master yoga teacher, she Prostata-Yoga holds certifications in holistic and fitness nutrition. Andrea Boldt.
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