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5 yoga poses to defeat endometriosis

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Vajrasana - Thunderbolt pose


  • Increases blood flow to pelvic regions
  • Reduces bloating and discomfort
  • Prevents backache


Baddha konasana - Butterfly pose


  • Strengthens and improves flexibility in the inner thighs, reproductive organs and the knees
  • Eases discomfort caused due to endometriosis
  • Plays major role in stimulating prostate glands and ovaries, in-turn improving the functioning of reproductive organs
  • It acts as a stress relieve


Supta baddha konasana - Goddess pose


  •  Helps stretch groin muscles
  •  Frees energy flow in the pelvic area
  •  Helps to soothe menstrual discomfort 
  •  Relieves symptoms of stress and mild depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PMS and menopause.


Supta virasana - Reclined hero pose


  • Stetches pelvic muscels
  • Relieves menstrual cramps and discomfort
  • This asana retorts whole body rather than just pelvic region, thereby soothing the body with great flow of energy


Upavistha konasana - Wide angle seated forward bend


  • Releases muscles of groin
  • Enhances blood circulation in pelvic region
  • Helps relieve stress, thus benefiting fertility
posted Feb 9, 2016 by Dr Prachi

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Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend):

The following video gives a complete explanation on the step by step process, along with the breathing techniques involved in Paschimottanasana--

Benefits of the asana are:

  • Stimulates the uterus

  • Increases the fertility factor of male, removes the infertility

  • Strengthens the hip bones reducing menstrual problems in females

  • Can aid in normal delivery by strengthening the bones and inner reproductive organs

  • Relieves symptoms of dysmenorrheal and menopause

  • Good for reducing weight and obesity, which are some of the reasons for infertility

  • Relieves symptoms of dysmenorrhea and menopause

  • Relieves stress and tension by calming the brain in-turn enhancing fertility


Hastapadasana (Standing forward bend):

The following video gives a complete explanation on the step by step process along with the breathing techniques involved in Hastapadasana-- 

Benefits of the asana are:

  • Improves blood circulation to the pelvic region

  • Stimulates urogenital and endocrine systems

  • Tones abdominal region which involves reduction of fat/ reducing the obesity

Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose):

The following video gives a complete explanation on the step by step process along with the breathing techniques involved in Baddha Konasana--

Benefits of the asana are:

  • Strengthens and improves flexibility in the inner thighs, reproductive organs and the knees

  • Eases menstrual discomfort

  • Plays major role in stimulating prostate glands and ovaries, in-turn improving the functioning of reproductive organs in men and women

  • Addresses sexual inhibitions

  • It acts as a stress relieve

Viparita Karani (Legs up the wall pose):

The following video gives a complete explanation on the step by step process along with the breathing techniques involved in Viparita Karani-- 

Benefits of this asana are:

  •   Enhances the flow of blood to pelvic region

  •  Thus, help in overcoming testicular, semen, and ovarian problems

  •   Helps alleviate depression, which could be a hindrance to fertility

  •   Lying in this position post intercourse can enhance the chances of conception

Nadi Shodhan pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing):

This is one of the breathing techniques which involve inhaling from one nostril and exhaling from the other. This alternate nostril breathing has a calming and purifying effect on body. 

The following video shows the step by step procedure for Nadi Shodhan Pranayam --

Benefits of alternate nostril breathing are:

  • Helps purify the Nadis, which are small energy channels in the body

  • Since it has a calming effect on the body, it enhances fertility, increasing the chances of conception

Bhramari Pranayama (Bee breath):

This breathing technique is characterized by producing humming vibrations which activate the human body.

The step by step process to do this is explained in the following video --

Benefits of bee breathe technique:

  • Activates the pituitary gland - which is the master gland for regulation of other glands, including endocrine glands

  • Since endocrine glands are regulated in an active way, child birth also becomes easy

  • Helps reduce stress, rejuvenating the body

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ayurvedic medicines

Endometriosis is the condition in which the uterus tissue lining grows outside of uterus. It is one of the major reasons for female infertility.

Flax seeds or Alasi

flax seeds


For treating the issue of Endometriosis, you have to consume 4 tbsp of flax seeds, which were soaked overnight in about a cup of water. Next morning, just strain and drink the water on empty stomach. Do so for at least 10 days to see visible results.

Daruharidra or Berberis aristrata

berberis aristata


For this remedy, you have to consume the decoction of Daruharidra on an empty stomach for at least 3 menstrual cycles. Capsules of the same are available in the market too, but if you can get the fresh herb, then nothing like it. Doing so helps the uterus to gain strength for controlling bleeding, receives pain and also controls the abnormality in the cells. You can combine the same with some Lodhra [Symplocos racemosa] and Arjun [Terminalia arjuna].

Shavatri or Asparagus racemosus



5 grams of Shavatri along with 5 grams of Vidarikanda - commonly known as Pueraria tuberosa and 3 grams of Arjun is suggested for this remedy. Boil all the herbs in about 50ml of cow’s milk along with 150ml of water till thickens up. Filter the same and drink every day till you experience relief.




This is a very common ayurvedic medicine that is known to prevent and control bleeding. You will find it very easily in most ayruvedic stores. Just have 1 spoon on an empty stomach or with water.

Ashok Trees Bark

ashok tree bark


Buy the bark of Ashoka tree and then crush the same using a mortar and pestle or even in the mixer. Mix 2 spoons of the same in 1 glass of water and heat till it reduces to half. Drink the same twice a day to get respite from the bleeding and pain.

Chandraprabha vati

You can either have 2 tablets of 250mg each of this ayurvedic medicine twice a day or mix 2 spoons of the powdered form with pomegranate juice/ cow’s milk and drink it for cleansing the reproductive organs.


This is basically a medicated sort of wine that helps the uterus to get strengthen the organ. Mix 5ml of this along with 10 ml of water and drink it twice a day. It will take about 3-4 months to show results but in the long run, it eliminates the problem of Endometriosis completely.

Triphala Churna

Triphala Churna is easily available in ayurvedic stores and is known as a mild laxative. Just mix this with a bit of water or any juice of your choice and drink daily. 1 spoon a day is known to cleanse the intestine and detoxifies the body, while clearing up the build up of these excessive cell growth.


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Shavatri - Shavatri

Sarivadyasava - amritherbs

Ashok Tree Barks - Kislaya

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Yoga is one of the safest and most suggested forms of exercises for boosting fertility. It gets rid of stress, fights obesity, regulates hormones and menstrual cycle along with improving quality and quantity of sperms. Hence practicing yoga is recommended for people who are trying to conceive or suffering from any kind of fertility issues. And you will just need to practice these given poses for 30 minutes a day to get viable results-

Tip- Keep a yoga mat handy and always do light warm up before commencing the session. Else, you can risk injuring your muscles or tearing them.

Paschimottanasana or Forward Bend

Paschimottanasana or Forward Bend

Sit on the floor with legs extended in front of you and toes pointing towards the ceiling. Then raise both hands straight in the air and bend forward as you exhale and try to touch the toes. Hold the pose for 30 seconds and then repeat 2-3 times. If you are having trouble touching the toes, don’t worry. You will get there gradually as muscles loosen up. This pose is known to regulate menstrual cycle, get rid of ovarian cysts and boost circulation.

Janu Shirasana or One-Legged Forward Bend

Janu Shirasana

The one leg forward bend is suggested for both men and women. For this posture, you have to sit on the floor and extend out the left leg at about 45 degrees. The right leg should be folded and heels should be near the crotch. Now raise both hands and extend them towards the left feet, while trying to touch the same. Hold for 30 seconds and alternate on other leg. This posture is ideal for stretching the entire groin, leg muscles, abs and hamstrings. It cleanses and detoxifies the body, while boosting sperm count and helps women reduce fat from the stomach area.

Agnisaar Kriya or Deep Breathing

This is a fertility booster for mostly men and in women it is ideal for helping in loss of fat from around the stomach, which is a hindrance in conception. Stand straight and then gently bend over, placing both palms on your thighs. Now, exhale and suck in your stomach intensely, holding your breath. Now repeat this in a faster motion gradually. Do this for at least 3-4 minutes.

Back Bending or Hala Asan

hala asan

This posture is all about trimming the fat from your stomach and lower body. Also, being a reverse posture, your blood circulation improves drastically here. For this exercise, you have to lie down on the back, legs extended straight. Use both hands to support the hips as you raise both legs together and take them right behind your head. Ideally, your toes should be touching the floor. Once you master this technique, try doing the pose without the hands supporting your hip. It helps in cleansing the stomach and improves sperm count while fighting other infertility issues like cysts in the ovaries.

Legs Up Wall Pose or Viparita Karani

Viparita Karni

Viparita Karani is a highly recommended pose that is crucial for enhancing pleasure during sex. Staying in this posture for a few seconds post intercourse, allows the sperm to go into the uterus at a much faster pace, especially for people who are suffering from poor sperm quality or low count. On the floor, raise both the legs straight with heels facing the ceiling. Hold the posture for about 1 minute and then repeat 2-3 times.

Bridge Pose or Setubandha Asan

Bridge Pose


Also called the bridge pose, this is another lucrative posture for enhancing your chances of conceiving. It makes use of the hips to raise the stomach and lower body together, which allows the sperm to enter the fallopian tube at a much faster pace. It is recommended that you practice this pose everyday and stay in this position for a 1-2 minutes post intercourse. Lie down flat on the back and bring both the heels close to your buttocks. Knees should be bent. Now keep both hands near the heels and raise the butts along with stomach. Shoulders and heels remain flat on the floor. Hold for a minute and repeat 2-3 times with rest in between.

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