Hormone Yoga is a holistic wellness approach that works on the entire body, with a focus on re-activating and re-balancing specific hormones, based on the interactions and feedback between the Hypothalamus, the Pituitary gland and other glands.
Hormone is a natural chemical substance that our body produces to regulate most bodily functions. It is highly influenced by the food that we consume, how we respond to stress and our lifestyles. For a healthy individual, our hormones start to be out of balance after the age of 40 for men and 35 for women; and the most common symptoms are menopause and andropause.
Specific asanas and breathing techniques are designed to improve metabolism, harmonise the nervous systems, improve spinal cord flexibility, and improve digestion. It tones various hard-to-get-to muscles and organs, especially the brain, reproductive organs and pelvic floor muscles. It improves energy flow and activates various glands, increases the chances of fertility in younger men and women, as well as lessens the chances of osteoporosis, cardio-vascular diseases and diabetes for mature adults.
As we get older, the health of our pelvic floor muscle and sexual functions are often overlooked. People tend to be shy in discussing health concerns such as prostate swelling, vaginal prolapse, low sex drive and incontinence. Hormone Yoga activates the energy and muscles in and around our reproductive organs and pelvic floor muscles.
We could restore the natural balance of Hormones with nurturing food, understanding our minds, gentle and restorative movements, and cultivate lifestyles that match the natural rhythms of our body and our environment.
Let us start by having a preliminary assessment of our symptoms that might indicate hormone imbalance.