Yoga for uterine prolapse
The correction of uterine prolapse through yoga requires persistent and careful practise over several months, maybe even longer if structural damage is severe.
Vipareeta Karani asana - Half Shoulder Stand.
Allows the uterus to find its correct postion in the pelvec cavity. Concentration of breath at navel. Practise for several minutes at a time (or as long as is comfortable)three times a day. If five minutes is too long, reest and resume pose.
Nankasana - The Boat pose.
An automatic inward contratio which lifts the uterus into its correct position and holds it therefor some time. The supporting ligaments gradually become stronger and stronger.
Moola Bandha - Perineum Contraction Lock.
In seated postion. Palms on knees, relax whole body, inhale deeply.
Contract the muscles in the region of the perineum and draw them upwards.- this is the final pose. Hold this pose for as long as you can , retain the breath... Release the contraction of perineum, then slowly exhale. Repeat.
This bandha can also be performed by exhale and retaining the breathoutside whilst executing the contraction.
Repeat up to ten times.
These postures are also helpful.
Sivshasana - Head Stand
Sarvangasana - Shoulder Stand
Halasana - Plough Position
Moolabhanda - nine times for as long as it comfortable.
Nankasana - five times, hold as long as possible.
Moolabandha - eleven times
Vipareet Karani - start with one minute and increase to five minutes.
Vipareet Karani - up to five minutes.
Repeat morning program
By Rosalie Kershaw
Written by Nadia MacLeod