Yoga for PCOS – Bow Pose

By Dr. Vijay Bathina | Published: January 19th, 2016

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The bow pose is another functional posture that is used for polycystic ovary syndrome treatment using yoga. It helps to stimulate the functions of the reproductive organs, relieves menstrual discomfort and normalizes the menstrual cycles. It also helps people with kidney disorders, opens up the chest, neck, and shoulders and strengthens the core muscles.


How to do it:

First lie on your stomach with feet resting hip-width apart and arms resting on the sides of the body. Grip your ankles by folding the knees and bringing them near the hips. Lift your chest off with ground and pull your legs up so that your body takes the shape of an arched bow. Stabilize this pose and stay for 30 seconds while taking deep breaths. Exhale and return to the starting position by releasing the ankles.

About the author

Dr. Vijay Bathina

Dr.Vijay Bathina (Physiotherapist) MPT, MIAP, PGDHHM, MMTFI Has over 8 years of experience in Spine Rehab, Gait Analysis & Rehabilitation, Musculo-Skeletal Injury Assessment & Exercise Prescription, Sports Injury Rehabilitation & Sport Endurance Training, Stroke Rehabilitation & Functional Training, and Manual Therapy. Currently heading the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at Citizens Hospitals, Hyderabad, he has worked with Medanta, Columbia Asia, and Care hospitals.