Benefits of Yoga On the Endocrine System


The endocrine system has great importance in the body and it functions as a homeostatic principle that helps in balancing various chemicals and different substances in the body. It also controls the functions of hormones and helps to coordinate different processes in the body.


Yoga may have no significant effect in altering the working of the endocrine system such as metabolic and growth processes, It may possess a positive impact on our responses to stress. Different Yoga poses play an important role in pressurizing and depressurizing some glands and governing various secretions.


Tree Pose


Yoga has a lot of beneficial effects on the endocrine system. Some of the important benefits are explained below.


  • Yoga controls hormones that are important for regular physiological activities such as Reproductive activity, Growth and development, Metabolic activity, and Balancing Electrolytes.


  • Standing forwards bending positions, such as Sirsasana, boost the circulation of the blood, which promotes the brain functioning and hypothalamus, as well as the pineal and pituitary glands.


  • Postures such as Halasana and shoulders standing help the parathyroid and thyroid glands operate better.


  • Yogic sleep or Yoga Nidra is indeed a good way to manage stress and sentiment. It is not only about sleep, but also about staying awake and controlling your ideas and sensations, replacing bad ideas with good ones, relaxing, and energizing your body and brain. It will also help the brain function smoothly.


  • Yoga may help you in improving your hormone balance as well as your physical wellbeing by allowing you to sleep much better, boost your mood and ease stress, limit cravings, battle exhaustion, and lessen and alleviate the pain.


  • Pranayama is the technique of expanding, altering and extending the breath. When you regulate your breathing in Pranayama, you manage simultaneously the brain and body. We provide extra air into the lungs, which is then carried to each cell in the body. The oxygenated blood flow to the hypothalamus and brain is increased, which improves their efficiency. Since stress disrupts the activity of the hypothalamus, it is possible to properly manage emotional stress. Pranayama enhances the interaction between the brain and pituitary glands, resulting in a more coordinated endocrine system.


  • The research discovered that Yoga can act to naturally regulate the endocrine system. Practicing yoga on a constant schedule can be an excellent approach to enhance healthy aging.


  • In metabolic processes, Yoga reduces obesity and blood cholesterol, Expanding the number of insulin receptors in muscles, Lowering blood glucose levels, Cardiac Profile Improvement.


  • Yoga poses like Bhujangasana Improve spine flexibility and correct spine curve. It Improves lower back arthritis and discomfort and relieves stress by stimulating the kidney and adrenal gland. It alleviates menstruation discomfort by expanding the ovary and uterus.


Bhujangasana

  • A Current Indian researcher reported that diabetes patients who practiced the full yoga breath program had a substantial increase in their standard of living and a non - significant trend toward improved glycaemic regulation.


  • Another analysis revealed that a 2 months yoga treatment was practicable and contributed to significant weight reduction, decreased waist, and mental well-being when contrasted to walking controls.

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