prostate problems

Prostate enlargement can cause certain problems with urination which many men find frustrating. Yoga can help to manage the symptoms of this condition with ease. BPH is caused by the changes in the hormone levels as a man gets older. This the normal part of the aging process and is not at all dangerous. Many men look to improve their symptoms. This article will tell you how to manage prostate enlargement and there would be different poses which can help.

Meaning of BPH

The prostate is a small gland which is about the size of the walnut, which is a part of a man’s reproductive system. This surrounds the urethra which is a tube, this will take the urine out of the body via the bladder. When the prostate becomes enlarged, it will put the pressure on the urethra. This will make it harder for the men to urinate.

Men suffering from BPH can find:

  • Harder to stop urinating
  • Stream of urine is not as strong as it’s used to be
  • They need to urinate often
  • They feel like they need to go again after the urination

Yoga poses for BPH

The following are yoga poses which are perfect for strengthening the pelvic floor and it helps to improve symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This helps to reduce stress.

Cobbler Pose

cobbler pose for prostate enlargement

Cobbler pose is a seated position which can help to release pelvic tension. To perform this pose, you should:

  • Sit down with your legs extended in front of them
  • Bend knees to the side while placing the soles of feet together which as close to your pelvis as you can
  • Hold your hands clasped around the feet
  • You should lower the knees as far to the ground which will release the tension in hips
  • After holding the position for a few minutes, put your hands in out front of them
  • Tuck in your chin and bend forward toward the hands
  • Breathe deeply into the pose
  • Relax your pose by walking hands back to the body and releasing legs out in front of them

Hero Pose

Hero pose is also another seated position which can help to release the pelvic tension around the prostate. To perform this pose, an individual should:

  • Kneel down and lower the bottom to the floor, they are sitting between their feet with knees to the floor and the feet pointing back to the room
  • Rest your hands on thighs with the palms down
  • Keep your weight between hips and try not to put much pressure on the knees
  • Try to sit straight upright as possible, so the spine is straight
  • Hold this for 5 minutes
  • Get out of this pose by rolling to one side which will release your legs

If you find this pose difficult, you can use a cushion of the support.

Reclining Big Toe Pose

reclining big toe pose for prostate enlargement

This pose is a lying-down, extension pose which can strengthen the pelvic floor and it releases the tension. To perform the reclining big toe pose, the person should:

  • Lie on your back with both your legs extended
  • Bend your left knee, pulling your thigh to their chest
  • Keep your right leg pressed into the floor with your foot flexed and your toes pointing upwards.
  • Hold on to your toes on their left foot or put the strap around the foot if it’s less flexible
  • Straighten the left leg as far as you can with your sole flexed towards the ceiling
  • Breathe deeply into the position
  • With the help of the strap, let your left leg drop out towards on the side at the right angle to your body while keeping your right leg pressed to the ground
  • To get out of this position, bring your left leg above them and release both legs
  • Repeat the same process on the other side

Head-to-knee pose

This is also a seated pose which focuses on stretching one leg. As well as it reduces the pelvic tension, this pose can help to improve strength in the core region. Some of the yoga practitioners believe this exercise increases the blood flow to the prostate and it helps to detoxify it. To perform the head-to-knee pose, a person should:

  • Sit on the floor with both your legs extended in front
  • Bend your right knee to the side, so that your sole of right foot can rest against the inner thigh
  • Keep your weight on the left leg and slowly walks your hand in front of them
  • Reach forward to hold your foot, lean forward from the hips and look forward to your toe
  • Tuck your chin in and bend your head forward to rest on their shin
  • Breathe deeply to release the tension
  • Slowly return to the upright position while releasing both legs
  • Repeat this on the other side

Bow Pose

bow pose for prostate enlargement

This is a lying down pose in which the back is bent which will strengthen the abdomen, lower back & pelvic floor. To perform the bow pose, the person should:

  • Lay on your stomach with your arms at either side
  • Lift your heels up towards the bottom while bending the knees
  • Reach your back with your palms facing upwards, hold each ankle from the inside
  • Kick your heels upwards while raising your head, shoulders & chest
  • Keep looking upwards and breathe deeply into the position
  • Hold this for 30 seconds and release, repeat this pose twice

Shoulder stand

This is an advanced pose which you should try if you built some strength in your pelvic floor and in lower back.

To perform the shoulder stand, the person should:

  • Lie down on your back while resting your head on the ground with hands resting on the ground on either side of the body
  • Keeping your feet and legs together, raise your legs upwards to lift your hips off the ground
  • Put your hands on the lower back so that hips and back are lifted which leaves just the shoulders and head on the ground
  • Try to keep your legs straight and in line with hips while holding the stomach in
  • Breathe deeply while this pose
  • Hold as long as you can
  • Slowly lower your legs down while keeping your back supported with their hands to come out of this position

It’s essential while performing any kind of exercise, a person stops if they can experience any pain or existing pain can become worse. All yoga poses should be performed to an individual’s ability. With practice, the exercises should become easier to do.

Also Read: Some Key Exercises for Urinary Incontinence

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