yoga for hydrocele

A hydrocele occurs in males when fluid gets accumulated in the sac containing the testicles (scrotum). The fluid can surround one or both testicles, resulting in swelling in the scrotum. Hydroceles are most common in babies. Older boys and adult men can also develop hydroceles due to infections, inflammation, injury or tumors. Hydroceles are mostly painless but large hydroceles may cause discomfort while walking or in sexual activity.

 Are you also struggling with constant discomfort and swelling due to hydrocele? Well, yoga is one simple way that can help you in getting relief from the discomforts of hydrocele. So, let’s begin with the yoga poses that will help in dealing with hydrocele faster.

Also Read: What Are The Causes of Hydrocele?


Yoga Asanas For Hydrocele

Yoga is an effective natural practice that ensures your health improves holistically. There are certain yoga poses that bring significant relief to the condition of hydrocele.

Here are the most effective yoga asanas to get relief from the troubles of hydrocele.

yoga poses for hydrocele

Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)

Vajrasana is one of the simplest yoga poses for hydrocele. You can perform this yoga asana in the sitting position. In Vajrasana, you kneel and then sit back on your legs to take the weight off your knees. Vajrasana improves blood circulation and reduces the swelling due to hydrocele.

Steps to perform Vajrasana:

  • Kneel down on the floor or yoga mat and stretch your lower legs back while you keep them together while making sure that your big toes cross each other.
  • Next, assume a sitting position on your heels. Rest your buttocks on your heels and thighs on the calves.
  • Place your hands on the respective knees and concentrate on your breathing for a minimum of 5 minutes.

Garudasana  (Eagle Pose)

You should perform Garudasana with an empty stomach. Garudasana is a somewhat complex pose but it majorly improves the circulation of blood to the reproductive system. Thus, it helps in getting rid of hydrocele faster.

Steps to perform Garudasana:

  • Start by standing straight on both feet. Raise your right leg and wrap it around the left leg.
  • The right thigh should be over the left thigh and the right foot should touch the calf muscles from behind.
  • Wrap the right hand around the left hand and place the palms together resembling the beak of an eagle.
  • Concentrate on balancing the body pose.

Kapalbhati (Shining skull)

Kapalbhati is a breathing exercise that helps in improving the functioning of the reproductive system and refreshes the mind. This yoga poses effectively reduces discomfort and heaviness due to hydrocele. 

Steps to perform Kapalbhati:

  • Sit in Padmasana position keeping your eyes closed and spine erect.
  • Inhale deeply with both your nostrils.
  • Exhale through both the nostrils forcefully. 
  • Repeat for a minimum of 5 minutes.

Gomukhasana (Cow Pose)

Gomukhasana is a seated pose of Hatha Yoga. It helps in fighting a variety of conditions like hydrocele, and other sexual disorders. It provides relief to the symptoms of hydrocele and boosts the blood flow to the reproductive system.

Steps to perform Gomukhasana:

  • Sit with your back straight and legs forward.
  • Now bend your left leg and place the foot under your right hip.
  • Gently bend your right leg and cross it over the left leg. Keep your right knee on the left one.
  • Fold your left arm behind the back and bring the palm up.
  • Raise the right hand, bend down to reach the left palm and clasp it.
  • Hold this position and breathe slowly.

Mandukasana (Frog Pose)

Mandukasana is a yoga posture that resembles a frog. It improves the functioning digestive system, excretory system, and reproductive system. Thus, it is quite an effective yoga pose that reduces the swelling due to hydrocele.

Steps to perform Mandukasana:

  • Start by sitting in the Vajrasana posture.
  • Make fists with both the hands keeping the thumbs inside.
  • Place the fists in the naval region.
  • Inhale deeply and while exhaling bend your body forward.
  • Try to get your chin to touch your knees.
  • Maintain this posture for a minimum of 1 minute.

Shashankasana (Hare Pose)

Shashankasana is a very relaxing pose for hydrocele. It is really easy to perform shashankasana. Shashankasana calms the mind, relieves stress and is helpful in improving the functioning of the reproductive system. It proves to be very effective in dealing with hydrocele and sexual disorders.

Steps to perform Shashankasana:

  • Sit in Vajrasana pose keeping your hands on your thighs and breathe in a relaxed manner.
  • Raise both your hands above the head with the palms facing forward and the arms in line with the shoulders.
  • Exhale and move your torso forward till your hands and forehead touch the ground.
  • Maintain this position for as long as you are comfortable.

Performing these yoga asanas regularly will bring significant improvement in your condition. You will see the symptom of hydrocele alleviating within a few days only. 

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Quick tips to prevent hydrocele

  • Avoid wearing tight clothes
  • Quit smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Refrain from having canned and processed food items
  • Avoid having large meals for the night
  • Do not lift heavy objects
  • Avoid indulging in strenuous physical activities
  • Maintain a high-fiber diet
  • Avoid having caffeinated and carbonated drinks

All these tips and the yoga asanas will help you in dealing better with hydrocele. But, you should know that hydrocele has a high chance of recurrence. So, sometimes there is a possibility that even after performing yoga regularly, you might still struggle with the symptoms of hydrocele. In such a case, it becomes necessary to immediately seek medical advice. Your doctor will recommend a suitable treatment option depending upon the severity of the hydrocele.

The most preferred treatment for hydrocele nowadays is laser hydrocelectomy. It makes sure that there are no incisions or blood loss during the procedure. This enables the patient to recover faster and without any complications.

Also Read: Laser Hydrocele Treatment, Advantages & Recovery

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