5-Minute Desk Yoga Sequence for PCOS
Hi there! Back again with another polycystic ovary syndrome focused yoga video! This one’s perfect if you don’t have tons of time on your hands.
Five minutes is all you need. I know, it might not seem like much, but I promise it’s more than enough.
No mat required. Just a comfortable chair of any type. If you’re new to yoga, this sequence can be a great way to test the yoga waters. You’ve got nothing to lose but tons to gain. Since yoga has been linked to an improvement in PCOS symptoms such as hirsutism (unwanted facial and body hair growth), anxiety, and menstrual irregularity, it’s definitely worth giving a go.
I would never suggest yoga can cure PCOS. It can’t. But I do strongly believe, based on the science and the difference I’ve seen it make in people’s lives, it can be a powerful part of your self care and lifestyle based interventions. Coupled with simple nutrition, proper supplementation, adequate rest, community, and ongoing medical care, yoga is a great complementary practice for people with PCOS. In fact, when compared to conventional exercise, yoga was found to be more effective at promoting menstrual regularity and providing relief from other PCOS symptoms without weight loss. That’s huge because it further points to the fact that PCOS can be managed without dieting or trying to lose weight. You can read more about Yoga and PCOS here.
Take a much-needed break to rest, reset, and reflect. Not only will moving at your desk get the blood flowing to your ovaries and uterus, but it will also help you relax which is so important for keeping hormones healthy.
P.S. You can also learn more about PCOS + Yoga including yoga poses, breath work, meditation, and the science behind yoga’s benefits for PCOS in the PCOS + Yoga Guide.