Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT) for women is a natural and holistic method created by a Brazilian psychologist and Yoga therapist, Dinah Rodrigues. HYT is a dynamic form of Yoga Therapy, whereby the objective is to reactivate in a natural way the hormone production of the endocrine glands of women: ovaries, thyroid, pituitary gland and adrenals. HYT combines elements of classical Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Tibetan energy circulation techniques. HYT consists of a special series of Dynamic Yoga exercises (asanas) to reactivate hormone production and, as a consequence, it eliminates most symptoms of hormonal imbalances. Asanas are accompanied by intense breathing techniques (pranayama), energetic level, concentration, visualization and relaxation (Yoga Nidra). Regular practice helps to harmonize the hormonal system and consequently eliminate the symptoms of low hormone levels. HYT exercises are very simple and suitable for everyone. No previous Yoga experience is needed. Daily practice takes approximately 30 minutes.
HYT is recommended for:
Women from 35 years of age as a preventative therapy due to the decreasing ovarian activity and an associated gradual decrease in hormone production of the two main female hormones: estrogen and progesterone.
Women of all ages with the symptoms of low hormones, with a difficulty to achieve pregnancy, polycystic ovaries, menstrual disorders, premenstrual stress syndrome (PMS), ovarian cysts and premature menopause.
Middle-aged women who wish to eliminate or alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of the onset of menopause, such as hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, emotional instability, depression, headaches, difficulty concentrating, remembering, decreased libido, etc.
Benefits of Hormone Yoga Therapy
HYT helps with the following issues:
Peri-menopause, Menopause, Premature menopause
PMS (premenstrual stress syndrome)
Infertility (caused by hormonal imbalances or poor blood circulation in the pelvic area. Tubal adhesions caused by muscle spasm can be also eliminated)Polycystic ovaries (symptoms of which include: hirsutism, infertility, acne, weight gain) (PCOS)
Loss of menstruation and ovulation
Depression, emotional instability, memory impairment (caused by low levels of thyroid hormones)
Low libido, dry vagina
Osteoporosis (for osteopenia or not very advanced osteoporosis HYT is recommended)
Under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism)
Hair loss, brittle nails, dry skin and acne
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Insomnia, low energy, fatigue
And many other problems caused by hormonal imbalances
If you have experienced or are experiencing any of the below, please consult with you doctor before joining HYT classes:
Breast cancer (hormone dependent, before or after surgery), after breast cancer surgery (not hormone dependent) medical permission needed
Pregnancy (pregnant women should not practice HYT, but focus on prenatal Yoga only)