Hormone Yoga for Women

Hormone Yoga is the antagonist of Stress.

Hormone Yoga Therapy benefits all those women who are experiencing hormone problems due to several causes and symptoms, such as pre- and post-menopause, exhaustion, breakdown or tiredness, and who need to rebalance their hormone levels.
Being able to stir the functionality of glands (thyroid, hypophysis) and ovaries, this technique is recommended to contrast infertility, ovarian cysts, premenstrual syndrome, thyroid imbalances and other conditions. And it’s also useful to prevent diseases caused by low hormone levels, such as osteoporosis or cardiovascular problems.

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Hormone Yoga for Men

Initially conceived for women, the Hormone Yoga Therapy has now a version “for men”, specifically thought around man’s physiology and aimed at reactivating their hormones’ production as well as reducing the common symptoms of low testosterone level, such as tiredness, low sex drive, erectile dysfunction.

Also recommended to learn how to manage stress through regular relaxing exercises based on concentrating and breathing (Pranayama), and very useful to significantly reduce andropause symptoms.

Hormone Yoga for Diabetes

Dinah Rodrigues also created a special Hormone Yoga Therapy sequence for people with diabetes which is a combination of yoga positions, breathing, energizing exercises and Yoga Nidra. All the asanas are performed together with a specific Pranayama practice and focused on massaging suprarenal glands, pancreas, spleen and liver. Those stimulations have an improving effect on the glycemic process. Yoga exercises for diabetes can be easily performed and practiced by any adult or kid affected by Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 or 2. The Hormone Yoga Therapy for Diabetes is a holistic technique that, besides reactivating our insulin production, has a healthy effect on the whole body, especially on kidneys, sight, hypertension and low sex drive.


Where does the Hormone Yoga Therapy come from?

The Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT) was created 30 years ago by Brazilian psychologist and yoga teacher Dinah Rodrigues, today in her “young” nineties, who’s still teaching and popularizing this technique worldwide, from Canada to USA, Northern Europe, India, USA, and now also in Italy, with excellent results!

What is the difference between HYT and traditional yoga?
HYT has healthy and therapeutic effects, especially on people affected by low hormone levels and diabetes. We may say that HYT is a holistic, rejuvenation practice aimed at reactivating our normal hormone production, while Hatha Yoga is aimed at maintaining a healthy body and preventing diseases.
How can HYT affect the hormone production in our body?
HYT is a dynamic sequence of exercises, each one focused on stimulating and rebalancing hormone production by massaging and/or reactivating the functionality of glands and other affected organs, which varies based on the kind of sequence we perform (for women, men or diabetics).
HYT includes techniques which can significantly reduce stress, which is a primary cause of low hormone levels.

Adotta tecniche in grado di eliminare lo stress, causa di abbassamento dei livelli ormonali.

What are the benefits of a regular HYT practice?

Any regular yoga practice brings a lot of health benefits.

HYT benefits:

In women, HYT increases hormone production, reduces hot flashes and sweating, reinforces your well-being and hair growth, increases fertility, significantly reduces insomnia and irritability, rebalances emotional nature.
According to a research that Dinah carried on in Brazil, supported by UNIFESP (Federal University of São Paulo), the hormone levels in women with hormonal dysfunctions, imbalances or surges, along with pre-menstrual syndrome and/or polycystic ovaries, returned to normal values, with a re-balance of progesterone and oestrogen and a reactivation of ovarian activity. And the levels of estradiol showed an increase of up to 254% after only 4 months of practice.

In men, HYT reactivates testicles and suprarenal glands, increases testosterone levels bringing them back of up to 15 years (rejuvenation effect). It also significantly reduces low testosterone symptoms such as low libido, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, irritability, insomnia and hair loss.

In people with diabetes, HYT reduces blood sugar levels, reactivates blood flow and helps to heal and improve the quality of life by stimulating renal activity, improving eyesight, reducing stress, increasing physical strength, libido, vitality and power.

Who is the Hormone Yoga Therapy particularly recommended to? Is it only for women or also for men?
This kind of yoga practice is recommended to men or women of any age, who need to solve a problem related to hormonal imbalance, while the practice dedicated to diabetes is also suitable for children.

Hormone Yoga Therapy is based on knowledge and use of yoga to treat health problems and has a significant effect on 4 levels: physical, physiological, psychological, and energetic.

What is the most suitable age to practice HYT? Is it advised against any people category?

This kind of yoga practice is recommended to women over age 35 years and men over age 45, to women and men who experience some hormonal imbalance, and to diabetics of any age (children included).
HYT should not be practiced by: pregnant women, women with severe endometriosis, men and women with any neoplasia caused by hormonal problems, men and women with severe osteoporosis, men and women who have recently had an abdominal surgery or who experience abdominal pain of unknown cause.

How many classes per week should I follow and how long do they last?
Once you’ve learned your HYT sequence, you will be able to regularly repeat it individually, at home or wherever you prefer, in less than half an hour. To benefit from this practice, you need to do it 4 times a week.
You can learn the sequence by attending a seminar or a workshop, in a couple of half-day sessions. But to get really familiar with it, you need to follow a 6-classes course (90-minutes per class) with a certified HYT teacher.
How many classes do I have to follow to feel the first benefits?
A peculiar characteristic of Hormone Yoga Therapy is that you can immediately feel some positive effects on your well-being. It increases your vitality and gives you the feeling of a new inner and outer smile. Your skin will shine!

The Hormone Yoga Therapy also helps women with the following symptoms:

  • Menopause, premature menopause
  • PMS
  • Infertility (due to hormonal imbalance or to bad blood flow in the lower pelvic area)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (symptoms: infertility, acne, weight gain, hirsutism)
  • Menstrual cycle and/or ovulation disruption
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Depression, emotional instability, memory disorders (due to low thyroid-stimulating hormone levels)
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Osteoporosis (HYT is recommended for osteopenia or osteoporosis in the early stages)
  • Incontinence
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hair loss, brittle nails, dry skin and acne
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Insomnia, low vitality, low strength, weariness

Case Studies

Read on to learn some case studies and real life stories on how the Hormone Yoga Therapy positively changed some women’s life.
Source: Hormone Yoga Therapy for Menopause by Dinah Rodrigues.

Case Study 1 – Infertiliy
28-years old F.U.L.Q. suffered from polycystic ovaries since she was age 16. She had irregular menstrual cycles and suffered from stress and acne. She had been trying to get pregnant in vain for 5 years. Both her ovaries were smaller than normal and the left one was full of micro cysts. She started to practice Hormone Yoga Therapy and she achieved the following results:

1st Month: She starts practicing HYT for 16 days per month

2nd Month: Estrogens levels at 183 pg/ml, normal consistency of both ovaries, regular menstrual cycle

7th Month: Become pregnant

Caso Study 2 – Migraine
47 years old X.G.M. felt a significant discomfort during pre-menopause period. Her estrogens level was 17.7 mg/ml and here symptoms (of intensity 18) included irregular menstrual cycle with amenorrhoea or too much bleeding, migraine, irritability, anxiety, palpitations and mood swings, poor memory, low libido, joint pains, insomnia (of intensity 2).

After she started practicing HYT, she achieved the following results:

1st Month: She starts practicing HYT for 18 days per month

9th Month: Symptoms intensity decreases from 18 to 7 and she experiences good disposition, vitality, and normal menstrual cycle, lower intensity of anguish, irritation, anxiety and palpitations. Migraine and insomnia completely disappeared.

10th Month: Discontinued HYT practice for one month: menstrual cycle disruption, insomnia and irritability came back.

13th Month: Starts practicing again and feels better, full of vitality, no irritability, lower joint pains, better memory and reasoning, complete disappearance of anguish and migraine, libido increased to normal, some white hair started to grow black.

Caso Study 3 – Premature Menopause
C.C. started experience premature menopause symptoms at age 39. After 12 months with no menstrual cycle she started feeling very stressed, resentful and unsatisfied. Due to her hyper-reactive personality, she exceeded in physical exercise. Her estrogens levels were 13.2 pg/ml. Then, C.C. started a hormone replacement therapy (medication), and had one menstrual cycle, but the estrogens level remained low. Her symptoms then were as follows: no menstrual cycle, very strong hot flushes, migraine (taking medication), vaginal dryness, irritability.

C.C. decided to start practicing HYT to treat her symptoms and achieved the following results:

1st Month: Stopped the hormone replacement therapy and started practicing HYT every day

2nd Month: Estrogens level were 79.0 pg/ml, menstruating without medication, lower vaginal dryness, and lower hot flushes.

3rd Month: She had a long stressing period at work and her hormone level decreased to the initial value of 13.6 pg/ml.

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