The Prostrate is walnut size gland in men & is an integral part of male reproductive system. It is situated at the base of man’s penis in front of rectum & just below the bladder. It is made of two lobes & enclosed by a layer of tissue. As the prostrate gets larger (BPH – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) which usually happens latter in life , the layer of tissue surrounding it, stop it from expanding , causing the gland to press against the urethra.
It obstruct the flow of urine & that makes it so much harder for the bladder to discharge the urine. The extra effort weaken the muscles of the bladder & the urine cannot be completely emptied from it. Which adds extreme discomfort & many other complications in the body
Symptoms of Enlarged prostrate (BPH) : First symptom of BPH is difficulty in urinating or frequent urination. Secondly a feeling of not having emptied the urinary bladder completely. Thirdly continuous dribbling after the urination & some times a burning urination. Lastly urinary urgency , the need to get up at night to urinate or a sudden rush that goes with feeling of urination.
Yoga for Enlarged prostrate (BPH) : Yoga can be greatly helpful for this problem in men , there are six yoga poses which are prescribed for men to get rid of this problem in latter stages of life. These postures help to stretch the muscles running past the prostrate gland & the entire pelvic region.
1. Ardha Matsyendrasana - The Half Spinal Twist Pose : It was yogi Matsyender who introduce this pose , he used to meditate in this pose. Hence the name. the spine rotates around its own axis. It rotates in a circular position.
2. Mandukasana –
frog pose :
Manduk means frog in Sanskrit.
In this pose the body assumes the shape of a frog, hence is called Mandukasana. This posture improves the functions of all organs specially the reproductive organs in men . This posture increase the sexual ability & helps in curing infertility problems.
3. Paripuran Navasana
– Boat pose : This pose is named after a boat & has derived its inspiration from there. This pose brings flexibility of the lumber region , muscles of feet & effective for pelvic regions. It dispels lethargy.
4. Supta Padangusthasana – Reclining Big Toe Pose : This posture gives a lot of relief to the pelvic region hips, waist as well as the back. It also gives a good stretch to the hips, calves and hamstring muscles.
5. Sarvangasana – The Shoulder stand pose
: Sarv means all & Ang means limb in Sanskrit
. All parts of the body are affected & benefited while assuming this posture hence the name. Invert the flow of all body fluids and give that much needed relief to all the organs of the abdominal region from their normal downward gravitational pressure.
6. Sirshasana – The Headstand pose :
Siras mena head in Sanskrit.
This pose inverts the flow of blood & all body fluids & thereby giving all organs the temporary relief from their downward gravitational pressure.
If all this yoga postures are practiced regularly right from the young age , they help to keep away all problems relating with pelvic region at any stage in life.