Integrated Approach of Yoga Therapy (IAYT) derived from Yoga texts is using Simple, safe, doable, practices that include Asanas, Pranayama, Kriyas, Meditation, Science of Emotion Culture, Svadhyaya, sleep special technique.
When the word “hormones” is uttered, visions of raging menopausal women come to mind for most. That’s so sad. Hormonal changes affect everyone from birth to death, yet we seem to have a very negative association with that word.
For women, the most pronounced changes come in their 40s and 50s, but can been seen as early as their mid-30s. Many more women are having hormonal symptoms earlier, which has a lot to do with not only our lifestyle and diet, but also the pollution, toxins and xenoestrogens (synthetic chemicals that act as estrogen in our bodies) that we’re exposed to every day.
Some of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalances are:
1. Persistent weight gain.
Yes, there are lifestyle, diet and physical activity components to maintaining a healthy weight, but that isn’t the end of the story. Many women have underlying hormonal imbalances that make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Unaddressed or emerging insulin resistance is one of the most common; small changes in diet — such as eliminating processed foods, sugars and wheat — are steps in the right direction.
2. Belly fat and loss of muscle mass.
When your endocrine system is under stress there’s an underproduction of certain hormones and an overproduction of others (mainly cortisol). This makes your body store fat for future use, making an increase in belly fat a clue to adrenal fatigue.
3. Low libido.
One of the most noticeable symptoms of hormonal imbalance is low libido, which starts with disturbed sleep. Without quality sleep our sex hormone production can diminish.
Can’t make it past mid-morning without some sort of pick-me-up? How about that mid-afternoon crash? It isn’t normal to feel sluggish, scattered or mentally foggy. Easy dietary changes, such as eliminating wheat and most grains, will help stabilize your blood sugar.
5. Anxiety, irritability and depression.
Not feeling like yourself? This isn’t the time for pharmaceuticals. Anxiety and depression are clues that you have an imbalance, toxicity, are overworked, stressed out, and most likely aren’t nourishing your body the way it needs. Listen to your inner voice and take the actions necessary to meet your needs.
6. Insomnia and poor sleep patterns.
This starts the cycle of physical stress and increases cortisol levels, which directly causes many hormonal imbalances. There isn’t one area of your life that insomnia doesn’t touch.
For many women, night sweats and hot flashes are the first uncomfortable sign that something is amiss. This isn’t the time to start hormone replacement therapy, but begin a food journal by jotting down what you eat and drink, how you feel physically, and any emotions that come up after. Many times our emotions are the trigger that increases internal temperature. The next time you feel the flashes coming on, stop and think about the thoughts swirling around in your mind.
8. Digestion problems.
Gas, bloating and slow digestion are common hormonal problems that aren’t usually associated with hormonal imbalances, but may be associated with eating bad foods, not chewing your food and eating too much. When you don’t have optimal digestion, your body is starving because of poor nutrient extraction.
After eating way more than you should have, or having gone through half a bottle of wine, do you look back and ask yourself why? Common causes of cravings and excess eating are adrenal fatigue, insulin resistance, and other hormonal imbalances. Again, minimizing sugars, alcohol, dairy and wheat — although difficult — not only will help control cravings, but your digestive issues as well.
Please note that many of these symptoms can be linked to other physical problems, and a simple blood test can tell you if there are other underlying concerns.
With consistent effort applied to improving diet and digestive health, stress management, improved sleep and consistent physical activity, true holistic health is attainable.
If one or more of the above signs describes you, it’s time to balance your hormones.
SVYASA has few signature techniques that we will introduce to you along with asanas. SVYASA techniques are primarily therapeutic in nature. For endocrine balance along with asanas we use IRT ( Instant Relaxation Technique) and Cyclic Meditation techniques. We learn the techniques to calm down the mind. We learn to develop the second wing by yogic postures to gain mastery over the mind along with burning the calories. We apply the formula of Sthiram Sukham Asanam. We learn to make the asana steady and stay longer and longer in that asana and mind starts wondering so you imagine the vast ocean or blue ocean and start enjoying the asana and to stay longer you have to relax the body and that is the trick Patanjali has given. Another technique to gain mastery over Prana is to slow down the breath. We breathe 15-18 times/minute and come down to 12,8.4.2 them one breath in 2 minutes, one breath in 4 minutes, one breath in 6 minutes. So we find out how long is your breath in Brahamari, it may be 20 seconds, 30 seconds, practice for one week and take it to 35 minutes and it will mean you are in good shape, anxiety, hypertension, stress will vanish and endocrine glands will be optimally stimulated. The brahamari should resonate the full body with one frequency like a Veena.The next step is to bring balance between right and left nostril. It shifts 9 times in 24 hours.In Pranamaya kosh we have Ida, Pingala and sushumna. The Pingla is related to catabolic rate and Ida is related to Anabolic rate. So to prevent Obesity we can do 27 x 4 Surya bhedan pranayama 4 times a day and you will lose 2-3 kgs in one month. Who want to increase the weight can do Chandra bheda pranayama. To maintain Normalancy Anulom Vilom Pranayama s practiced. Lifestyle modification is a must to bring about endocrinal balance
The endocrine system, which is made up of a collection of hormone-producing glands, is essential to practically every function in the body. These functions range from energy levels to growth and development, as well as metabolism and sexual function. When you are struggling with a hormonal imbalance, you could suffer from a wide variety of symptoms—including headaches, skin problems, insomnia, fatigue, weight gain, and mood problems. It’s easy to see why keeping the endocrine system working at an optimal rate is essential to ongoing good health!
Certain yoga poses, like you practice in the class at Gems of Yoga from 05.00pm – 06.00 pm , can stimulate the hormone-producing glands and help them maintain optimal function. This leads to consistent production and distribution of these hormones around the body. Yoga’s focus on breathing is also beneficial for stimulating the endocrine system, helping it to function more effectively.
FROM 1ST-10TH OF THE MONTH
Here are the yoga poses you should do to stimulate each chakra and balance your hormones.
For the root chakra:
Your root chakra keeps you grounded. It helps you connect to the earth and your lower energies. It’s located at the base of the spine and helps you feel safe and secure when balanced. When it’s out of balance, there’s an increased risk of anxiety. It is red in color. It is also associated with most basic needs like shelter, money, and food. So when it’s not met, anxiety persists. This chakra must be aligned before any of the other chakras can work together.
The root chakra regulates your lower extremities, rectum, and adrenal glands. Calming your adrenal glands is important because when your cortisol levels are increased, you are prone to adrenal exhaustion, increased stress, anxiety, and weight gain. When this chakra is imbalanced, you have trouble letting things go, your fear increases, you have trouble with trust issues, and you only worry about basic survival needs. Side-angle pose is a great way to stimulate this chakra. Triangle helps you move into it even deeper.
For the sacral chakra:
This is the second of the seven chakras. It is known as the creativity or sex chakra. It is located right below the navel. Its color is orange. When not aligned, this chakra is associated with menstrual disorder in females as well as sexual dysfunction. Imbalance of this chakra can affect your sex hormones in both males and females, sometimes affecting fertility. When this chakra is underactive, creativity, procreation, and taking risks are compromised. Pigeon pose is great for opening up the hips but really balances the lower sacral chakras and reproductive organs.
For the solar plexus:
Located above your navel, this chakra is based on your self-worth and affects your decision-making process. It is yellow in color. Problems with this chakra include GI dysfunction, pancreas problems or diabetes, kidney issues, ulcers, and abdominal pain. Maintaining a good waistline is important for insulin sensitivity, which can be affected when this chakra is off balance.
When this chakra is off balance, it can negatively affect self-esteem, resulting in poor decision-making and poor self-worth.
The yoga pose: plank
Plank pose is great for stimulating this chakra. Plank stimulates the abs as well as your navel chakra, improving your self-worth and self-love.
For the heart chakra:
This is the fourth chakra, located in the middle of breastbone. It is the middle chakra with three below and three above. It is associated with unconditional love and is green in color. Problems with this chakra include asthma, heart disease, and breast issues. The thymus gland is a major endocrine gland that is regulated by this chakra. When stimulated, it improves the immune system and helps you fight infections. When there are issues with this chakra, many people experience depression, hatred, jealousy, and anger.
The yoga pose: low lunge
Low lounge with a heart opener is great pose to open up the heart and help balance the thymus gland. Heart-opener low lunge with open arms stimulates the heart chakra, igniting your emotions, and improves symptoms of anxiety and depression.
For the throat chakra:
This is the fourth chakra, located where your thyroid gland exists. It is blue in color and is associated with inner truth and your inner voice. Your throat chakra regulates your thyroid, parathyroid, and your voice. Thyroid dysfunction is very common, so balancing this chakra improves thyroid-stimulating hormone over time. Balancing this chakra is important, so you can always speak your truth and communicate appropriately.
The yoga pose: fish pose
Fish pose is a wonderful pose for helping stimulate your thyroid gland and deepen your inner voice. Fish pose stimulates your thyroid and parathyroid glands.
For the third eye:
It is purple in color and located in the center in middle of your forehead. This chakra is associated with your sixth sense, your clairvoyance, and your inner wisdom. When understimulated it affects the pituitary and pineal gland as well as visual issues, hearing loss. Growth hormone is produced in the pituitary gland and helps regulate bodily functions including metabolism, muscle mass, and sugar and fat metabolism. Continuously stimulating this chakra helps balance all of this. An imbalance of this chakra affects your intuition, insight, and can cause you to become negative and paranoid.
The yoga pose: headstand
One of the best poses to regulate this chakra is headstand, but please make sure you are under a certified yoga teacher who can help you get into this pose safely.
For the crown chakra:
This is the last chakra, located atop the forehead. This last chakra unites you with the universe and one with the divine and your higher self. Its color is violet. This chakra when aligned helps you reach your spiritual development and full potential and growth. This chakra affects the pineal gland, which regulates sleep and when misaligned can cause headaches. Melatonin production happens in the pineal gland, so perfecting this pose will help you maintain good sleep and overall good health. When this chakra is out of balance, it causes inability to learn and affects spirituality as well as mindfulness.
The yoga pose: meditation
Meditating really stimulates this chakra. So breathe in, breathe out, and clear your mind.
- REGULAR YOGI
FROM 11th to 20th OF THE MONTH
We use mudras like Surabhi and usha mudra and other mudras like mahamudra, vipareetkarni mudras and more.
Mudra for Hormone deficiency
Mudra is a part of holistic healing practice like Ayurveda and Yoga. It is very effective and easy to practice. You may practice it anywhere ate any time. The major advantage of mudra is you may practice it while traveling or watching T.V. 45 minutes of practice is enough to get the result. To know more about Jal- Vardhak or Varun mudra join the class.
Before practicing Mudras it is very important to find your Ayurvedic Body type
This mudra will help you to overcome hormone deficiency
Hormone imbalance or hormone deficiency becomes very common in the modern time. False diet and improper lifestyle are the major causes of hormone deficiency.
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a medical condition, caused by problems arising in the pituitary gland, in which the body does not produce enough growth hormone (GH). Growth hormone, also called somatropin, is a polypeptide hormone which stimulates growth and cell reproduction. Mudra is best natural and holistic healing process that will help you to overcome hormone deficiency.
Mudra for Hormone deficiency
Mudra is a part of holistic healing practice like Ayurveda and Yoga. It is very effective and easy to practice. You may practice it anywhere ate any time. The major advantage of mudra is you may practice it while traveling or watching T.V. 45 minutes of practice is enough to get the result.
Before practicing Mudras it is very important to find your Ayurvedic Body type To find yourAyurvedic body type follow this link
How to do Varun mudra:
First of all, sit in any comfortable pose or Padmasana. Join the tips of the little finger and thumb finger. This is called Varun Mudra.
The word “Pran” means life. The practice of Pran Mudra strengthens all the five pranas in our body. It is useful to increase the pranic energy (vital force) and also enhance immunity and vitality.
The practice of Pran mudra increases Earth element, Water element Kapha Humor and also reduce fire element and Pitta Humor.
Join the tips your little finger, ring finger and thumb finger to form pran mudra. You have to do mudras with both the hands. Look at the picture.
The effects of Pran mudra
The ring finger represents earth element, the little finger represents water element, and the thumb finger represents fire element. When you join the tips of the little finger and ring finger with thumb finger the element in that finger increases and the fire element reduced.
The practice of Pran mudra increases Prithvi element and Jal element. Both these element is the major part of Kapha humor. Kapha Plays a vital role in vitality, strength, and immunity.Prana mudra decreases Pitta humor. Pitta humor has a direct impact on bodily temperature.
Benefits of Pran mudra
Prana mudra is useful to overcome the conditions given below;
• Chronic fatigue
• General debility
• Low endurance
• Impaired immunity
• Mental tension
• Usual sense of time urgency
• Intolerance of heat
• Stress, and noise
• Ailments which get worse in summer
• Hyperthyroidism (weight –loss despite having good appetite)
• Inflammatory disorders (diseases ending with ‘it is’)
• Sleeplessness; light disturbed sleep
• High blood pressure
• Atherosclerosis(hardening and narrowing of arteries)
• Burning in the mouth, throat, stomach
• Aphthous ulcers
• Ulcerative colitis, Loose
• Bloody stools
• Scanty, burning urination
• Excessive, foul-smelling perspiration
• Excessive, painful menses
• Red-hot joints
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Instability of joints
• Burning, red, dry eyes; cataract
• Dry, red, hot, aging, skin; skin-rashes
• Dry, sparse, gray hair,
• Premature aging,disorders caused by a deficiency of earth and water elements within the body.
Duration for Pran Mudra Practice
Thirty to Forty-five minutes of regular practice is enough to get a good result. You can practice it at any time or any position but in the morning hours is the best time and you may take breaks in between the forty-five minutes practice.
It is better that If you practice Vata nashak mudra combined with this mudra.
If you are a Kapha excess person, the do this mudra in moderation only
- COMMITTED YOGI
FROM 21st TO 30th OF THE MONTH
Meditation is a method of calming the mind and focusing the attention inwards. Instead of centering on the outside world you focus on your, feelings, sensations, thoughts, breath, mantra, images, etc., and hook up with the self on a deeper level.
There are hundreds of natural ways, through which you can remove the hormonal imbalance.
Practicing meditation leads to improve immune system, fit cardiovascular system and balanced physiology. As we age, production of some hormones declines. The hormone, or endocrine, system is so intricately linked with the nervous system and our cognitive functioning and psychology that the interconnected web of chemical messaging that goes on is nothing short of mind boggling.
Meditation offers a deep absorbing capacity into human consciousness, psychology, and experience. It offers relationship between intellectual states and body physiology; emotional and cognitive processing; and the biologically linked religious experience.
Meditation increases gamma wave in the brain. The gamma brain waves are known as “feeling of blessings”. Dr. Amit Ray in the book “Om Chanting and Meditation” suggested the application of Om mantra for developing gamma waves.
Breathing exercises likeUjjai Pranayama and Khechari Mudra is the easiest way of balancing the hormones in the body.
There are many things that can disrupt the harmony of the hormone system. Stress greatly affects hormone balance. Indeed, the stress reaction is an evolutionary, protective hormonal response. In our contemporary world, this still functions, but rather than running from tigers, we run from the clock. By switching into chronic stress mode, elements of our hormone system get altered resulting in many possible imbalances, including adrenal depletion, thyroid over or under function.
Easy ways of eliminating hormonal imbalance
NATURE – has been proven to reduce blood pressure when we experience it, either vicariously or actually. Blood pressure is controlled in part by hormones, and effects many elements of the hormonal system (particularly stress). To use: Open your awareness to the natural forces around you. From ants and birds, to trees and wind. Take some time to recognise the natural world around you.
YOGA – is the ancient rishi practice passed from wizened Himalayan yogi to the Western world. Yoga balances the body/or mind complex and I would question if anything better exists to help balance hormonal function! To use: Find a qualified practitioner who’s classes you enjoy. Attend two to three classes a week to learn the correct alignments and get the most from the practices. Find yourself a yoga book you love reading and drink deep!
MEDITATION – is the art of cultivating mindfulness and increasing awareness. By cultivating calm, we help to balance the mind-body complex and consequently support hormonal balance. To use: Meditation must be practiced to be effective. It is with regular practice only that the results will occur. With practice, meditation can become more fulfilling. Find a good teacher to help you.
COCONUTS – are actually from the grass family, the fruits of which are profoundly great for us. In terms of hormonal health, fresh coconut meat provides the building blocks for various sex hormones, including the anti-ageing hormone DHEA. To use: Eat young green coconuts straight from the nut, or include in smoothies.
UJJAI BREATH– Inhalation and exhalation are both done through the nose. The “ocean sound” is created by moving the glottis as air passes in and out. As the throat passage is narrowed so, too, is the airway, the passage of air through which creates a “rushing” sound.
Hormonal Imbalance and Meditation
There are various types of meditation. Popular among them are mindfulness meditation, transcendental meditation, yoga and vipassana meditation. Meditation techniques vary from silent, guided, sound making, with music etc. However, they can be classified into two broad groups; concentration meditation and open monitoring meditation.
During concentration meditation the yogi focus their attention on a single object. In mindfulness Meditation practice every aspect of experience is welcomed and respected. Mindfulness meditation is also known as insight meditation. The purpose is to increase insight into the true nature of reality.
With concentration practice, you give the attention to a target that keeps you anchored in the present moment. The target can be a physical object, a mantra, prayer, image, or just the breath. You give the mind something steady to focus on and this becomes the object of concentration.
Whatever is used as the object for the concentration, the aim is to keep the mind focused on the selected object as much as you can.
Experiencing the divinity through meditation is the central part of spiritual life. Hormones are chemical messengers secreted by the brain cells or the glands. Endocrine glands are responsible for releasing hormones within the body.
Hormones Meditation and Science
Scientific studies conformed that, when we are in deep meditation and in divine love with God, Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins are the key hormones generated in the body. Divine love is the most lifting of all human emotions. The main hormones associated with meditations are as follows:
Dopamine stimulates ‘reward circuit’ by triggering an intense sprint of happiness.
Oxytocin is a powerful hormone released during deep meditation. It develops feelings of attachment towards the object of attention.
Vasopressin is another vital hormone in the long-term commitment towards the object of meditation. Vasopressin is released at the later part of the meditation.
Serotonin is known as the well-being chemical. It is important for the feeling of happiness. The pleasant experiences of serotonin have a calming influence throughout the body.
Endorphins are responsible for developing high-feelings of euphoria. If there is pain in the body due to long sitting posture, endorphins are released which gives a pleasant feelings.
Meditation benefits us in many ways. It makes our body strong and healthy. It makes our mind balanced.
Hormones work together as messengers in your body: They tell your physiological systems when to jump and how high. They direct your emotions, tell you when you need rest and sustain you mentally. So it makes sense that hormonal imbalances are felt and seen. Yoga poses pressurize and depressurize specific glands. These subtle compressions and decompressions can regulate secretions.
There’s the secret: Yoga poses stimulate and balance endocrine function.
Here are 25 reasons to do yoga to improve your hormonal health:
- Regulate your hormones. Hormoneimbalances affect how you look, sleep and feel. Yoga’s focus on breathing, meditation and poses has a positive effect on the endocrine system and helps balance hormones when they’re off kilter.
- Balance your body. The brain, nervous system and endocrine system all work together to move your body: The brain commands the action, the nervous system carries the message and the endocrine system is responsible for long-term body maintenance using glands and hormones. Yoga keeps the systems fluid and balanced.
- Power your master gland. Certain yoga poses stimulate the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland, the “master gland,” produces hormones that power other endocrine glands. This gland is responsible for growth hormones, which stimulate the thyroid gland and adrenal gland. But it also releases endorphins that soothe the nervous system and decrease feelings of pain.
- Sleep better. The pineal gland excretes the melatonin hormone that regulates sleep patterns. Certain yoga poses stimulate the pineal gland.
- Improve mood and relieve anxiety. Get your GABA on! Boston University School of Medicine researchers say yoga is a better anxiety reliever and mood lifter than other exercise after a study compared gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels of yoga practitioners and walkers. Depression and anxiety are linked to low GABA levels.
- Mitigate menopause. With menopause comes fluctuating hormones, which can disrupt your sleep, pack pounds onto your belly, make you grumpy and kill your sex drive. But studies have shown that yoga can help. Yoga can ease the symptoms of menopause from hot flashes to night sweats – even memory loss.
- Cut hot flashes. Yoga can decrease hot flashes by 31 percent, according to one study.
- Boost your libido. Strike a pose! Yoga helps with flexibility, relaxation, toning, weight loss and hormone balance. But it also works your pelvic floor muscles along with the glutes, waist, thighs, abs and arms. Both the visible and beneath-the-skin parts of your body benefit.
- Remember better. Yoga clears the cobwebs, particularly during PMS, perimenopause, menopause and andropause. These can be times when many women and men suddenly lose their train of thought or realize they cannot recognize their own thoughts. Yoga helps collect fragmented thoughts with its major benefit of improved mental alertness via improved blood flow and deep, focused breathing.
- Cut cravings. Carbs stimulate the release of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin. Yoga stimulates serotonin and stops the cravings before they start.
- Fight fatigue. During perimenopause, women complain of fatigue second only to hot flashes. Plunging progesterone or depleted adrenal glands might be part of the problem. But everyone experiences fatigue. A trifecta of factors (eating healthful foods and staying hydrated; taking time to rest, recover and enjoy; and physical activity) work against fatigue, and all of them are covered by yoga.
- Reduce and manage pain. Pain management involves detaching yourself from the psychological experience of pain. Yoga can reduce pain by stretching muscles and correcting posture. And yoga’s psychological benefits, specifically more mindfulness, has been shown to increase quality of life for chronic pain patients.
- Remain relaxed. Yoga’s focus on breathing allows the diaphragm to wholly descend and pump full breaths throughout the body. This slow breathing practice activates the parasympathetic nervous system and balances the body, easing strain and promoting calmness.
- Release stress’s controlling grip. We often cause our own stress, or allow it to take over. Yoga calms your mind long enough to release it from stress’s controlling grip.
- Avoid heightened reactions to the environment. Stress, tension and anxiety activate the sympathetic nervous system. This increases the heartbeat, which pumps blood more quickly through the body. Then the body readies for the fight or flight response, which in turn uses adrenaline to heighten your muscle power. Yoga helps manage stress, tension and anxiety, thus reducing the adrenaline rush response to unnecessary triggers.
- Combat anxiety. When lack of sleep, stress about money, feelings of instability and poor nutrition control your mind and rev up the sympathetic nervous system, you aren’t able to release tension. Eventually, you can hold your body in a constant state of strain and it becomes normal. Yoga promotes peace and detachment from these unnecessary stressors, alleviating controlling anxiety.
- Zap insomnia. Insomnia can result from a variety of factors, from stress and anxiety to plummeting progesterone when the adrenal glands are exhausted and overtaxed. Yoga inversions help ground the body’s energy, burn off excess energy and wipe out insomnia.
- Defeat depression. Depression is often blamed on hormonal imbalance. For example, estrogen dominance caused by a drastic drop in progesterone can be the culprit of many complaints, from panic attacks to severe clinical depression. Yoga regulates these hormonal imbalances.
- Stop mood swings. Hormones are directly connected with mood stability. Bending forward and shutting out external distractions can soothe the mind and reduce the effects of stress, thereby combating irritability and mental tension.
- Fight fibromyalgia. Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced and released by the adrenal gland. Women with fibromyalgia have lower-than-average cortisol levels and secretion of the hormone is dysregulated. In a study by York University researchers, regular hatha yoga was shown to increase these women’s cortisol levels.
- Free your face from aging wrinkles. The pituitary gland controls growth hormone, which can cause deepened facial wrinkles when imbalanced. Yoga aids the pituitary gland’s regular function.
- Thwart thyroid symptoms. The thyroid controls your basal metabolic rate, growth and cell processes while the parathyroid controls calcium and phosphate in the blood. Imbalances in your thyroid can cause depression; cold hands and feet; weight problems and difficulty waking in the morning. Yoga helps regulate the thyroid.
- Elevate estrogen. The ovaries are the main source of estrogen, the hormone that regulates menstrual cycle, pregnancy, breast feeding, and female physical appearance and sexuality. Estrogen imbalances can cause bone loss; wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and forehead; more facial hair; dry eyes; thinning scalp hair; depression surrounding your period; light sleep and waking unrefreshed. Yoga helps your body secrete the right amount of estrogen.
- Lose weight. Yoga is exercise. It burns calories and gets your system in sync to burn fat faster. It also helps you gain a long and lean physique.
- Grow taller. Poor posture makes you shorter. Yoga gets your bones back in alignment, improves posture and stretches your muscles, allowing you to gain a little bit of height.
When your hormones are balanced, your body says Namaste.