Yoga Exercises for Prostate

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Certain yoga exercises involving the standing pelvic tilt and Downward Dog work the muscles of the pelvic floor to increase blood flow to the prostate. Help assure a healthy prostate by learning the exercises in this free video on yoga therapy.

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Hi, I'm CarolAnn with Cyberworkouts.com, and I'm going to show you yoga poses for prostate. So, we're going to start with a standing pelvic tilt. In standing pelvic tilt, you want to make sure that your feet are hip-width apart and you're standing nice and tall, lengthening out through the crown of your head, and you can even place your hand right at your pelvis region, and then in the lower back. So, what we're going to do is we're going to inhale, then exhale, and then tilt the pelvis forward, and then, opposite direction. So, we tilt forward into a posterior tilt, and then we tilt anteriorly. So, we really want to use the breath here as well. So, we inhale anterior, exhale posterior. So, inhale and exhale, and really draw up into those pelvic floor muscles, and that will really help massage and really increase blood flow to that prostate. The next pose that we will perform is the Downward Dog. So, in Downward Dog, you can start by coming down to a forward fold position, and you're just resting the head, and then start to walk your hands out. Now, in Downward Dog, you separate your fingers, and if you have wrist issues you could even just kind of grasp the floor with your fingertips, and first start off with a nice flat back. So, if you need to slightly bend your knees to perform the Downward Dog, that is an option for you because you want to have flat back pressing from the palms of your hands and igniting out through your tailbone. Once you create a nice flat back and you are hollowing out the armpits and opening up the heart and squeezing the shoulder blades together, you may start to straighten those knees and then once you are efficient at having your knees straight then you can start to lower the heels down towards the floor. And just create a nice neutral spine here breathing in through the nose all the way through the belly out through the nose, complete full breaths and you can hold this pose for five breaths and then gently walk your hands back in towards your feet into that forward fold and roll up. The next exercise come down to the floor, extend your legs straight out in front of you. We're going to move into a seated forward fold. So, what you want to do is get right on your sits bones, nice tall spine, inhale, elevate those arms floating up, shoulders down and exhale, fold forward and reach as far as you can. So, if you've got your fingers on your toes or even at your ankles or shins again you know, I say this all the time. It's about what you feel like and not what you look like. So, you want to feel a nice stretch in the back of the legs through the lower back and just really lengthen through that spine and breathe in through the nose, out through the nose, hold this pose for about five breaths and once you do so, gently lift up out of the position. Those are some excellent yoga poses for prostate. I'm CarolAnn with Cyberworkouts.com.

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