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These 6 super-effective yoga poses will keep your vagina healthy and strong

Trouble down under can make you feel physically and mentally uneasy. And so, it is important to take care of your vaginal health with the help of these yoga asanas.
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Sonakshi Kohli Published: 2 Jul 2020, 17:16 pm IST
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Vaginal health plays an important role in the physical, psychological and emotional well-being of a woman. It impacts one’s lifestyle and affects the quality of sexual

relationships with their partners. Thus, any weakness or issues related to the vagina can cause a great deal of physical as well as mental distress. 

Basically, a healthy vagina contributes to the total well-being of a woman. Apart from healthy eating habits, an organized lifestyle, and proper intimate-hygiene habits, yoga can also boost the vaginal health of a woman.

Here are 6 yoga poses recommended by celebrity fitness expert, yoga-preneur, and wellness coach, Grandmaster Akshar that work like a charm and can do wonders for your vaginal health:

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Yoga for the hygiene of your vagina. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

1. Prasarita padottanasana

  • Stand with your feet wide apart, keeping them parallel to each other and your toes pointing slightly inward.
  • Keep your knees straight, exhale, and bend forward keeping your palms beside your shoulders.
  • Drop your head down to touch the ground if you can while keeping your back straight.
  • Hold this position for 30 seconds and repeat it thrice.

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2. Titliasana

  • Sit on the mat with your legs folded.
  • Bring the soles of your feet together.
  • Pull your heels closer to your pelvis and gently start flapping your knees up and down.
  • Exhale as you push your knees down and inhale as you release from the posture.
  • 30 seconds and 3 sets should suffice.
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Butterfly pose aka Titliasana. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Baddha Konasana

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  • Begin by sitting on the mat.
  • Fold your legs and bring the soles of your feet together.
  • Pull your heels closer to your pelvis and gently push your knees down.
  • Exhale to empty the air from your stomach, lean your upper body forward, and place your forehead on the floor.
  • Hold for 30 seconds and repeat up to 3 times.

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4. Chakrasana

  • Lie down on your back
  • Fold your legs at your knees and ensure that your feet are placed firmly on the floor.
  • Bend your arms at the elbows with your palms facing the sky. Rotate your arms at the shoulders and place your palms on the floor on either side of your head.
    Inhale, put pressure on your palms and legs. Lift your entire body up to form an arch.
  • Relax your neck and allow your head to fall gently behind.
  • Remember to inhale as you lift up into the posture.
  • After holding this position for a few seconds, get back to the starting position slowly and gently.
Chakrasana. Image courtesy: Grand Master Akshar

5. Dhanurasana

  • Begin by lying down on your stomach.
  • Bend your knees and hold your ankles with your palms placing a strong grip.
  • Lift your legs and arms as high as you can.
  • Look up and hold the posture.
  • Inhale as you lift up into the posture, hold your breath while you stretch out and exhale when you get back to the starting position.

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6. Supta Vajrasana

  • Kneel down on your mat.
  • Place your pelvis on your heels and point your toes outwards.
  • Separate the feet and keep your knees together.
  • Place your palms behind your hips, pointing them forward.
  • Recline gently first on your palms and then, on your elbows.
  • If you are comfortable, then lie down on your back.
  • Place your palms on your knees facing upward, straighten your back, and look forward.

So, ladies, keep your vagina healthy for an overall healthy life with these yoga asanas!

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