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Effect of Hormone Yoga Therapy on Symptomatic Manifestations of Dysfunctions in the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems



Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Kinanthropology
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Keywords Hormone yoga therapy; dysfunction of endocrine system; dysfunction of female reproductive system; infertility; climacteric syndrome
Description The current research study was conducted to assess the effects of the application of the licensed motion intervention programme called Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT) on 30 selected symptomatic manifestations of selected dysfunctions of the endocrine and reproductive systems. The respondents were 135 women who completed the Hormone yoga therapy (HYT) seminar in authorized HYT centres. 19 of the respondents had to be excluded from the study as they were using hormonal contraceptives or did not practice sufficiently. The remaining 116 respondents were divided into group 1 (n=61, age 19-35 years) and group 2 (n=55, age 36-55 years). The HYT practice included postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama) and relaxation. Significant improvements were observed in some of the 30 chosen symptomatic manifestation of dysfunction in the endocrine and reproductive systems. The practice of HYT was concluded to be potentially helpful in improving of symptomatic manifestations such as mood changes, physical exhaustion, anger, constipation, premenstrual syndrome, anxiety and misery flushes, back pain, and libido decrease. However, further research with a larger sample size is recommended for better understanding of the mechanism of the effects on the selected disorders of reproductive and endocrine system.

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