Hot yoga, power yoga, slim yoga – the range of different yoga styles for different needs explodes almost. The latest trend is hormone yoga, a form of Indian kinematics that focuses on women and their classic ailments. We talked to hormone yoga expert Angelina Fleischmann (www.angelina-fleischmann.at) about "hormonal yoga therapy" and reveal three simple exercises that can be mimicked at home.) WOMAN: How does hormone yoga differ from other yoga practices? ? Angelina Fleischmann: Hormone yoga is a dynamic yoga style that is based on the traditional asanas (exercises), but has been supplemented with a special breathing technique (Bhastrika) and energetic exercises, which help to repair the hormone-producing glands of the body (ovaries, thyroid gland , Pituitary and adrenal glands.) WOMAN: For whom is hormone-yoga suitable? Fleischmann: In principle, it is suitable for women of all ages, but especially for women from age 30 on prevention and, of course, for women who are intensively concerned with femininity WOMAN: Who should skip hormone yoga? Fleischmann: In no case may hormone yoga be used in estrogen-dependent tumors, i n pregnancy and endometriosis. WOMAN: What are the positive effects? Fleischmann: Hormone-Yoga supports women with hormonal fluctuations, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), menopause, cycle disorders, the desire to have children and postpartum development. Especially in younger women, there are very good results in menstrual pain. In older women, I have had good experiences with hot flashes and mood swings. For good results but you have to do some exercises really regularly! Hormone-Yoga: exercises for the home Hormone-Yoga was developed by the American Dinah Rodrigues in the 90s. It consists of 15 basic exercises for daily use. Angelina Fleischmann extends the basic exercises with exercises from classical hatha yoga, which also influence the hormone balance. щ Bhastrika: In the case of Bhastrika (inhalation of bellows), the nose is inhaled and exhaled quickly and noisily. When doing so, the belly button is pulled outward while breathing in and exhaling inwards. This form of breathing enhances the effect of the exercises. щ The Muslim prayer posture: starting position: sit in the heel seat, the left leg is stretched backwards and the upper body bent over the bent right leg, hands loose before the head. 7 breaths Bhastrika while drawing attention to the right ovary. Change page. щ The head-knee-seat – Janu Shirshasana: Starting position: put in the long seat, bend the left knee and put it down so that the sole of the foot touches the right thigh. Raise the arms and let the upper body sink forwards and downwards. Place your hands on your lower leg or foot. 7 breaths Bhastrika. Then inhale, hold your breath and place the tongue on the palate, at the same time tense the pelvic floor, count to 3 and exhale. Change page.