The Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis is our central stress response system. It is a complicated set of relationships and signals that exist between the hypothalamus (a part of the brain), the pituitary gland (also part of the brain) and the adrenals (at the top of the kidney).
EVERY woman should do this pose for at least 15 mins a day! The benefits are endless, such a simple yet powerfully restorative pose!! Especially if you are faced with stress, anxiety, or just general being run down... It gets all your adrenal glands pumping, stimulates bloody low to vital organs, ovaries, digestion, bladder, it re grounds and re energises, not to mention lymphatic boosting which helps a wide range of health problems in itself.
Your health is on a continuum. On one end you have optimal health, and on the other, you have chronic illness. Your adrenal health works in the same way. Adrenal fatigue is a mild form of adrenal insufficiency that occurs when your adrenal glands are overstressed.