It transports sugar to the muscles and if the body has more glucose than is needed, insulin is involved in the process of storing it as fat should we need it later (1).Research shows that women with PCOS have some kind of dysfunction in the cells responsible for secreting insulin (Beta cells).If you’re anything like me, you’ve looked at them with both admiration and envy, muttering to yourself, I wish I could do that. Well, I’m here to assure you that yoga is for every body.In fact, yoga is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise for the bodies, minds, and spirits of women with PCOS!
Insulin is an important hormone that is responsible for metabolizing glucose or dealing with sugar in our blood stream.I say this as someone who – close to 20 years after being diagnosed with PCOS and over a decade after trying yoga for the first time – has learned that her own magnificently plus-sized, apple-shaped PCOS body has gifted her with a strong yoga practice and equipped her to become a yoga teacher-in-training!My own journey with PCOS officially began in the mid-1990s.Since her initial boost of fame, she’s launched the No Body Shame Campaign, and landed a TLC reality show called that’s set to air January 13. terms for everything these days, but fat people are fair game,” Whitney says. ” “Looking back to when I was thin, I can’t believe how much I took it for granted,” she says.In a preview clip for the show Whitney explains that she used to be a slim 112 pounds, but quickly gained over 200 in college after developing polycystic ovarian syndrome. “I hate people thinking that I’m lazy.” She’s happy now to embrace dancing despite her weight, and even teaches a dance class for bigger women.It seems that these cells are responsible for detecting sugar in the blood stream and may over react, producing more insulin than is needed. Also, many, but not all, women with PCOS also have (3).