Yoga increased serum estrogen levels in postmenopausal women-a case report

Menopause. 2016 May;23(5):584-6. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000593.


Objective: This case report aimed to evaluate 4 months of yoga practice on the quality of life (QOL) and estradiol levels of two postmenopausal women.

Methods: Participants were clinically healthy postmenopausal women, with follicle-stimulating hormone levels greater than or equal to 30 mIU/mL and a body mass index lower than 30 kg/m. The participants practiced yoga for 4 months in two 1-hour sessions per week.

Results: The participants exhibited an abnormal estrogen-level increase after 4 months of yoga practice and showed QOL improvements.

Conclusions: In some cases, yoga practice can affect the female neuroendocrine system, increasing estrogen and improving QOL.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Body Mass Index
  • Estrogens / blood*
  • Female
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone / blood
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Postmenopause / blood*
  • Quality of Life*
  • Yoga*


  • Estrogens
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone