Yoga: THESE poses help with Menopause

Updated on Sep 07, 2019 01:03 PM IST  |  1.2M
Yoga: THESE poses help with Menopause
Yoga: THESE poses help with Menopause

Hot flashes, night sweats, and irregular periods are some symptoms of Menopause. Mood swings and irritation on irrational things also happen when a woman goes through Menopause. Menopause occurs when a woman hasn't got her periods for a year and can no longer get pregnant naturally. It is a gradual condition, preceded by a perimenopausal transition period. It begins between the ages of 45 and 55 but can develop before or after this age range. And if you are going through the frequent menopausal mood swings and changes then here's how you can get relief from them. 


Yoga can help you with menopause. Yes, these specific yoga poses can help you with menopause symptoms. These poses are simple and don't require much effort. Practice it daily to relieve yourself from menopausal symptoms. 





Sit down cross-legged on a mat. Keep your spine erect and close your eyes and take three deep breaths. Do this at least 10 times. It will not only calm your nerves but will also help you with irritation and mood swings. 


Standing Forward Bend:



Stand at the edge of the mat and keep your feet at hip-width. Take your right arm and stretch to the right side.  Take 2 deep breaths and then switch to the left side. Then bend your torso forward, and tuck your chest onto your knees. It will stretch the muscles and will help with the pain. 


Chair pose:



Keep your feet together and extend your arms over your head. Draw your hips back, like you are about to sit on a chair. Now bend your elbows, lower your arms and straighten them over your head. It's good for your back and will also give you some relief with flashes. 


Warrior Pose II:



From a standing position, take your left-back and bend the right knee. Then extend your arms to the height of your shoulder, and keep your palms down. Lift hands 4 to 5 inches. Hold for 10 seconds, then lower. Do this 5 times.


Side-Angle Pose:



From the warrior pose, bring your right elbow down to your knee. After this, extend the left hand inside the right shin with your chest facing the floor. Bend your left elbow upwards and hold the pose for 10 seconds. Repeat this at least 5 times. 


Perform these yoga poses for menopause symptoms, and you will see the difference yourself. 



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