Enjoy Your Menopause!

August 23, 2008

Relieve Menopause Symptoms with Yoga

Filed under: Uncategorized — Beverly Mahone @ 12:52 pm
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It’s no secret that exercise is vital to maintaining a healthy body. As women age and go through menopause, it can become even more important. Why not try yoga?

Yoga can reduce hot flashes and night sweats among women going through menopause, and also appears to sharpen their mental function, researchers from India report.

A regular yoga practice can help with specific symptoms of menopause and our attitude towards it. Yoga postures level out the physiological instability by relaxing and gently stretching every muscle in the body, promoting better blood circulation.

Those who practice yoga say the benefits include balancing the endocrine system which controls our body’s production of hormones. It calms the nervous system, reducing stress and the aggravation of hot flashes. Yoga is a weight-bearing exercise, strengthening our bones and preventing osteoporosis. Yoga also massages the reproductive organs, relieves pelvic congestion and headaches, boosts the immune system, reduces fatigue, and smoothes out mood swings. The deep breathing that goes hand in hand with the various yoga poses oxygenates the blood, cleansing the organs and respiratory system, nourishing the nervous system. Yoga creates strength and flexibility in our bodies, calms our minds and centers us in our hearts. Yoga soothes, balances and rejuvenates all parts of us, bringing us to wholeness, allowing us to shine.

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1 Comment »

  1. I am finally winding down on the hot flashes but if someone had told me Yoga would have helped you can bet I’d have been twisting my drenched body in all sorts of new positions!

    Comment by Pop Art Diva — August 25, 2008 @ 12:53 am | Reply


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