Every woman has to go through the stages of menopause which may occur between the age of 40-60 depending upon their physical, hormonal and psychological changes. Menopause can be a gradual or an abrupt process. It is a purely biological process and should not be considered as an illness. However, it has been observed that most women become prone to Osteoporosis and Heart diseases after going through menopause.
Menopause, the Symptoms
Some of the common symptoms of menopause are irregular menstruation, hot flashes, alteration in sexual desire, vaginal dryness, urinary problems, sleep disturbances, mood swings, back aches and palpitations. However, the occurrence of these symptoms may vary from person to person and some women undergo menopause without even experiencing any of these symptoms.
Normally, menopause does not require any kind of medical treatment as it is a natural process, but in some women the occurrence of the menopausal symptoms may become so prominent that it demands medical attention. However, by simply practicing Yoga postures, you can also deal with various symptoms of menopause successfully without any medical intervention whatsoever. So, here are some basic Yoga sessions to help you overcome the symptoms of menopause:
Kapalabhati is a special type of breathing technique which is mainly practiced for body cleansing. It helps in clearing your air passages and releasing tension. Kapalabhati also helps you to breathe quickly and makes you less prone to heart diseases by removing blockages from your chest
2. Hands to Feet or Pada Hastasana
This pose has many physical benefits which involves the combination of your hands and feet. It helps in trimming your waist, provide elasticity to your spine and stretch the ligaments present in your legs. This Yoga pose prevents your body from Osteoporosis.
3. Mountain Pose or Tadasana
This pose allows your body to experience some traits of a mountain like strength, stillness, relaxed power and stability. Practicing this posture helps your body to adjust with the hormonal changes associated with menopause.
4. Sun salutation or Surya Namaskar
This pose prepares your body for practicing other Yoga Asanas or Yoga postures by limbering your entire body in a series of twelve different Yoga positions which are usually performed in the form of one continuous exercise.
5. Warrior Pose
Performing Warrior Pose helps in stretching and strengthening your arms and legs, improving concentration and balance, increasing stamina and in relieving back pain. However, this pose is not recommended for people suffering from diarrhea, neck problems or high blood pressure.
6. Tree Pose or Tadasana
This pose strengthens and stretches your thighs, ankles, calves and back. It helps in increasing the flexibility of your groin while at the same time improving your ability to concentrate and maintain balance. This yoga pose is also very beneficial for people with flat feet and sciatica.