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Yoga and Menopause

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Yoga and menopause, bet you never thought to put those two together! Yoga is an excellent way to cope with all the changes and symptoms that come with menopause.

It is your time to relax and renew your energy and feeling of well-being. Yes, yoga can help you keep your body, mind, and spirit in balance. Menopause is a natural occurrence and yoga can help you deal with this transitional time in your life. Just establishing a regular daily yoga routine will help.

All yoga poses are beneficial. Yoga Sun Salutation is a fantastic well rounded routine or a routine of simple yoga stretches each morning will give you a good start to your day. As with all exercise it is always best to do what feels right for your body.

Yoga restorative poses are a good place to start, since this is the time in your life when you find yourself experiencing lack of energy. You usually feel too tired to exercise even though exercise is the key to staying strong and having the energy you need.

Yoga and Menopause Restorative Pose
This restorative pose is a wonderful way to replenish that lost energy after a long day. It gets the blood flowing which in turn improves your circulation.

    Legs up the Wall Pose
    Lying on your yoga mat near a wall with your feet facing the wall lift your feet on to the wall and slide yourself closer to the wall until your legs are pointing straight up against the wall. Now relax into the floor with arms out to your sides. Melt into the floor and stay in the pose for as long as you feel comfortable. Let all the stress and tension melt away.

    When you are ready very slowly come out of the posture by bending your knees toward your chest and then rolling on to your side. Get up when you are ready.

Enjoy the Benefits
Yoga is an ideal way to handle the changes you are experiencing in menopause. If you are already practicing on a regular basis you know that yoga benefits every stage in your life. If you are new to yoga you will soon begin to enjoy its benefits as well.

Make the commitment for yourself. Find a good instructor and regularly practice two to three times a week and you will notice a difference in your mood, flexibility, and energy. If you prefer to practice on your own, work with a yoga instructor to design a program of poses that are comfortable for you. Not everyone can do the more strenuous poses like head stands and not everyone should nor do they need to. You can build a yoga routine that’s just right for you that is the beauty of yoga.

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