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Yoga and Menopause

Updated: Mar 12, 2022

Yoga is by far the most effective way to manage menopause, and if you have read my previous blogs, you know that I have always put emphasis on how Yoga can help you with many aspects during menopause. In today’s blog, I will tell you 3 poses of Yoga that will help you with specific issues during menopause and help you form those poses! Let breath and. Begin

Dwi Pada Uttanapadasan (Double Leg Raise)

The double leg raise strengthens the abs and also helps in relieving menopausal symptoms. Here are the steps to do it

  • Lie down flat on the floor

  • Relax your mind and keep your body straight

  • Inhale and raise both your legs together

  • Bring the legs at an angle of 90 degrees

  • Exhale and bring both legs down

  • Repeat this 10 times

  • Make sure you don’t bend the legs or arch your back while doing this pose.

For more details, check out this article on 5 Ways of Boosting your Self–Confidence during Menopause

Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-legged standing forward bend)

This pose strengthens the Legs and Abdominal muscles. It also helps relax and keep the mind cool. Here are the steps to do it

  • Strand straight in a wide-legged stand

  • Make sure to keep your back straight.

  • The leg should be slightly more the hip-width

  • Point your toes outwards.

  • Breath in and bend your body from the hips and move down.

  • Make sure you keep your back straight and hands either on the floor.

  • Breath out and come up, Repeat 10 times.

  • Make sure your back is straight the whole time during the movement.

Marichyasana (Sage Twist)

The sage twist helps relax the abdominal muscles by stretching them and provide lower back pain relief.

  • Sit on the ground and keep your back straight and legs forward

  • Bend your right knee and place it on the floor, next to your inside left thigh.

  • Turn and place your right hand on the floor behind you with palm down

  • Take your left hand and wrap it on the outside of your right knee

  • Inhale and stretch your spine upwards and exhale, repeat on the other side.

Start these yoga – asanas and feel the difference in yourself.

Stay Healthy and Beautiful!

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