Yoga reduces symptoms of menopause

The menopause It is a stage where the woman experiences many physical and hormonal changes, because her reproductive phase ends. In addition, there are different symptoms that can be uncomfortable for her.

According to a study published by the magazine Menopause, the practice of yoga helps to reduce the symptomatology, such as insomnia , the anxiety , the stress , the irritability and mood swings.

The research consisted of 44 women with postmenopause (50 and 65 years), who did not have a hormonal treatment, perform some positions of yoga and stretching, for four months. Before and after the therapy a medical examination was applied; In addition, its quality of dream Y stress .

After the trial period, women reported a decrease in symptoms, said the researcher Helena Hachul , of the Federal University of São Paulo .


Practice yoga!

For those reasons, here we present the three asanas , that will help you prevent the insomnia and the stress :

1.- Uttanasana : This powerful flex stretches the calves, the hamstrings, the glutes and the muscles of the spine. In addition to giving flexibility to the back of the body, posture helps relieve anxiety and depression, tones the abdominal organs and can relieve menstrual cramps.

2.- Prasarita Padottansana : It is a standing posture, a flexion and an inversion. At the beginning it takes effort to fully stretch the hamstrings, turn the pelvis and extend the spine. With practice the complete posture becomes a rest and a remedy for anxiety.

3.- Paschimottanasana : This asana stretches the hamstrings and muscles of the lower back, increases blood flow in the abdomen and genitals, and prepares the knees and hips for Padmasana (the Lotus posture).

Remember to stretch and warm your body before practicing them. Even if you are not in the stage of menopause, you can practice them to take away some tension and relieve menstrual cramps. And you, have you practiced yoga ever?

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