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Yoga For Women - Benefits of Yoga In Menopause [s1:e6]

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Yoga is effective in managing menopausal symptoms and can be considered as a holistic package of self-care in menopause. It can reduce stress and relieve symptoms of insomnia, hot flushes, weight gain and improve quality of life in women going through menopause, promote a healthy lifestyle, create a positive attitude and regulate and balance the endocrine and hormonal systems make it an excellent therapy to soften the transition into menopause.

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Meditation increases plasma melatonin levels naturally and melatonin effectively improves sleep quality. While asana may not directly influence estrogen production, specific postures can help control unpleasant symptoms. It can relax the nervous system and improve the functioning of the endocrine system ( especially the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, the thyroid, and the parathyroid gland ), which helps the body adapt to hormonal fluctuations. Makarasana, Parvatasana, Shithilikarana Vyayama along with breathing practices like Chandrabhedan, Sheetali, Shitkari practice would be extremely beneficial.

Sage Patanjali in Patanjala Yoga Sutra rightly points out, “Heyam Dukham Anagatam” - Stop any potential suffering before it arises.This is the purpose of yoga. The most successful approach to achieving a smooth transition is to start now—no matter what age you are. Honor your womanhood and give yourself time and space for self-care no matter how busy you are. Prioritize your self-care when you are young to prevent distress in later years.

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