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April 27, 2015
Yoga reduces the effects of menopauses hormonal changes by balancing the endocrine system. It smoothes the hormonal and glandular changes and with regular practice of yoga will ease the physical aspects of menopause, as well as it will inspire a spiritual awakening.
Yoga stimulates the muscles, bone and endocrine system. It balances your metabolism and allows the natural intelligence of the body to determine the physical shape.
On a physical level, yoga eases menstrual and menopausal problems by relaxing the nervous system, balancing the endocrine system, increasing the flow of blood and oxygen to the reproductive organs and strengthening the muscles surrounding those organs.
Psychologically, yoga works to ease stress and promote relaxation. It offers a woman the opportunity to go deep inside and learn about her body from the inside out.
With the estrogen levels lowering, hot flashes and night sweats can start. But once the hormone fluctuations calm down and the body adjusts to lower estrogen level those symptoms will stop too. It is believed that stress also brings on hot flashes. Anything that affects your central nervous system has the potential to increase the frequency and intensity of hot flashes. If one can become aware of what agitates that hot flashes, and can avoid or not use them, might help. The next step is the attitude towards these hot flashes. How are you reacting to it? Fighting against it or using breathing methods and letting it flow up.
For hot flashes, upside - down poses has a very powerful effect on the neurndocrine system. During hot flashes the life force (prana) moves from the center of the body outward, heating the skin. Upside- down poses draws the prana inward toward the organs and away from the skin surface, when the cooling starts. Instead of headstand, shoulder stand or putting the legs up against the wall can be practiced as well. The main thing while doing the yoga poses is, they should support, not agitate you. You should be aware of what you need, and do those yoga poses, and not do the poses that dont feel good.
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