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Yoga For Women in Menopause
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Menopause is a phase of great importance in every woman's life, which may cause a lot of mixed feelings to occur. To think that it is an illness would be incorrect, as it is just a stage that every woman has to cross at a certain age.

Menopause basically means that the woman would no longer be able to give birth to a child and her menstrual cycle would come to an end. Due to this, there might be a blend of emotions that every woman may experience. Some women take this as a positive turn in their life, as menopause means that they can have a closer bond with their love one and a healthier sex life.

While the rest may consider this to be a highly depressing phase, as not being able to give birth would mean that they no longer have the main female characteristic present in them. This would lead to a lot of stress and doubts about oneself. This is not it, as menopause has a number of unpleasant symptoms, which are experienced by most of the women who are going through it.

Yoga plays an important role in providing relief from some of the biological changes that take place in the body of a woman, and benefit the person's emotional well being to a great extent. Many women going through the pre-menopausal stage have reported that yoga seems to be highly beneficial during this time.

If you do not have any prior experience with yoga, it is advised to take classes instead of learning it from a book. By attending classes, one gets exposure on how it should be done practically; this is a lot better than bookish knowledge.

Moreover, one gets to learn what positions should be taken and breathing techniques followed, which would be helpful. For example, one will learn how certain asanas can be of great help to overcome stress and uplifting one's moods.

At times, some confusion forms about which sort of postures should be followed, as different resources may suggest contradictory styles. Some books may provide information about mild and gentle postures being the best during this stage. On the other hand, some yoga instructors would be of the view that such postures lead to further problems such as gaining weight and experiencing mood swings. Therefore, they may suggest being active as a better option. Some postures which are considered to be helpful include triangle pose, half moon and standing postures.

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