The following exercises are helpful for PMS:
¢ The Cobra (Bhujangasana)
¢ The Cat (Bidalasana)
¢ The Relaxation Pose (Savasana)
Perimenopause and Menopause
Within the next twenty years, upwards of 40 million American women will enter menopause. Menopause can occur between the ages of thirty-five and sixty. The approximate age of menopause hovers around the ages of fifty to fifty-five. Prior to menopause, women experience perimenopause. This is not the same as menopause; it is premenstrual tension from delayed menses. In perimenopause, the ety, many women fear and loathe the onset of menopause. It can become a time of great consternation instead of a meaningful rite of passage. Practicing yoga inspires a spiritual awakening and empowers a woman as it awakens the body to its strength, flexibility, and natural wisdom. Women who have practiced yoga prior to menopause find the onset of both perimenopause and menopause easier or report less discomfort associated with these cycles.
Yoga can help combat the emotional and physical stress that is ofen a part of menopause.
If you have not practiced inverted postures or have never done yoga, do not try them on your own. Always seek a good teacher. If you have a neck injury, spinal injury, or hypertension, do not practice inverted postures. A knowledgeable teacher can help you with modified inverted postures.
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