Can Yoga can help during menopause?

Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life. it can be smooth and easy for some women. But for others it can bring  increased anxiety, depression, endless hot flushes, and sleepless nights.  This all can lead to fatigue and exhaustion. 

Sound familiar?    So based on research which has shown that 83% of women experiencing “menopausal disorders” found their regular yoga practice helpful.   

A randomised controlled trial of 33 women with hot flushes done at Harvard’s Mind/Body Medical Institute evaluated the effects of stress-reduction training.   The women who practised relaxation response, a technique based on yoga mantra meditation, brought significant reductions in hot flush intensity.   Additionally a marked reduction in measures of anxiety and depression, compared to the control group.

All it takes is about 20-30 minutes a day and this has the power to transform these years to a time of personal growth, calm and serenity.  Want to know more?