Physical Activity and Perimenopause Relief
Engaging in regular exercise is important for women in perimenopause. Adopting regular physical activity can help regulate perimenopause symptoms. If you’re new to physical activity, meaning you don’t move your body regularly, you may want to start slow. Exercises like Yoga are low-impact and simple to do, and can bring instant perimenopause relief.
Getting Started: 8 Simple Yoga Poses for Perimenopause Relief
Yoga can help with hormone regulation, weight management, and loss, and improved flexibility, stability, and endurance, among other benefits. Yoga can help relax the body by stretching tight muscles and relieving symptoms of perimenopause. Below is a list of 8 simple yoga poses for perimenopause relief you can do anywhere and anytime.
Pose 1: Shoulder Stand
Pose 2: Head-to-Knee Bend
Helps with stress and emotional stabilization
Pose 3: Marichi’s Pose
Helps with depression, anxiety, and constipation
Pose 4: Reclining Bound Angle Pose
Stretches the pelvic muscles and reduces hot flashes, promotes relaxation, and helps regulate hormones
Pose 5: Sphinx Pose
Helps increase feelings of joy and energy
Pose 6: Legs Up the Wall Pose
Reduces leg edema, promotes relaxation, and helps with hot flashes
Pose 7: Seated Wide Angle Pose
Tones the uterus and reduces heavy bleeding; stretches the hamstrings, helping with low back pain
Pose 8: Downward Dog
Improves memory, increases bone density, promotes oxygen supply to the brain, improves energy levels and alertness
Adding physical activity to your daily life can bring major improvements to your health and can help you manage your perimenopause symptoms. These 8 simple yoga poses are easy to implement into your daily schedule with very little space and effort needed.
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-Written by Paavana Varanasi