January 31, 2023

8 Simple Yoga Poses for Perimenopause Relief

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Yoga is an excellent low-impact workout to do for perimenopause relief

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

The shoulder stand helps with stress and depression; reduces fatigue and insomnia 

yoga shoulder stand perimenopause

Pose 2: Head-to-Knee Bend

Helps with stress and emotional stabilization

yoga head to knee bend perimenopause

Pose 3: Marichi’s Pose

Helps with depression, anxiety, and constipation

marichis pose yoga perimenopause

Pose 4: Reclining Bound Angle Pose

Stretches the pelvic muscles and reduces hot flashes, promotes relaxation, and helps regulate hormones

Yoga reclining bound angle pose perimenopause

Pose 5: Sphinx Pose

Helps increase feelings of joy and energy

yoga sphinx pose perimenopause

Pose 6: Legs Up the Wall Pose

Reduces leg edema, promotes relaxation, and helps with hot flashes

Yoga Legs Up the wall pose perimenopause

Pose 7: Seated Wide Angle Pose

Tones the uterus and reduces heavy bleeding; stretches the hamstrings, helping with low back pain

Yoga seated wide angle pose perimenopause

Pose 8: Downward Dog

Improves memory, increases bone density, promotes oxygen supply to the brain, improves energy levels and alertness

Yoga downward dog perimenopause

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

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