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Yoga and the Feminine Cycles

Yoga for the Feminine Cycles

Menstruation and menopause are chapters of life where feelings are felt, your body temperature fluctuates and your world can feel upside-down. The YOGA365 App includes sequences to alleviate some of the suffering and symptoms caused by hormone imbalance, whether it be menopause or menstruation cycles.

Take for example the Restorative Postures, practices that can relax the nervous symptoms as well as improve the functioning of the endocrine system, which helps the body adapt to hormone fluctuation. Incorporating Restorative Poses clears the body of anxiety and irritability. A couple of suggestions.

Iyengar Asana Sequence - Standing Pose.

Supta Virasana - Reclining Hero Pose.

Supta Baddha Konasana - Reclining Bound Angle Pose.

Janu Sirsana - Head to the Knee Pose.

Hot flashes are experienced by almost 80% of all women during menopause and perimenopause. It can be quite uncomfortable during a hot flash when the body temperature rises leaving you feeling clammy or chilly. Two lessons, best to practice using props such as bolsters and blocks to provide support to the whole body, are the following:

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana - Bridge Pose.

Salamba Sarvangansana - Supported Shoulder Stand.

The YOGA365 mobile app guides you through these postures, and includes sequences including the Stress Reduction Series for restorative movements that relax and rejuvenate.

Trying to balance hormones with daily life can be challenging, yet by implementing some short sequences, this can become much more manageable. Visit the app to try and start a new habit.

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