7 Yoga Poses For Menopause Relief

These yoga poses are excellent for woman going through changes and they numerous benefits for all who need to stretch out their internal muscles for stress relief. Enjoy your practice!

Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

Camel Pose Instructions
Camel Pose Instructions

This arching posture is helpful for relieving backaches that may be caused by menopause. The camel pose stretch can also ward off menstrual pain, anxiety and fatigue.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

This simple resting pose can be practiced either with the arms by the sides or stretched out in front of the head. The child’s pose is practiced to promote feelings of calm and a focus on the breath, thereby helping to alleviate stress, anxiety and fatigue while gently stretching the legs and back.

Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

Helpful for alleviating stress and mild depression, the basic seated forward bend pose can also relieve menstrual pain and combat fatigue and insomnia.

Plow Pose (Halasana)

Practice the plow pose, an inverted position in which the legs are behind the head, to relieve fatigue and insomnia, and soothe backaches. The pose can help to combat anxiety and irritability by calming the mind.

Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

One of the most fundamental yoga positions, downward-facing dog helps to induce calm and relaxation while also stretching the upper back and legs. It’s also known to relieve symptoms of menopause, reduce menstrual pain and help prevent osteoporosis.

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

The standing forward bend is commonly used to treat the symptoms of menopause and osteoporosis. It can help to reduce stress and calm a busy mind, in addition to gently stretching the hips and hamstrings.

Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

An excellent spine-elongating pose that’s more gentle than the full wheel pose, the bridge is an excellent way to relieve stress and target many symptoms of menopause in one pose. Practicing the bridge pose can also stretch the back, reduce fatigue and insomnia, and ease anxiety and headaches.

Reference Huffington Post 0 4/05/2013

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