Over the last decade at my yoga studio, I’ve witnessed thousands of clients go through menopause. Some of these women were overwhelmed with menopause symptoms, while others sailed through with minimal inconvenience. The key for the women who went through menopause with relative ease was that they learned how to manage their stress.
Menopause is a significant life transition that every woman experiences, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmarish rollercoaster ride. While menopause brings various physical and emotional changes, one common factor that makes symptoms even worse is stress.
In this episode, I share how high cortisol levels, our body’s stress hormone, can deplete the natural progesterone that keeps us calm and relaxed. This can make insomnia, mood swings, hot flushes, and even weight gain worse, which is why managing stress is crucial for navigating menopause with ease.
Yin yoga is a wonderful way to help manage stress and today I’m sharing some of the best yin yoga poses for menopause, which will help to make this transitional period smoother and more manageable. Yin yoga helps with joint pain, it helps to lower our stress levels, lowers our anxiety and targets the meridians of the body to help balance those tricky emotions that can arise in menopause. Today l guide you through a deeply relaxing yin yoga class specifically designed to help alleviate menopause symptoms.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of menopause, there’s hope. Lowering stress and calming the mind can significantly improve your physical and mental well-being during this transition and practising gentle yoga is the perfect way to do this. So, whether you’re a seasoned yogi or brand new to yoga, join me for this yin yoga sequence to find calm and balance amidst the whirlwind of menopause.
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