Proof That Yoga for women really Works- 6 yoga poses helpful for women at every stage
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Reviewed by  Dr. Andrew Grover,  CPT

Yoga for women

 

Hey ladies!

It is not at all easy being a woman. I’m sure all the girls and ladies out there agree with me on this one. At every stage of a women’s life weather, it is being a daughter, a wife, or when she finally becomes a mother, all hell lot of obstacles is always one step ahead. I mean leave the difficulties of women at every stage aside for a moment, before a girl is even born it is a matter of issue in some states of India. I didn’t mean to get off topic here but it hurts to hear such a thing being a woman. This doesn’t mean we women are weak. The more challenges she faces, the stronger she gets.

Along with the societal tension, physical changes are really common for them. When you become a teenage girl, you hit puberty and enter periods with added troubles such as hormonal changes, mood swings, stress and the worst is the Pain they go through. Did you know period pain is proven to be severe than a heart attack?

Once you are an adult career pressure, marriage pressure, family pressure all at once is dumped on her. Then comes marriage where girls have to leave their house, get out of their comfort zone and stay with a bunch of strangers. While some women adjust sooner and learn to manage, there are still some women who feel anxious and worried even after staying for years with in-laws.

Last but not the least, the pregnancy stage for women. There is no argument that this stage of a women’s life is the most beautiful part but along with the out-of-the-world feeling comes body changes, body pains, stress, anxiety, tiredness, health issues, and what not?

Amongst all the chaos, it is the right of a woman to be able to spend some quality time. Women need to have time to relax whether it’s a teenage girl, a housewife, a working woman, or a mother. It is important to take care of yourself right from the start.

HOW CAN YOU DO THAT?

Let me tell you a secret. I know you might be thinking the best “me time” for a woman is shopping. It’s the best therapy. NO! NO! NO! I mean I am not completely against shopping. I love it myself. Shopping’s just a temporary relaxation technique. It helps to mentally reduce your stress but what about your health worries? How can shopping be useful here? You require a permanent solution for all this.

Want to know what can it be? Keep reading…

YOGA FOR WOMEN! 

Yes, you guys! If you have been already practicing Yoga, WELL DONE and encourage yourself to practice it more and more. And if you are new to this concept or this form of exercise. Let me tell you, you are missing out a lot. But don’t worry about it. There is still time. Whatever point of life you are at, go for it because you can practice yoga at any age. I know it takes a little time to trust such things at the initial stage. But till you don’t try it how will you acquire knowledge and recognize its value. Let me guide you through a few advantages’ yoga provides you with especially in the case of women:

Benefits of yoga for women 

  1. Yoga keeps your body fit and in good shape  

Apart from all the health benefits, Yoga is a great way to keep your body fit and in good shape. It helps you to achieve the perfect bikini body figure you wish for Everday. What else does a woman need in life? Every woman dreams of a good-looking body.

2. Yoga helps to Improves Metabolism 

Yoga is a great way to weight loss. It helps to burn more calories in the fastest way possible. Thus, leading to increased metabolism. Always remember if you are a beginner take it slow in the starting.

3. Yoga is a treatment for several Health Diseases 

Yoga is a remedy to help cure your diseases. You must be thinking how? Certain yoga poses and meditation help to keep your blood pressure, cholesterol level, and diabetes under control. It makes sure you are as far as possible from such a disease. Along with the health disease, it also helps to keep you away from the smallest problem such as neck pain, back pain, or knee pain.

4. Yoga eradicates mental issues 

The power of meditation and Yoga is high. It helps in eradicating mental issue such as depression since it aids weakness in your body, relieve fatigue and improve your sleeping quality as well. Along with this, it helps a woman to stay happy since it creates a sense of positive energy in her. Thus, leading to a stress-free and better life. Real victims recover from their trauma sooner with the help of yoga.

These benefits apply to both men and women. In short, it is appropriate for everyone whether it’s a teenage, adult, senior, men or woman. Now let’s have a look at how yoga is beneficial for women at every stage of their lives in particular along with a few yoga poses.

Yoga for women at every stage (Yoga poses) 

  1. Menstrual cramps and Premenstrual syndrome 

Women undergo severe pain every month during their menstrual period. It’s just not the cramps, their back hurts as well, if I say honestly through personal experience the entire body feels uncomfortable during this time. You can ease this pain with the help of yoga if practiced regularly. Yoga’s gentle stretching can ease tension in stiffness in your lower back and some postures reduce pressure on the uterus, relieving cramps. During periods it is common for women to feel depressed, irritable, and moody, Yoga and meditation can be a great help to keep you away from such problems.

Yoga poses for menstrual cramps

  • Inverted leg pose – Viparita KaraniInverted leg pose is useful to you in three ways- Physical, mental, and emotional. Even during angsty mood swings, it helps to keep you relaxed and chill.

  • Child’s Pose – BalasanaThis pose helps to overcome menstrual cramps and back pain as well. It helps to helps to relax your mind as well.

2. Pregnancy

Every women’s priority during pregnancy is to take good care of her health. Yoga is one of the best practices for pregnant women since it not only helps their body to relax but keeps the right state of mind as well. Both these factors are essential for pregnant women. Yoga poses help with a smooth delivery and keeps you fit after delivery as well.

Yoga poses for pregnancy

  • Marjariasana (Cat stretch)Cat stretch helps to keep the spine flexible. This factor is essential since the back holds all the weight once you start growing during your pregnancy. This pose also helps to improve blood circulation and ensures all the reproductive organs are well-nourished.
  • Trikonasana (Triangle pose)The triangle pose is great for the pregnant woman during delivery since it helps to open up the hips. This pose also helps to maintain both mental and physical balance.

3. Menopause 

“Menopause is a metamorphosis, not a medical condition Menopause is not a medical condition it is a metamorphosis. The average age of menopause is 51, but she officially reaches menopause when she is gone one year without menstruating. The symptoms of menopause are tiredness and weakness. By now it is clear how much yoga is helpful in such matters. Yoga poses provide you the energy you require during this time. Further, it also helps to balance body chemistry and stimulate the glandular and reproductive systems.

Yoga poses for Menopause  

  • Warrior IIWarrior II pose helps to cure one of the main symptoms of menopause. It helps to fight against tiredness and weakness and increases energy in your body. This pose helps to build strength and increase circulation.
  •  Downward-Facing DogDownward facing dog helps to boost muscle strength and increase bone density. This pose also helps to increase blood circulation in the brain and enhances alertness.

Conclusion  

All the women out there, give yourself a self-note today- You are a blessing to the world. You are the strongest at every stage of life. It is equally essential to take good care of yourself. A woman is the one who keeps the family well-balanced. Therefore, it is even more essential to keep yourself healthy. Whatever pressure or tension you have make sure to take some time out and relax with the help of Yoga and meditation.

 

Why is yoga for women important?

Yoga is essentially for all women since it takes care of their overall health at every stage in their life. When a girl hits puberty and gets menstrual cramps, Yoga helps to calm them down. Yoga makes sure you and your baby are healthy during your pregnancy and also after the delivery. Finally, Yoga keeps you relaxed during your menopause as well. Apart from these, Yoga is a wonderful remedy to keep your distance from any kind of disease

Is yoga safe for women?

Yoga is a safe practice for everyone. If you are a beginner, keep in mind to start slow. It will take time, but once you are a pro. It will feel great. Pregnant women should take advice from their doctors before they start any form of exercise. Specific yoga poses are preapproved during pregnancy.   

What Yoga poses are useful for menstrual cramps?

Yoga poses such as Matsyasana, Dhanurasana, and Ustrasana are beneficial to all girls who undergo menstrual cramps. It helps to overcome menstrual discomfort and keeps your mind at peace.  

What Yoga poses are useful for pregnant women?

Yoga poses such as Viparita Karani, Shavasana, and Badhakonasana are help women to improve flexibility, alleviate fatigue, be stress-free, and helps to facilitate a smooth delivery. 

What yoga poses are useful for menopause?

Pawanmuktasana, Vrikshasana, and Kona-asana are great and are some of the basic yoga steps for women during menopause. It helps to bear all the changes your body goes through and makes you strong.   

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