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Three ways that yoga can help you manage your menopause

1) Reduce stress, irritability, low mood and fatigue, improve sleep and encourage kindness and compassion to self and others.

2) Relieve menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes, joint and muscle aches.

3) Tone and strengthen muscles, build bone density, balance and boost cardio vascular health.

Yoga has been proven to help manage the physical and psychological symptoms that many women experience during the transition from perimenopause to menopause. It can also improve long-term physical and mental health in post menopausal women when the depletion of oestrogen can lead to osteopenia and osteoporosis (brittle bones), sarcopenia (muscles loss), and the risk of cardio vascular disease. As women are now living longer, a regular yoga practice supports muscle flexibility, general mobility and balance which is essential to avoid potentially dangerous falls.

Most importantly yoga can help you to feel good about yourself so you are more able to make healthy decisions about lifestyle such as nutrition, exercise, work-life balance. Yoga also helps us to treat our bodies with kindness and compassion.

Our 3 week Yoga for all Stages of the Menopause Course on Monday 3rd, 10th & 17th October at 6:30pm is aimed at empowering you to navigate this time of transition in your own way. The course will help you discover how yoga can help you both on the yoga mat and in your everyday life during peri and post menopause.

During this course you will be invited to connect with your body’s needs and explore yoga practices that, increase your feelings of wellbeing and joy, practice poses proven to help with joint stiffness and that maintain and build bone density as well as muscle tone, learn some yogic breathing techniques that can help to calm anxiety, manage feelings of anger, improve your sleep quality and may even help to ride the wave of a hot flush.

After each session you will have the opportunity for questions and to connect with others after the class.

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