Yoga For Women
Posted On : 15 March 2017.
Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.
Yoga is for everyone. The asana practice in yoga is designed to provide everyone the opportunity to feel good. Both women and men can benefit from muscular, mental and emotional effects of a regular yoga practice. There are few biological and hormonal shifts that differentiate male and female bodies. Yoga is known to ease hormonal related shifts and physical diseases such as breast cancer, alike. The beauty of yoga is its situational applicability. Women can harness specific benefits according to their biology.
Hormones can directly affect our feelings. Your menstrual cycle can decide your energy level. Yoga can help navigate through these seasonal feelings by easing the contractions of the uterus. The twisting poses and hip opening poses such as Pigeon, can help you when you feel low energy. Yoga can also help during menopause by helping you deal with changes experienced in your body. Breathing techniques practiced in yoga can teach the practitioner how to breath when they experience hot flashes.
Yoga can help during all stages of breast cancer. A regular yoga practice is thought to be able to improve symptoms of breast cancer. Yoga is also known to help with reducing fatigue experienced during breast cancer episodes.
Anxiety and Stress
A recent issue of Psychiatry and Neuroscience showed that women are more likely to suffer from depression. Yoga can stimulate chemicals in the brain and eliminate stress and bring positive responses in our bodies and minds. In 2009, a study published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice discovered that two months of yoga practice, twice a week, for 90 minutes, considerably reduced anxiety in women.
Slouching is a big hindrance to our posture. Sadly, our immediate environment doesn’t always help us to have ideal posture. Yoga teaches us to naturally contract the core muscles in order to stabilize the muscles and elongate our spine. Yoga creates awareness and encourages gentle steps towards positive change. Often times when we remember to bring awareness to our present moment, we can easily correct our posture. This is why yoga is sometimes defined as living in the moment.
As mentioned earlier, yoga is for everyone. However, it is also customizable. You can learn posture that can help you with different aspects of life. Yoga is a lifestyle. The good news is that it is a positive lifestyle! It promotes health, mindfulness and discipline. Sometimes in order to create a brighter future, we must first accept our present self. Yoga can bring this added awareness to your life. It makes you appreciate the beauty and the love you already possess inside of you.
AYM is a premier yoga teacher training school located in Upper Tapovan, Rishikesh, It offers 200, 300 and 500-hour TTC to students of all levels. Rishikesh is the birthplace of yoga. The presence of the holy Ganga adds to the spiritual aura that surrounds Rishikesh. Rishikesh is a haven for adventure lovers as well. White water rafting, out door camping and trekking, makes it a natural play ground for nature lovers.