Yoga has a balancing effect on the brain, hormones and endocrine system, and is a holistic way to physically heal the organs, glands, bones & joints. It also works emotionally to reduce anxiety, depression and insomnia.
When the body is in balance there is less inflammation and your systems work in harmony, making you feel better.
Yoga helps to reduce the effects of stress in the body by balancing the endocrine system and targeting specific glands, including the Pituitary, Pineal, Thyroid, and regulating the Hypothalamus, a small but important area in the centre of the brain responsible for hormone production and temperature regulation in the body. When this is out of balance it is thought to be responsible for overheating leading to night sweats & hot flushes.
During yoga, your brain releases chemicals incl. oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins that help you relax and also lower your stress and anxiety levels. These all work in different ways to help calm you down and ground you, reducing overwhelm and promoting peace & stillness.
Yoga for Menopause workshops and classes use specific active and restorative yoga poses and breath-work to help you manage the symptoms of Peri-Menopause. They encourage an understanding and acceptance of your menopause journey using techniques such as self-reflection, guided meditations, journaling, relaxation and mindfulness.
Specific Yoga sequences help to burn off rage, ground you, calm your mind, reduce anxiety overwhelm and brain fog, shift lethargy and low mood, and address a whole host of other issues. Suitable for all women from age 40+ wherever they are in their menopause journey.