Yoga For Women: A Healthy Choice

  Yoga for women can take care most of the common health issues affecting women. Women always have to endure more in life as compared to men due to the additional responsibilities like raising and bringing up a child or as a homemaker.

Most women may be emotionally stronger than men to handle challenges of everyday life. But women need regular exercise, proper rest and healthy diet to stay fit and healthy. Yoga is ideal exercise for women as it requires no other equipment other than your yoga mat.

Why Women Have To Face Depression?

Depression is the most common enemy of a woman whether working or a house wife. You may think house wives are having a nice time, but they may be experiencing more problems staying at home. At times, women may feel frustrated, hopeless and trapped in the monotonous daily routine. However, most of the depressions and stresses of life can be avoided with regular exercise more awareness.

Here are some of the common bug bears for girls/ ladies.

  • Feeling lack of  energy either due to lack of exercise, nutritional deficiencies or due to some medical condition.
  • Many women may feel stressed due to nature of their role in society, handling of added responsibilities at home or office. You may be feeling tired of your multiple responsibilities.
  • Failure to get the required love and affection from your life partner.
  • Lack of adequate rest and relaxation.
  • Monotonous lifestyle.

Regular practice of yoga can help women to maintain better physical/mental health, energy levels and self esteem.

Some Common Challenges Faced By Women

Some of the common diseases affecting women are a source of perpetual troubles for most of them. Yoga for women can consist of simple hath yoga poses and yoga breathing. Diseases which can be cured or brought under control with yoga are listed below.

Breast Cancer.   Breast cancer is most common cancer affecting women between the ages of 30 and 55 years.

Obesity.  Most of the girls and women are under stress to look good. Some women who are otherwise fit also aspire to have a ultra trim body.

Infertility.  Many women face the problem of getting pregnant. Yoga can be a valuable exercise to help women to become pregnant.

Pre Menstrual Tension.   Emotional outbursts, food cravings, mood swings and host of other problems affect most of menstruating women.

Thyroid Diseases.  Only those women who face thyroid related disease knows   the suffering it brings. I have myself suffered from overactive parathyroid gland due to parathyroid tumour. As many as 10-20% of women exhibits symptoms of thyroid disease. The most common type of thyroid dysfunction is hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) or hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid).

Osteoporosis.  Most of the women over the age of 40 experience some degree of osteoporosis carrying the risk of joint pains and even fractures.

Infections.  Women are more susceptible to bladder infections/ urinary track infections.

Menopause.   Menopause brings about lot of physical and emotional changes in women. These changes can be endured better by adopting a healthy life style or a new mission in life.

Postpartum Depression.     After enduring pregnancy and child birth, a mother has to take care of new baby and in some cases elder siblings too. Becoming a mother first time can bring additional unforeseen responsibilities.

Health Recovery After Child Birth.  Postpartum yoga can provide wonderful recovery after pregnancy.

Yoga During Menstruation

Whether to do yoga poses or pranayama during menstruation  is a question which bothers most of the women who do yoga. It is recommended that this period should be used for rest and relaxation without doing any vigorous asanas or pranayama. You can read more by clicking on the link about yoga for menstruation.

How Yoga For Women Can Help?

Yoga for women works on both the mind and body. It makes you strong both physically and emotionally to handle the challenges of life. Yoga practice provides natural relaxation which is not available with any other exercise. Yoga exercises stimulates all the body organs and endocrine glands. Specific yoga exercises can help you with pregnancy and subsequent recovery postpartum.

Yoga also boosts your immune system to ward off autoimmune diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia for which there is no permanent cure available in allopathy.

You must remember that yoga for women is not a substitute for clinical analysis. Consult your doctor for correct diagnosis and medication before trying yoga to cure diseases.

Best Option is to start yoga when you are young and healthy. Yoga has potential to prevent most of the health conditions described above. In case, you are suffering from any ailment, yoga exercises for women helps you to handle it better and make your life easier.

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