Posted on: 12.05.2023 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

Yesterday, I wrote about how wonderful yoga is for reducing perimenopause symptoms, particulary hot flashes and night sweats. To follow up, I wanted to give you a few poses this week that are easy, even for beginners. This one is called “The Sponge.”

This exercise relieves anxiety and stress due to emotional triggers or menopause-related tension, and other menopause problems. As an added bonus, it relieves lower back pain, and also reduces eye tension and facial swelling.

• Lie on your back with a rolled towel under your knees. Your arms should be at your sides, with your palms facing up.

• Close your eyes and relax your entire body.

• Inhale slowly, breathing from the diaphragm.

• As you inhale, visualize the energy in the air around you being drawn in through your entire body. Imagine your body is porous and open like a sponge, drawing in this energy and revitalizing every cell in your body.

• Exhale slowly and deeply, allowing all tension to drain from your body.

• Repeat 2-4 times.

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