Yoga for Menopause Symptoms

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Certain Yoga positions can reduce the symptoms of menopause, such as mood swings and pain. Keep menopause problems away with help from a certified Yoga instructor in this free video.

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Hi, I'm Amy Newman, fitness expert for Gold's Gym, creator of The Perfect 10 Workout, and I'm going to show you some yoga poses for menopause symptoms. First we are going to get up onto our hands and knees. Knees are going to be right underneath our hips. Hands are going to be right underneath our shoulders. We are going to round out tucking your tail bone under squeezing your abs exhaling. Then you are going to arch up bending your elbows slightly lifting your chin and tail bone inhaling. Exhale round out. Inhale arch up. Exhale round up. And inhale arch up. Flatten out like a table top your back and from this pose bring your right foot forward crossing in front of your left leg. The left leg is going to stretch back and you are going to get into pigeon pose with your hips even. Slowly you are going to sink down. Come down gently down to your elbows and eventually slide out and relax as much as you can letting your hips open wide. Breathe into your body. Relax. Slide your hands underneath your shoulders. Tuck your elbows in and lift your chin up keeping your hips even, stretch up. Shoulders down, neck long, chin up, breathe. Lower your chin slide your hands out. Come back up onto your knees. Bring your buttocks back towards your heels and round out in child's pose. Relax lift back up onto your hands and knees. Arch your back lifting your chin and your tail bone. Bending your elbows very slightly then rounding up your lower back. Exhaling squeezing your abs, inhale arch again. Exhale round up. Then flatten out like a table top. Bring your left leg in front and cross your foot in front of your right leg. Stretching your right leg back slowly come down with your hips even and square. Slide out slowly onto your elbows and then out even further to where you feel comfortable and then let go and relax breathing deep into your body. You want to relax in pigeon for about three to five minutes and then slide your hands under your shoulders lifting up your head, chin goes up. Breathe deep, neck is long, shoulders in. Elbows slightly bent and tucked in towards your body. Then you can bring your buttock cheek down to the side and bring your legs to the side. I'm Amy Newman, fitness instructor, creator of The Perfect 10 Workout. And those are some yoga exercises you can do for menopause symptoms.

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