Menarche and menopause is a part of every woman’s life. The stage at which there is cessation of menses is considered as menopausal age. Usually 40 to 60 years is considered as normal menopausal age. Menopausal syndrome inclusion symptoms like irregular menstruation, changes in sexual desires, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness. In this stage the ovaries makes less estrogen and progesterone. Menopause does not require any medical treatment since its natural biological process. The main focus is on preventing any chronic conditions that may occur during post-menopausal years such as heart disease and osteoporosis. Yoga reduces the effects of menopause changes by balancing the endocrine system. The regular practice of Surya namaskar and Chandra namaskar which includes inverted pose are particularly important during menopause as they have a powerful effect on neuroendocrine system, allowing fresh oxygenated blood to flow to the glands in the head and neck.
Surya Namaskar: Surya namaskar is a series of asanas with strict breathing pattern. It balances whole endocrine system by direct massaging of glands and by increase in blood flow Surya namaskar gives peace of mind and reduces emotional stress.
Chandra Namaskar: It quiets the mind and encourages releasing stress and anxiety. It cools down entire body and is helpful in insomnia.