Feeling anxious, irritable or very up and down? Maybe your sleep is disrupted? You’re getting hot flashes or having night sweats? Or is it brain fog and poor concentration that you’re finding frustrating?
Around the age of 35 hormone levels start to decrease. To begin with you probably won’t notice, but as you approach the menopause you’re likely to feel the effects of lowered progesterone and oestrogen. Other symptoms include migraines, vaginal dryness, loss of libido and just feeling meh with no energy or zest for life.
Hormone Yoga is one way to help manage the symptoms. The method was devised by Dinah Rodrigues, a Brazilian Yoga therapist in the early 90s. Since then many women around the world have benefitted from the system.
If you’re looking for a way to balance your hormones, so you can get back your energy and sensuality, then give Hormone Yoga a go.
How Hormone Yoga Works
Dynamic breathing exercises combined with yoga poses and visualisation increase the flow of blood and energy around the glands to stimulate and increase hormone production. The main focus is on the ovaries, thyroid and pituitary glands and their relevant hormones.
In addition relaxation techniques are used to soothe the nervous system, giving your mind the opportunity to unplug and recharge. This lowers your stress hormones, which usually exacerbate hormonal conditions. To feel the benefit you need to practice the exercises regularly, ideally for 30 minutes four times a week. The more you practice the better the results. Read my experience here.
Who Can Benefit from Practicing Hormone Yoga
Dinah recommends that anyone over the age of 35 will benefit. It is particularly helpful for managing the following:
- Menopause and Peri-Menopause
- Irregular periods
- Polycystic Ovaries
When Hormone Yoga should NOT be practiced:
The exercises are not suitable for everyone. If you have any of the following conditions then Hormone Yoga is not for you.
- During and just after pregnancy
- In the first few months after surgery
- Cyst larger than 3cm
- Advanced endometriosis
- Whilst receiving treatment for Cancer
- Severe psychosis
Hormone Yoga Workshops
Both sold out
Saturday 5th September 9.30am – 12.30pm at Whitelackington Village Hall, nr Ilminster TA19 9EF
Saturday 19th September 9.30am – 12.30pm at The Room Upstairs, Church St, Lyme Regis
Places are limited to 6 people at each workshop, so you get plenty of individual attention to ensure you’re learning the techniques. As well as the training you’ll receive a PDF handout of notes and access to a private Facebook support group.
The cost of each workshop is £35. Spaces are limited so booking is essential with places only confirmed on receipt of payment.
Online Hormone Yoga Course
3 sessions at 6pm – 7.15pm on Tuesday 15th, 22nd and 29th of September 2020
Learn the techniques in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. Class sizes are small and the cost includes a PDF course handout and access to a private Facebook support group where I will post additional tips and respond to questions.
The cost of the course is £25. Spaces are limited so booking is essential with places only confirmed on receipt of payment.