Balance hormones naturally with Hormone Yoga to relieve menopause symptoms. If you are 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 Therapy is one way to help manage menopause symptoms naturally. 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. It is particularly popular in South America, Germany and the Czech Republic.
If you’re looking for a way to balance your hormones naturally, so you can revive your energy, your sensuality and your zest for life, give Hormone Yoga a go.
How Hormone Yoga Works
The system is a blend of Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Tibetan energy techniques. After warming up we use dynamic breathing exercises combined with yoga poses. These exercises massage specific glands, increasing the flow of blood and energy to stimulate and increase hormone production. The main focus is on the ovaries, thyroid, adrenals and pituitary glands.
Once the glands have been stimulated we move onto the calming part of the practice. Relaxation and Anti-Stress Techniques are used to soothe the nervous system, giving your mind the opportunity to unplug and recharge. This stage is very important, because when we’re stressed hormone production is diverted away from the sex hormones to produce more stress hormones, which then exacerbates hormonal conditions. That’s why the menopause or PMS can feel a whole lot worse if you’re experiencing stress in other parts of your life.
You can feel the results of Hormone Yoga fairly quickly. I noticed an increase in energy levels almost straight away, but it took 3 to 4 weeks for other symptoms to improve. People I’ve taught who then practice regularly, all report improved energy levels and everyone has a positive experience.
‘Before having the sessions I was a tiny bit sceptical whether it would be of any benefit to me as I am 58 years old and menopausal and not peri menopausal. The main thing I’ve noticed is my lack of joint/muscle pain. At first I thought I was imagining it, but I’m not and it’s amazing. To be able to get straight up out of a chair and walk up and downstairs without clutching onto the handrail, to me that’s nothing short of a miracle. Also my self-esteem is much better which is a joy in itself together with a greater appreciation and love of my body. Energy levels are definitely up. On World Menopause Day there was a lot of talk about HRT as if that is the only answer. I think Hormone Yoga is an excellent alternative and I only wish I’d known about it years ago‘ (Caroline).
To feel the benefit you need to practice Hormone Yoga regularly, ideally for 30 minutes four times a week. The more you practice the better the results. I’ve been practising several times a week since May 2020 and feel great for it. If I go a few days without practicing my energy levels drop. Read my experience here.
Hormone Yoga is good for
Hormone Yoga is particularly helpful for managing the Menopause and Peri-Menopause, but is also beneficial for:
- Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
- Irregular Periods
- Polycystic Ovaries
- Small Fibroids less than 3cm
You don’t need to be experiencing a hormonal condition to practice hormone yoga. Dinah recommends that women over 35 can use the techniques as a preventative measure to help them sail through perimenopause more easily.
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
- Just before and in the first few months after abdominal surgery
- Cyst / fibroid larger than 3cm
- Advanced endometriosis
- Whilst receiving treatment for Cancer
- inflamation of the inner ear
- Severe psychosis
Hormone Yoga Workshops
I run several workshops a year in Somerset, Devon and Dorset.
2pm – 5.30pm Saturday 20th March 2021 at Nine Springs Natural Health Centre, 70 Henford, Yeovil BA20 1UR.
The cost of the workshop is £40. Spaces are limited so booking is essential, with places only confirmed on receipt of payment.
Online Hormone Yoga Course
4 sessions at 6pm – 7.15pm on Tuesday 26th January, 2nd, 9th and 16th February 2021
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 £35. Spaces are limited so booking is essential with places only confirmed on receipt of payment.