Menopause is a great opportunity for women to come together, support each other and to share their wisdom and thanks to some amazing women, menopause is far less of a taboo subject that it has been. Women are now recognising the importance of being educated and informed about this transition that all women go through at some point in their lives.
What is Menopause Yoga?
Menopause Yoga is a place to create a safe space for women to come together to share their experience of menopause without judgement. It is also to support, educate and empower as many women as possible through their menopause journey, as well as providing a positive approach to this stage of life.
Menopause Yoga blends elements of various forms of yoga, from hatha to restorative, incorporating specific breathing and mindful meditation techniques purposefully chosen to create programs designed to help manage symptoms of menopause.
It offers an alternative perspective on menopause, in a positive, self-loving way, to allow women to be renewed and empowered by self-acceptance.
From peri-menopause to post menopause there are many, and varied, possible symptoms that women may experience.
Menopause yoga addresses some specific symptoms and explore the ways in which yoga may help ease them.
Other important aspects of Menopause Yoga (in workshop settings in particular) are:
Women’s Circle’s: - These are a safe space for women to talk without judgement, to share and to help and support each other. With the opportunity to be listened to and heard in a caring environment.
Journaling: - Women are encouraged to journal their menopause journey,for reflect and for self study.
Lifestyle and nutrition:- Prompting us to look at choices that may help support women during their menopause are also touched upon as well as references to other helpful resources, books and websites.
Menopause Yoga is the creation of Petra Coveney, after years of research and her own personal experience of early menopause.