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Yoga a Boon to Handle the Problems Associated With Menopause | Original Article

Shoba A.*, A M Manjunatha, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Menopause is defined as loss of menstrual cycle caused by decline in ovarian follicular activity. This is considered to be permanent after 12 consecutive months of amenorrhea. This is not only a period of every women‘s life were her monthly menstruation cycle stops but a period accompanied by many physiological changes traumatizing her psychological status and emotional stability. The present paper is authored with an objective of enlightening people about various challenges a women faces not only during menopause but also before and after menopause. Through this paper we also bring out the remedies that can be reaped through particular yogic practices. To analyze and obtain first hand information of the problem associated with all three of the stages of menopause response 86 women with in the age group of 45 to 55 years were obtained with regard to the problems related and faced by them. Every women and their family should understand that there is no escape for a women from the stage of menopause and the problems or the degree of problems faced by them during this stage may differ from person to person. It is only self discipline, self awareness, self confidence and a good regime of yoga which would help a woman to easily accept and think menopause as a new lease of life giving her the magical change, wisdom, and zest. I would also recommend not waiting for the day to arrive but to start practicing yoga as early as possible, because it is ―as early- as good.