Yoga for Menopausal Women Rapid City SD

Local resource for yoga for menopausal women in Rapid City, SD. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to yoga classes for seniors, alternative menopause treatments, senior yoga classes as well as information on senior centers and content on yoga.

Spa 80 For Women
(605) 342-8080
512 Main St #5
Rapid City, SD
Yoga Styles
YogaFit, & Hatha

All About Pilates
(605) 280-8311
3405 Sturgis Rd
Rapid City, SD
 
Stretch Studio LLC
(605) 484-0108
611 Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Health Basket
(605) 338-4438
3301 E. 26th Street Suite 99
Sioux Falls, SD
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow

Avera Queen of Peace Wellness Center
(605) 995-2468
5TH & FOSTER
Mitchell, SD
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Yoga Studio
(605) 390-2320
2050 West Main St #3
Rapid City, SD
 
Elements Massage Therapy and Bodywork
(605) 545-2306
822 Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Weight Room
(605) 348-5070
601 12th St Ste 4
Rapid City, SD
 
Quantum Specialties
(605) 722-3325
716 W. McClellan
Lead, SD
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Spa 80 For Women
(605) 342-8080
512 Main St #5
Rapid City, SD
Yoga Styles
YogaFit, & Hatha

Yoga and Menopause

A woman's life cycle is divided into three stages during which her identity changes on the basis of the physical transformations that take place in her reproductive system. These 3 identities of a woman are - "Maiden", "Mother" and "Wise Woman".

The ‘maiden stage' starts with the childhood and it continues just before the onset of a woman's menses. The next stage is the age of puberty when the woman is biologically in the ‘mother phase' of her life, even if she doesn't bear a child. This stage continues till midlife after which production of estrogen and progesterone by the ovaries slows down. Menstruation becomes irregular and eventually ends and the woman attains "menopause". A year or so after menopause is the beginning of the third major stage of a woman's life i.e. "Wise Woman" stage.

Menopause usually occurs between the ages 40 to 60 associated with hormonal, physical and psychological changes. These changes can start as early as the age of 30 and can last until late 50s or early 60s. Menopause can also occur if the ovaries are completely removed or stopped functioning due to some illness or complications. However, it is important to mention here that menopause is not an illness; it is a natural biological process. But symptoms of hot flushes, sweats, depression, nervousness, loss of self esteem and sudden mood changes often accompany the diminishing levels of oestrogen in the body.

Yoga proves to be an effective measure in reducing the complications associated in with the menopausal years. Yoga exercises level out the physiological instability by relaxing and gently stretching every muscle in the body, promoting better blood circulation and oxygenation to all cells and tissues. This helps optimize the function of the endocrine glands and the organs of the female reproductive tract. Yoga exercises also improve the health and well-being of the digestive tract, nervous system and all other organ systems.

Latest studies show that women who practice yoga have a different, more positive experience. Yoga postures and breathing practices not only balance the endocrine system, they also serve to stabilize mood and adjust attitude, as well. Yoga postures, yoga breathing and meditation soothe the sympathetic nervous system. Regular practice alleviates anxiety and smoothes out the hormonal and glandular changes that take place during the menopausal stage of life.

The regular practice of all the categories of poses -- standing, sitting, lying down, b...

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