The Benefits of Yoga for Endometriosis
Yoga is typically known to help with a number of conditions and usually is suggested for people who are seeking as a way to de-stress and relax the mind. Yoga focuses on breathing and slow movements or poses. These poses focus on building core muscle strength and also to gain balance and re-alignment within the body.
Women with Endometriosis are often easily stressed and struggle with extreme emotions. The level of pain experienced is often closely related to the associated stress levels they are currently experiencing.
Stress causes muscle tension and emotions to flair which in turn makes the pain so much worse than it needs to be. Exercise is often challenging for many women with Endometriosis as it is often associated with additional pain.
Exercise and allowing oneself to de-stress are vital to the healing of Endometriosis and Yoga offers one the perfect balance of both to really help us.
The thing I like most about Yoga is that these elements all combine to give us many elements to help with Endometriosis. It is easy to slow down and focus, especially when the movements require balance or counting breathing or specific muscle groups. You are also “at one” with your body and this creates a feeling of contentment with yourself.
When I first did Yoga I thought it was a little slow for my liking but I was always “rushing in my head” and have only recently learnt that it being “slow” was the very reason I needed to do it!
Yoga is one of the few exercises you can do at home, in a class, at the beach or in the park. Once you learn the poses they are easy to combine to create your own special morning and afternoon routine. The great thing is, it is easy to do and really enjoyable to do on your own.
This article was written by Melissa Meyer - who has her own endo blog
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