Yoga began in India circa 3000BC as an ancient practice of postures and poses designed to achieve a spiritual link to heart and soul. As yoga evolved it was discovered that there were also health benefits in curing symptoms of high blood pressure and helping the recovery of physical injuries and chronic pain.
Yoga has had a transformation over the decades. What was once seen as an “hippy” pastime is now considered as mainstream in the sports and fitness domain.
There is always plenty of guidance for women suffering the menopause and so it was with interest to read about the practice of Ayurveda, an ancient Hindu 5000 year science which, it seems, is having a resurgence thanks to the interest from high profile celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston.
It is well documented the anxiety women feel when they reach the menopause and despite, up until now, not having suffered such symptoms, I have found in recent weeks the stressometer in our house has begun to climb and there is now stress radiating about the level of stress to be expected as the weeks progress.