This article is all about the main challenges faced by working women across the globe and how yoga can be of great help to overcome the problems.
Working women are the worst effected population in this world who struggle to find a work life balance. Family responsibilities and work pressure takes a toll on women’s body and leads to health issues such as stress, depression, menopause, menstrual, uterus and ovary related issues.
Yoga exercises help women to overcome the above mentioned difficulties and make a woman’s body and mind very strong. It helps to maintain fitness level and contributes to weight management. Research shows that yoga helps to overcome any pains in human body and improves immunity. Proper yoga exercises during pregnancy help woman to have a natural child birth and avoid any complications after child birth. Also yogic asanans helps to cure many other diseases such as back / joint pains, high blood pressure etc.
Five major challenges faced by working women have been identified as stress, depression, menopause, menstrual issues, and uterus & ovary related problems. One of the major benefit of practising yoga is stress reduction. It calms your body and mind thereby reducing the stress level and sets people free from depression.
Menopause is one of the biggest challenges faced by women and sequence of yoga asanans comprising Baddha Konasana, Upavistha Konasana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana and Janu Sirsasana helps women to overcome Menopause.
Menstrual issues such as irregular periods, heavy blood flow and pain can be cured by yoga poses such as Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Paschimottanasana, Halasana and Vajrasana.
Uterus Ovary related issues such as PCOD, PCOS can be sorted by practicing butterfly pose, Supta Badhakonasana, Bharadvajasana, Shavasana and Sun salutation (Surya Namaskar).
Other basic asanans for women include Pavanmuktasana which relieves stomach related troubles and improves female reproductive health. Bhadrasana relieves stiffness in the knee and ankle joints. Gomukhasana increases the muscle strength and Padmasana increases flow of blood to the lower part of the body. Ardha halasana will be of help in burning excess calories in body.
Yoga has become an integral part of life and for the world’s harmony & peace, United Nations (UN) has announced 21 June of every year as international yoga day. Yoga has been accepted and practiced worldwide: its significance is spreading to every corner of the universe. Mantra: ‘Practice yoga’, stay healthy, achieve peace of mind and be relaxed.