Hello beautiful Self-Care Goddesses,
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Did you know that thankfulness or gratitude is the quickest path to joy?
🙏🏽 Gratitude Practice 🙏🏽
What is 1 self-care habit you are thankful for?
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Could you find a spare 30 minutes in your day?
If it reduced your menopausal symptoms by 52%?
In the clinical trial “Paced breathing compared with usual breathing for hot flashes” they found that 15 minutes of breath work TWICE daily not only reduces hot flushes but also reduced PMS symptoms and headaches while improving mood, stress tolerance, and sexual function.
There is a strong connection between reproductive hormones and respiratory chemistry. Post-menopausal women are at a greater risk of respiratory illness, allergies and infections. This risk is further increased if you have experienced early menopause. There are exercises you can do to improve the depth of your breath, to help you move back to being more of a nasal breather, obtain a better resting tongue position, and to help reduce your menopausal symptoms.
I invite you to join the monthly online New Moon Breathwork Experience. Purchase your online tickets here.
Because stress can make the symptoms of menopause worse, it is important to learn how to relax. How Can You Relax During Menopause?
In order to learn how to relax during menopause or any other time, you need to become familiar with your own breathing patterns and change them in ways that will help you relax. Your breathing pattern is often disrupted by changes in emotion. People who are anxious tend to hold their breath and speak in a high-pitched voice as they exhale. On the other hand, people who are depressed, tend to sigh and speak in a low-pitched voice as they exhale.
Check out the Self-Care Goddess Podcast “Your Menopause Guide: How To Transform A Middle Aged Woman’s Body” episode #79 today.
Find a quiet location that is free of distractions, a comfortable body position, and a good state of mind. Block out worries and distracting thoughts. Try out a few relaxation exercises listed below.
- Rhythmic breathing
- Deep breathing
- Visualized breathing
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Relax to music
- Mental imagery relaxation
A growing body of scientific evidence proves that breathwork is certainly a popular fuss-free wellness pursuit. As an example, a recent study showed how stress-related symptoms can significantly decrease after as little as 4 weeks of implementing breathwork, with another showing improved attention levels after practising breathing exercises.
Then, there’s the ground-breaking American study on breathwork for hot flushes, which focused on women going through perimenopause. This showed that a simple breathwork tool, known as cadence breathing, can potentially half the number of hot flushes experienced by women when practised twice a day for 15 minutes.
I invite you to watch my YouTube video on the “Humming Technique”
In a nutshell, breathwork involves shifting your breathing pattern to positively affect both your physical and emotional state. To help you tap into the power of your breath and take back control, I can give you a series of symptom-related breathwork sessions to help with all your most logged perimenopausal symptoms.
I am a certified Breathwork Facilitator. Connect With Me to know more on the amazing power of breathwork and learn some breathwork techniques than can help you better manage yourself.