Hot flashes can be difficult and frustrating to deal with. Some women have found that specific yoga poses work wonders in the treatment and prevention of heat flashes. Here are three of the best yoga poses to try if you experience hot flashes!
1. Warrior I
Warrior I is probably one of the best yoga positions to help in the reduction of hot flashes. Not only does it open up your body and expose all areas to cool air flow, but it also helps to calm your nerves, clear your mind and concentrate on the task at hand. To do Warrior I, start by standing tall on a flat surface. Carefully step your left foot approximately two feet behind your body, and angle your foot so that it is not at a 45 degree. Make sure your right foot and hips are still facing forward. Take a deep breath. As you exhale your breath, slowly bring both arms up overhead, and bring your palms together. Finally, drop the right knee down, so you are now positioned into a semi-lunge. Hold this pose for at least 30 seconds before switching to the other leg.
2. Tree Pose
Tree pose is another great one for women who are suffering from hot flashes. Start by standing tall on a hard surface. Stretch your body as high as you can. You should feel like there is a string pulling your head up to the ceiling. Take a deep breath. As you exhale your breath, slowly lift both arms overhead, and bring your palms together. Hold this pose for a few breaths. Now, concentrating on a spot on the floor a few feet in front of your body, carefully lift one foot off the ground. Bring the heel of this foot to the calf of the opposite leg, and rest the toes on the ground. Your knee should now be pointed out to the side wall, and your legs should have a space between them in the shape of a triangle. Hold this pose for at least 30 seconds before switching to the other leg.
3. Corpse Pose
Corpse pose is not only a great way to reduce hot flashes, but also helps to relax all the muscles in the body, and to provide a greater sense of peace to the mind. Start by relaxing on the floor. Rest your arms by your sides, and stretch your legs out in front of your body. Try to relax all of the muscles in your body. Start by concentrating on relaxing the muscles in your feet. When this has been accomplished, work your way up to your legs, stomach, chest, and finally face and head. Rest like this for at least two to three minutes to get the maximum benefit.