P. Shanthi, Nalini Jeyavanthasantha
P. Shanthi1*, Dr. (Prof). Nalini Jeyavanthasantha2
1Research Scholar, CSI Jeyaraj Annapackiam College of Nursing. Jones Puram, Pasumalai, Madurai
2Research Guide, Principal, Sacred Heart College of Nursing, Madurai
Volume - 2,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2014
Menopause is a part of every woman's life, they spend a significant part of their lives. It is the stage when menstrual period permanently stops, which usually occur between the age of 40 to 60 associated with hormonal, physical and psychological changes. These changes can occur gradually or abruptly. It can start as early as the age of 30 and last until as late as the age of 60, due to when the ovaries stop functioning or removed. Menopause is not an illness but a natural biological process, though the risk foruro- genital and heart disease andosteoporosis rises after menopause,that may impair personal or social interactions and diminish the overall quality of life.
The word “Yoga” means “yoke” or “unity” translated from Sanskrit and its emphasis on the mind-body connection, the interrelation between physical and mental fitness. Yoga is a non-invasive, non-pharmacological and effective treatment. This can be done by concentrating physical body through breathing and postures in order to build strength and flexibility. Yoga therapy increasingly popular nowadays because, it has great practical relevance to modern medicine.
According to the data supplied by the Indian Menopausal Society, in the year of 1990, it was estimated that 467 million menopausal women were existing in Tamil Nadu State and expected to increase up to 1200 million by the year 2030.
Cite this article:
P. Shanthi, Nalini Jeyavanthasantha. Effects of Yoga on Menopausal Symptoms Faced by the Women. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 2(3): July-Sept.,2014; Page 166-170.