Yoga For Menopause: 7 Poses To Relieve Menopausal Discomfort (PHOTOS)

04/05/2013 07:02 am ET

Aging gracefully isn't always easy, especially when the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause set in. Between nightly hot flashes, heightened anxiety and moodiness, and painful menstruation and intercourse, menopause can be a nearly universal source of stress for post-50 women.

If you're looking for natural ways to treat menopause symptoms, consider starting a yoga practice. You don't even have to go to classes to experience the benefits of yoga: In addition to relieving stress, practicing targeted postures in your home can help relieve many symptoms of menopause, including anxiety, irritability, insomnia, hot flashes.

Click through the slideshow below for seven yoga poses to relieve the symptoms of menopause.

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7 Yoga Poses For Menopause Relief