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Duck! It’s Perimenopause!

Can a duck possibly shed light on your perimenopause? Yes! But you may have noticed that the cover-image in this article is not a duck. It’s a cormorant! They too will shed light on what you are experiencing. Have you heard the phrase “like water off a duck’s back”? It’s a phrase we associate with an ability to allow stresses…

Why Yoga for Menopause, and Not Just the Gym?

Why Yoga for Menopause, and not just Pilates, the gym or running? Yoga for Menopause offers much of what these things offer, but it also gives you what you need to make sure they have the effect you expect them to… Let’s look at some of the most difficult issues for women during perimenopause: Anxiety, sleeplessness, weight gain, low mood,…

Is Menopause a Trauma or a Trigger?

Warning: this may be a difficult read… Is menopause a trauma or a trigger? We know the Medusa myth: don’t look her straight in the eyes or you’ll turn to stone. So it is with trauma. Our organism says no to processing trauma all at once, because it’s too overwhelming. Instead it deals with it a little at a time….

Five tips for exercise during perimenopause and beyond.

Here’s my five tips for exercise during perimenopause and beyond. 1: Stop before you can’t smile anymore! It’s important to stick with a level of intensity and duration that you’re used to, or even ease it back a little. Your body is coping with a lot right now. You may find your recovery time is lengthening. At any time…

How Can Yoga for Menopause Help You?

Yoga at any time of life is an enormously valuable tool. But how can Yoga for menopause help you? Yoga taught specifically for menopause is an amazing resource addressing many of the issues you may face: for bone density, muscle mass, weight concerns, sleep, recovery after exercise, anxiety, low mood, joints, and for reigniting the comfort, pleasure and self-esteem with…