So what exactly are the benefits of meditation for menopause? Before I get into that, let me clearly state this is not medical advice.
I am not a medical professional, and nothing in the post should sway you from seeking medical advice if you’re experiencing symptoms of or going through menopause.
This blog post highlights the benefits of meditation for menopause and helps raise awareness of the signs and symptoms.
This is a seldom-discussed topic that affects so many women, and it can have a considerably challenging effect on some women and their families.
Whether you’re a partner, parent, sibling, or friend, it is essential to have an understanding of the condition.
So here’s a blog to help with that, and for good measure, there’s a free meditation training course bundled in just for you! 🧘♂️💫
What is menopause?
You may have heard of menopause as something that happens to women in their late 40s and early 50s, but what exactly is it?
Menopause is the end of menstruation (also known as a period), caused by a decrease in sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone.
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This change typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. Although it can be an uncomfortable time for many women, it’s important not to panic about your body during this transition—it’s completely natural!
The menopause is caused by a drop in oestrogen and progesterone levels. The menopause usually happens in the age range of 45-55 years old, but can occur earlier.
Another common factor that can influence menopause symptoms is If you’ve had chemotherapy or radiotherapy, you may experience early menopause symptoms at any age.
During perimenopause, levels of oestrogen and progesterone fluctuate, causing hormonal imbalances. This can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as hot flashes, insomnia, headaches and mood swings.
When you’re going through menopause, you may experience a range of symptoms that can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. These can include:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Loss of libido
- Heavy Bleeding
Fluctuations in hormone levels cause these problems during perimenopause, which is the transition period leading up to menopause. During this time, your ovaries stop releasing eggs, and they produce less oestrogen and progesterone. This causes hormonal imbalances that lead to the above issues.
In addition to these symptoms, women going through menopause often find that they experience increased anxiety and depression.
When you’re going through menopause, it can be challenging to keep track of your physical symptoms. Some people find that they experience an increase in anxiety and depression at the same time as their physical symptoms. This can make it even harder to know what’s causing you to feel down.
Many women feel lost, whereby they lose track of identity, due to the extremes of emotions they experience. It can be extremely challenging, so it’s essential for anyone who is close to be extremely supportive, understanding and patient.
If you’re experiencing this kind of emotional turmoil, don’t worry—it’s completely normal! It’s pretty standard for women going through menopause to experience stress, anxiety and even depression because of their hormonal changes.
Although there are many factors involved with these emotional symptoms (including family history), hormone imbalances can also increase your risk for anxiety and depression during this period of life change.
What are the positive benefits of meditation and mindfulness for women going through menopause?
Meditation has been proven to positively impact most areas of life, including physical health and mental health.
Meditation is a practice that involves focusing our minds on a particular object, topic, or activity in order to be present with our current experience.
People commonly get confused with and want to know what mindfulness is, what meditation is, and the difference between mindfulness and meditation.
Simply said, we meditate to assist us in cultivating a purer state of attentive awareness and mindfulness; to me is the path.
Learning different styles of meditation as well as mindfulness skills is part of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training that can help with menopause symptoms.
Meditation is a type of mental training, and there are a variety of reasons why it is so beneficial.
Meditation can help women going through menopause in many ways:
- Relax – meditation allows you to relax; it has been shown to reduce stress levels, which is beneficial for sleep quality
- Helps deal with anxiety and depression – meditation can give people an outlet for their emotions. They are able to focus on their thoughts and feelings in a relaxed state rather than getting overwhelmed by them. Become a Conscious Observer rather than a passenger.
- Improves overall mental health – meditation encourages you to take time out from everyday pressures and stresses so that you can see things from a clearer point of view.
Meditation helps women relax, which can help with many of the physical symptoms associated with menopause. It is also helpful for reducing stress, improving sleep quality and helping you to relax. It can ease daily worries and help to deal with any feelings of anxiety or depression that you may be experiencing, this is done by anchoring the awareness of the present moment. 🧘♂️
Meditation teaches you to focus your thoughts so that you aren’t distracted by other things, such as traffic noises or people talking in another room or life in general.
I find meditation helps you tune into the subtle frequencies; it makes you more attuned to the natural waves of emotion. But it takes time and practice; you have to keep at it even when you feel it isn’t working.
Especially when the menopause symptoms amplify an inherently overactive mind. However, if you keep at it and make it your magnificent obsession, then you will crack the code and discover the power of this ancient and omnipotent practice.
This can give you a feeling of calmness never before experienced because it helps your mind stay focused and unchain itself from the ever-present turmoil of obsessive thought.
Regular meditation can have a hugely positive effect on your overall mental health during this stage of your life.
Meditation can help you to be more aware of your thoughts and feelings. This can help you learn how to cope with negative thoughts and feelings, to help better regulate overall mental health.
Meditation can also improve your mental health, making it easier for you to control your emotions so that they don’t control you. It also improves self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth, which are essential factors in feeling happy in life.
Regular meditation will help with stress levels by reducing blood pressure, increasing serotonin levels (the feel-good hormone), slowing the heart rate and lowering cholesterol levels, as well as relieving anxiety or depression if there is any present in the first place!
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Try guided meditations
Guided meditations can be great for helping you to relax, but if you’re going through menopause, it’s important to find a meditation that focuses on breathing and relaxing the muscles rather than ones that focus on a specific topic.
Guided meditations are easy to try and very effective. It’s best to find one specifically designed for women going through menopause, but even general guided ones will help you. If possible, try a few different types of guided meditations before deciding which one works best for you.
Try this 3 Week Meditation Course!
It can be a daunting practice to get your head around if you’re new to meditation. That’s why I have put together this 3-week meditation course which is an accumulation of what I have learnt during my own meditation practice over the past 9 years.
Simplified and package into an easy to follow free course breaking down what I find are the first three essential disciplines to grasp if you want to succeed with your meditation practice, made easy to digest and implement with each weekly section.
Akin to guided meditations, a course can be particularly useful when first starting out. This is because they help you stay focused and on track if you remain consistent.
When first learning how to meditate it is easy to become distracted by life. This is why many people try but never succeed.
Use this course as a guide to help you stay focused and work through daily distractions in a structured way. Just be consistent, stay grounded and trust the process.
I hope you’ve found this article helpful, and I really hope the free course provides some value.
In conclusion, only the lady who is experiencing menopause knows what it means for them. it affects every woman differently and if you’re going through this my heart goes out to you 💕.
Meditation can help you on your journey through menopause. It is a powerful tool that can be used in many different ways to suit your own personal needs.
Having a consistent meditation practice can help you build resilience and bring more balance to your life, helping you become both more focused, grounded and connected!
I wish you infinite peace, awareness and wisdom!
The Divine In Me, Honours The Divine In you!
Love, Light and Unity 💕
Be At 🌍ne!