Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause: A Guide to Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Health at Midlife and Beyond

PDF excerpt to new Russian edition:

book-menopause-search.jpgIt’s surprising that there is so little out there that explores the benefits that Yoga can have for women at this time in their lives. Francina’s book is not only sorely needed, it’s long overdue.
—, May 2003

Interview with Suza Francina
Excerpt from Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause

Author and yoga teacher Suza Francina presents a wide range of useful and important information about menopause, and at the same time draws the reader in with very personal and fascinating stories from real women as they go through ‘the change.’ I couldn’t put it down.

— Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., physical therapist and yoga teacher, author of Relax and Renew and Living Your Yoga

Today, an unprecedented number of women are either approaching or in the midst of menopause, and are seeking information and tools to help them manage these physical, emotional and spiritual changes. If you are one of these women, Yoga and The Wisdom of Menopause will show you how you can experience your passage into menopause as a positive event, both physically and spiritually, using yoga as a catalyst.

As women redefine themselves and face new challenges and responsibilities, their need for solitude, reflection and spiritual practice increases. Through revealing personal stories and inspiring photographs of yoga students and teachers, author and yoga instructor Suza Francina explains how this ancient art supports women during this important midlife passage. Not only does yoga balance the endocrine system and regulate the hormonal and glandular changes that take place during menopause, it is a conduit to more bodily and spiritual awareness for women at a time when they need it most.

In this practical and motivating book, complete with easy-to-find lists of poses that alleviate specific health challenges of menopause, you’ll see how yoga can help you:

-Relieve hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms
-Alleviate anxiety, mood swings, fatigue and depression
-Strengthen bones and reduce bone loss
-Prevent heart disease and increase cardiovascular strength
-Build your immune system and help cope with cancer
-Support pelvic health and alleviate common problems like irregular bleeding
-Tone your body and improve your overall health and well-being

Open yourself to the power and beauty of this profound change with Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause.