Years ago,when I was in my early twenties, I remember coming home in the early hours of the morning after a night out, to find my mum in the living room crying, I was alarmed and asked her what was wrong. Through tears she said “I dont know, nothing, I think it’s the menopause I just cant stop crying and feeling sad but I have nothing to feel sad about.”
That was my first experience of the menopause, I remember my mum being very quiet about it all. She didn’t want to make a fuss, it happened to everyone, and she just had to get on with it. She didn’t seek help, didn’t speak to anyone else about it.
Now I am in my 50s and in the peri menopausal phase, I am not embarassed about it, not keeping quiet about it! and definetly seeking help if I require it! I am doing everything I can to learn about options and make sure I am as happy and healthy as possible and keen to help other women do the same.
Peri Menopause and Menopause have so many symptoms that all women experience it differently. Some of the main symptoms of menopause are anxiety, irritability and a feeling of being overwhelmed. These symptoms can become debilitating and affect work, health and relationships.
I wanted to create workshops that would help women to talk about their menopause without fear of judgement, a place where they could learn ways to empower themselves to look after their health and menopause decisions.
My workshops both online and in person give women the tools to manage these emotions with yoga poses that calm the mind, soothe the nerves and feel grounding. There is a womens circle, so that you can share in a safe enviroment and hear what has worked for others.
Yoga is such a powerful tool to use during this time.