Petra Coveney author of Menopause Yoga

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My guest today is Petra Coveney founder and creator of Menopause Yoga, the world’s first Menopause specific yoga practice and fully accredited teacher training course. Petra is a member of the British Menopause Society and a senior teacher and trainer for the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Petra joins me to talk about her book Menopause Yoga which supports her training course and is also designed to raise awareness and share knowledge of Yoga and how it can support women on their Menopause journey.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Yoga and Perimenopause
  • Yoga and HRT - how East meets West in the treatment and management of Menopause symptoms.
  • Why we need to take a holistic approach to Menopause
  • Seeing Menopause as a real opportunity to improve our health and wellbeing and to let go of habits and behaviours that don’t serve us.
  • Petra’s Perimenopause journey, what she learnt and how she feels now Post Menopause
  • Why Perimenopause can feel like a loss and time of grief.
  • The research that shows that the highest rates of depression, suicide and divorce amongst women in the UK is between the ages of 45-55
  • Questioning who we are and our role in life
  • How Yoga and be such a powerful part of a holistic approach to Menopause
  • Adapting our lifestyle to meet our mental and physical needs.
  • The benefits of mediation and mindfulness - building the relationship with self and the wisdom deep inside that will you guide you through your menopause and tell you what you need.
  • Every woman is completely different and needs different support
  • Changing and adapting our yoga practice as we age
  • Yoga and Auyreveda - the doshas
  • How to use your Yoga practice to manage any symptoms.
  • When Menopause was pathologised and made into a sickness.
  • Tiredness and Menopause - our body is transforming on a cellular level as our oestrogen levels deplete, this takes up a lot of energy which is why we feel a deep need to rest.
  • The benefits of lifting weights.
  • Our Second Spring and the strong connection we have as women to mother nature.

Petra's Bookchoice
Kate Codrington - Second Spring

Find out more about my Coaching and Education, how you can work with me and get your free Menopause Symptom tracker at www.themerrymenopause.com

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