How To Cope With Hot Flashes

9. Yoga

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According to a small study involving fourteen postmenopausal women with four or more hot flashes a day, practicing eight different restorative yoga poses and taking a weekly ninety-minute yoga class for eight weeks reduced the number of hot flashes and severity. Women being studied participated in a restorative yoga class once every week for eight weeks, which included holding restful positions for five to ten minutes each. Deep relaxation yoga poses are thought to support the part of the body responsible for unconscious sweating called the parasympathetic nervous system.

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