Yoga against varicose veins
Causes of Varicose Veins
- Heredity . If your family has a history of varicose veins, it increases your predisposition to the development of varicose veins and varicose Stars.
- A sedentary lifestyle and. For those who always sits, are pressed pahi, where the large blood vessels, as well as the area behind the knees. As a result, due to poor blood flow veins suffer.
Other risk factors include weight gain , prolonged standing on his feet, wearing high heels, pregnancy.
The causes of varicose veins and varicose stars are not yet fully clear. In some cases, the weakness of the valves in the veins can cause poor venous circulation. In other cases, the weakness of the vein walls may cause the accumulation of blood. The walls of the blood vessels may weaken and become less active capacity than normal, causing the increase in the volume of blood in the veins that leads to varicose veins. Much less varicose veins may be caused by such diseases as phlebitis (vein inflammation) or venous malformations.
A lot of people with varicose veins do not have any symptoms, but have concerns about the cosmetic appearance of varicose veins. Some of the common symptoms of varicose veins include pain, spasms or cramps, itching, swelling, hot foot or leg, and heavy foot or leg. Some people may complain of aching and feeling of compression of the varicose veins.
Yoga practice with varicose veins
Usually, varicose veins present in the background of a very hard, tense muscles, or, on the contrary, against the background of sluggish and weak muscles. And in fact, in both cases the muscle tissue does not possess the normal resilience, ie the ability to traction with a consequent reduction. Weak muscles are poorly cut, they have a poor ability to stress, and they are easy to stretch and sag. Owners of these muscles, most often women, they are flexible and can be fastened in any most intricate knot. However, the force posture for them – a real torture, because their performance is strong tension. Therefore in yoga practice, the emphasis needs to be done in the standing posture and balance. The basic idea of the practice of yoga in this case – to bring the muscles in tone and make them work, thereby stimulating and blood circulation. Standing poses to perform better, pushing his feet against the wall to make the most sense, as the legs are included in the work. For holders of the weak and flaccid muscles of the legs are useful yoga asanas like Tadasana , Vrikshasana , Uthitta Trikonasana , Ardha Chandrasana .
Holders of rigid muscles which are difficult to traction, usually not very flexible, but physically strong. As hyperplastic students, such people more than others prone to varicose veins. However, the emphasis in practice, there must be different. In this case, any extension would be beneficial. Therefore, include in their practice asanas such as the Uttanasana , Urdhva Prasarita Padasana , Upavishtha Konasana , Paschimottanasana .
With varicose veins should pay attention to asanas that help to reveal the pelvis ( Baddha Konasana , Janu Sirshasana ) and popliteal ligament (Supta asanas ( Salamba Sarvangasana , Salamba Sirshasana ). Inverted postures give veins rest, because they help the movement of blood to the heart.
A set of measures for the prevention of varicose veins
Varicose veins should be adjusted with a power focus to strengthen the blood vessel walls. When connective tissue dysplasia, as a rule, there is a magnesium deficiency, and therefore, you need to eat foods with a high content of it. Cashews, almonds, pistachios, peanuts and hazelnuts, buckwheat, barley grits, wheat and bran – the champion on the content of magnesium. It is necessary to use a sufficient amount of water (at least 35 ml / kg) and a product rich in fiber (bran, prunes, apricots). It is worth and receive venotonicheskih drugs on doctor’s advice, especially since most of them – it bioflavonoids vegetable origin: from askorutin to modern drugs diosminovogo series.
As aids often apply massage. Lymphatic drainage massage – is a simple and efficient procedure that helps in the fight against varicose veins. With the help of massage can relieve fatigue of legs, improve circulation.
Essential oils help to reduce the enlarged veins, reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. Cypress essential oil for centuries valued for its beneficial effects in improving blood circulation, increase flexibility, strengthen blood capillaries and preventing fluid retention. Geranium increases blood circulation and affects the tone of blood vessels. Immortelle is well known for use in disorders of blood circulation, nerve repair and help with skin conditions like scarring in eczema, psoriasis and varicose veins. The essential oil of carrot seed is especially helpful in those conditions where inflammation joins enlarged veins. Chamomile, myrrh and cypress reduce the inflammation and pain of varicose veins, phlebitis and hemorrhoids.
Remember that the main criteria for the effectiveness of treatment – is to improve the quality of life, the elimination of the symptoms of varicose veins, long-term remission of the disease, improve venous drainage. All this can only be achieved through an integrated treatment.