Yoga Poses for Varicose Veins

Advanced Dermatology, PC Blog Yoga Poses for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins, the condition that causes blood to stop from moving upwards, is painful more often than not. Therefore, high-impact workouts can be tricky if you struggle with this disease. While going for a walk or a bike ride are some of the best exercises out there, sometimes you just want to take it down a notch how about yoga?

In our latest post, we talked about how yoga is a low-impact exercise that can help push the blood from your legs back to your heart some yoga poses have even proven to increase blood circulation! Here are some poses we recommend for those with varicose veins:

Shoulder stand (Sarvangasana). Want to improve blood circulation throughout your whole
body? This inverted pose engages each and every muscle extremely helpful for toning and stretching the body by pushing against the forces of gravity. For further instruction, click here.

Headstand (Sirasana). The ultimate inverted yoga pose! If you’re familiar with Hatha yoga, this
is a go-to practice. The greatest benefit to this pose is that you’re sending blood to your brain, which can not only help blood clots, but also relieve your daily stress! For a step-by-step instruction on how to successfully master this pose, click here.

Legs-Up-the-Wall (Viparita Karani). This pose represents a variation of the shoulderstand. Maintaining a regular breathing rhythm is key, but the best part about this pose is that it, once again, circulates your blood back to the heart, keeping your legs free of pain! Want to learn more about this yoga pose? Click here.

Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana). This yoga practice is all about stretching your arms and shoulders to release tension and open up your chest for a deep breathing exercise, which ultimately gets your blood flowing. To see exactly how it’s done, click here.

Yoga isn’t just meant for those who already suffer from varicose veins it’s also a practice made
to prevent the disease from developing. So if you’re worried about your vein health, making yoga a part of your daily routine can be incredibly beneficial.

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