Swollen, spidery veins in the legs causes concern as it not only leads to pain and distress, but also looks unsightly. It might hinder your daily activities and lead to long term complications when left untreated. If you have varicose veins, then we have a natural solution that can help you get rid of the condition and stay fit and calm. Yes, we are talking about yoga postures. Summed up below are few asanas that will alleviate varicose veins and benefit your body and mind.
Yoga Poses To Reduce Varicose Veins:
1. Standing Forward Bend:
A standing forward bend posture gives good relief for those with varicose veins. Stand straight and bend forward. Try to touch the floor or hold your ankles with your hand without bending your knees. It might be a little difficult to touch the toes without bending the knees initially, but with practice it will get easier. The asana enhances blood circulation throughout the body and gives the leg, from thighs to calves, a good stretch. The asana eases leg pain and improves strength.
2. Leg Up The Wall:
Leg up the wall is an asana that is extremely relaxing for the legs, especially, when you have leg pain and feel tired. Sit facing a wall and slowly raise the legs up the wall so that they are perpendicular to your torso. Position your arms on the sides or above your head and concentrate on your breathing. This drives out toxins and improves blood circulation to the legs. It releases stress and reduces pressure on the legs.
3. Boat Pose:
Boat pose eases the flow of lymph and blood upward and reduces pressure on the veins instantly. Start with staff pose and raise your legs, hands and trunk off the ground to form a V-shape with your body. Hold the posture and take a deep breath. This posture builds strength and eases pain in the legs.
4. Fish Pose:
Fish pose stretches the entire body and works on almost all muscles. Lie down on your back with legs crossed or stretched straight. Curve your back and rest your crown on the ground. Position your hand under your seat for balance. Feel the curve and take a deep breath. This posture increases blood circulation, stretches the leg, releives cramps and eases stress.
5. Leg Lock Pose:
Leg lock pose is beneficial for leg joints and the abdominal organs. Lie down supine and pull your right knee towards your chest. Lift your head to touch the right knee with your forehead. Breathe slowly and switch sides. This asana improves blood circulation in legs, improves joint health, massages abdominal organs, relieves intestine gas, alleviates stress and pressure in veins and relaxes your legs.
6. Cycling Pose:
Also known as Pada Sanchalanasana, this posture is beneficial for knee joints, hip as well as varicose veins. Lie down in supine position with your arms on the sides and palms facing downwards. Lift your right leg and bend the knee. Bring it close to the chest, so that your thigh touches the chest. Now straighten your leg and lower it in the forward movement. Again, bend your knee in the forward position so that your knee touches the chest completing one cyclic movement. Do cyclic movement both in forward and backward direction 10 times and repeat the same movements with your left leg too. Make sure not to touch the heel to the floor while performing cycling movement.