If you are having heaviness or pain your legs and your leg veins often swell then you are probably having varicose veins.
Firstly, let us understand how varicose veins occur.
Blood is supplied in our body by a network of blood vessels called veins and arteries. Arteries function to supply blood to all body parts. While veins carry blood from various body parts back to the heart. A ‘varicose vein’ is caused by a dysfunction in the valves of veins causing overfilling of blood in them. It can occur in any vein of the body but more commonly affect the veins of the legs and feet. These veins appear as dark purple, wavy and are clearly visible through the skin. They may become swollen and painful causing heaviness and discomfort.
Exercise greatly improves blood circulation can positively help varicose veins. Here are a few yoga poses that will boost blood circulation in your veins and help in preventing varicose veins.
Standing forward bend
Stand straight and bend your body forwards from the waist to touch your palms to the ground beside your feet.
This pose is among the best for improving your circulation. You’ll also love the deep stretch you get in your thighs and calves with this one, and with regular practice, you’ll notice how this pose helps to reduce leg pain.
Lie on the ground with your back towards it. Flex your back and neck to form an arc and touch your head to the ground. Then elevate your legs at an angle of 45 degrees from the ground.
This is touted as one of the best yoga poses for sufferers of varicose veins because it does so many things at once. Fish pose relieves stress in your body as well as cramps, while also stretching your feet and your legs.
Because this pose allows your legs to relax, your body’s blood flow becomes much more regulated, and your veins will certainly feel the difference.
Lie on the floor with your belly flat on the ground. Then raise your body from the ground except your palms and toes to create and inverse V.
Though it seems so simple and basic, mountain pose helps to keep your legs toned, in addition to strengthening your knees and your thighs. By forcing your body to stay in this posture for a bit, you are relieving your legs and arms of stress, and thus, pressure on your veins.
Supported shoulder stand
Lie down with your back on the ground. Then raise your legs 90 degrees above the ground. Support your back muscles to further raise your body from the ground so that your body is only supported by shoulders.
This pose will force your entire body to work against gravity, which comes with a number of benefits. First of all, your blood circulation will improve. Secondly, you will immediately feel the benefits this pose offers in terms of helping your blood drain up to your heart. Overall, this pose is a great way to take stress off your legs and allow them to relax, while simultaneously doing some great work for the rest of your body.
Lie with your back on the ground and elevate your legs up to 45 degrees from the ground. Now lift up your upper half of the body in 45 degrees and try holding your legs with hands.
The leg elevation factor of this pose is fabulous for taking pressure off of your veins.
By lifting your legs up and holding them there, you are helping the pools of blood flow upwards, which is great for your weakened veins.
In addition, you’ll gain some serious strength in your core with this pose.
Legs up the wall
For this pose, sit with folded legs (Padma asana) on the ground close to a wall. Lie your back flat on the ground while your legs still folded. Then uncurl your legs and align them straight onto the wall.
This very simple pose is another great way to elevate your legs that will give them some serious relief.
By resting your legs on the wall, you will increase your blood circulation while also flushing out toxins in your body.
In addition, you will be taking some serious stress out of your legs, thus reducing the pressure that is put on your varicose veins.
Lie with your back on the ground and pull your legs to your belly by folding in your knees. Then, try to hold your knees near chest with hands folded at the elbows. Curl up your body in this manner and try to cradle back and forth on your back.
By entering into this pose, you are helping to move stagnant blood in your body. You are also loosening muscles and joints in both your hips and your knees, which are some of the tightest places in a person’s body. In fact, this pose helps to prevent complications like deep vein thrombosis, so try practicing it today.
Yoga serves a major role in helping alleviate your varicose vein pain, as well as managing your varicose veins so that their condition does not worsen.
However, if you are suffering from severe varicose veins symptoms it is best not to ignore them. Make sure to consult with a vein specialist.
If you are experiencing severe symptoms of varicose veins and want a painless treatment alternative, consult a vascular surgeon in your town.
Dr. Abhilash Sandhyala is one of the best vascular surgeons in Hyderabad. He is a well-known specialist for varicose veins. He has successfully treated varicose veins for more than 5,000 patients. He has performed the ELVT procedure for the past 4 years with great results.
You can visit Flow Vascular clinic at H.No: 2-22-298/2/A, Sree Krishna Diagnostic Center Building, 2nd Floor, Beside Kalamandir, KPHB Main Road, Kukatpally, Hyderabad. You can also book an appointment on https://www.drabhilash.com/book-an-appointment/ or call on (+91) 99896 49498,99590 33037.
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