Varicose veins is a condition in which the veins get enlarged and twisted and are visible. Typically they occur just under the skin in the legs. They happen when the valves in the veins do not work properly, so the blood does not flow effectively. Severe long standing varicose veins can lead to leg swelling. This ailment often affect the legs because they are the farthest from the heart and gravity makes it harder for the blood to flow upwards.
Causes of varicose veins
Hereditary tendency, lack of exercise, standing for long duration, hormonal fluctuations, very tight clothing, obesity, repeated deliveries, constipation, wearing high heeled shoes for long duration.
Yoga therapy brings relief and also aids in correcting and restoring damaged veins to their former condition. Patients have reported great improvement in their conditions by regular practice of yoga asana and pranayama, where there’s no severe damage. Generally, this is not a life-threatening condition but it’s very painful. In yoga, the asanas which allow the blood to drain back to the heart, allowing damaged veins to resume in a normal manner are beneficial.
Watch the video below on how yoga can prevent and cure Varicose Veins with its daily practice!