The menopause marks the time in a woman’s life when her menstruation stops and she is no longer fertile (able to become pregnant).
In the UK the average age for the menopause is 52 while in the USA it is 51. About one fifth of women in India experience menopause before the age of 41.
The menopause is a normal part of life and is not a disease or a condition. Women may experience symptoms years before or after the incidence of menopause and can include the following: lower fertility, vaginal dryness, disturbed sleep, urinary problems, fat building up in the abdomen, loss of breast size or thinning hair.
Matsyasana or the fish pose gives a good backward stretch to the neck and helps relieve symptoms of menopause.