Yoga for Varicose Veins: Poses to Improve Blood Circulation

Yoga for Varicose Veins: Poses to Improve Blood Circulation

March 14, 20225 mins read

Key Takeaways

  • Get to know what causes varicose veins and how to control them
  • Learn about the yoga poses to avoid varicose veins’ soreness
  • Know what are the mudras for varicose veins to heal

Have you noticed swollen veins on your limbs? In case you have, do not take them lightly. These are called varicose veins, which are large and clearly noticeable beneath your discolored skin. They have a bluish color and can be painful. If you are wondering what causes varicose veins, here are some of the common reasons [1]: 

If you are facing discomfort due to varicose veins, there are simple ways to help you relieve the pain. Nothing can beat the power of exercises. Amongst different varicose veins exercises, yoga definitely tops the list [2]! Though yoga may not cure your condition but it can definitely improve blood circulation and ease your pain. In fact, it is an effective varicose veins’ prevention technique as well! You do not have to worry thinking about how to get rid of varicose veins. All you need to do is practice yoga poses to avoid varicose veins. Not just yoga, you may practice certain mudras for varicose veins as well. Doing proper hand mudras can relieve you off from the pain.  

Is surya namaskar good for varicose veins? Definitely yes! Since surya namaskar involves 12 different yoga asanas, practicing it can minimize your discomfort caused due to varicose veins. Here are a few yoga poses of that you should definitely try as home remedies for varicose veins! 

Additional Read:  Yoga Poses to Improve Your FlexibilityHome remedies for Varicose Veins

1. Practice mountain pose of yoga for varicose veins 

This is one of the simplest yoga asanas for varicose veins you can begin with. It teaches you how to align your body properly. In addition to strengthening your thighs and knees, this pose keeps your legs toned as well. Staying in the mountain pose undisturbed relieves stress from your legs and arms. This decreases pressure on your veins and makes you comfortable. You can complete the pose in the following way [3]. 

  • Stand straight by keeping your feet apart
  • Place your hands on the side
  • Keep your thigh muscles firm
  • Feel your inner parts of ankles being stretched
  • Experience the energy passing from the feet to head
  • Look up and breathe slowly
  • Feel your body being stretched
  • Stay in the pose and then get back to original position 

2. Boost your blood circulation with standing forward bend pose 

Follow these simple steps to do this pose that can minimize your varicose vein symptoms.  

  • Step 1: Keep your hands on hips and stand straight 
  • Step 2: Bend forward directly from hips  
  • Step 3: Exhale deep when you do this 
  • Step 4: Balance the weight of your body
  • Step 5: Place your hands on the ground and allow your chest to cross your feet
  • Step 6: Feel the stretch from your hips
  • Step 7: Allow the head to dangle to ensure your crown is touching ground
  • Step 8: Look through the legs and stay in this pose
  • Step 9: Inhale and rise slowly back to the original position 

3. Improve your body posture with fish pose 

If you are looking for varicose veins’ home treatments, this is one of the best yoga poses. It provides a good stretch to your legs and feet. This can give you relief from cramps and stress on your veins. Since this pose relaxes your legs, you start having proper blood circulation throughout your body. This way your symptoms of varicose veins may decrease. You can complete this yoga in the following way. 

  • Lie flat on your back 
  • Keep your legs together and your hands next to your body 
  • Place palms facing the ground and keep it under your hips
  • Keep your legs in cross position such that your knees and thighs are flat 
  • Inhale deeply and lift your chest and head slowly
  • Stay in this position as long as you are comfortable
  • Exhale and release the position by lifting the head first
  • Place your chest on the ground slowly 
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4. Execute the legs up the wall pose to get relief from varicose veins

Doing this pose regularly improves your blood circulation especially in the lower regions. This way you may get good relief from varicose vein problems. Another advantage is this exercise provides anti-aging benefits as well. Practice it to reduce wrinkles in your old age. Here are simple steps to complete this yoga: 

  • Step 1: Lie down on your back 
  • Step 2: Ensure to press the back of your legs against wall
  • Step 3: Keep the sole of the feet facing upwards
  • Step 4: Place your hips away to get proper support
  • Step 5: Keep your body at 90 degrees and rest your back and head comfortably
  • Step 6: Support your hips using hands in such a way that there is a formation of curve
  • Step 7: Avoid moving your neck or head
  • Step 8: Breathe slowly by closing your eyes
  • Step 9: Release slowly and return back to original position 

Home remedies for Varicose Veins

If you try these different poses diligently for a few days, you can get amazing results. With consistency and determination, you can get relief from most of the varicose vein symptoms. However, if you feel your pain is not reducing, you can connect to reputed doctors on Bajaj Finserv Health within minutes. Book an online doctor consultation and address your varicose vein problems without any delay.

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  1. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Malar-Kodi-3/publication/294764354_Prevention_of_Varicose_Veins/links/56c3e70108aeeaf199f9010d/Prevention-of-Varicose-Veins.pdf
  2. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336878296_CASE_STUDY_ON_PATIENT_WITH_VARICOSE_VEINS, https://www.artofliving.org/in-en/yoga/yoga-poses/mountain-pose-tadasana

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