Yogasana for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, which is caused by damage to the valves. Healthy valves allow the blood to flow in only one direction, upward to the heart and lungs, so it gets re-oxygenated. But in varicose vein, as valves fail or leak, gravity causes blood to flow backward and pool inside the vein. Thus, vein swells and appear blue or dark purple, bulging, twisted, painful and irritable.

People suffering from varicose vein should regularly practice following yoga posture and pranayama for maximum benefits.

Extreme cases require medical consultation and therapy, as there is a chance of a collection of blood in one spot, which may result in the medical emergency condition.

Benefit of Yoga for Varicose Veins

  • Yoga helps to drain accumulated lymph and blood into the heart, decrease the pressure of the vein.

  • Yoga helps to relieve obesity, which is one of the reasons of the varicose vein.

  • Yoga increase skin elasticity and strength of the muscles.
  • Yoga tries to balance the hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy which is the cause of varicose vein in pregnancy.