The main cause of varicose veins is poor circulation in the legs. Blood stasis leads to constant tension and deformation of the veins. Varicose veins are especially susceptible to women: small muscle mass contributes to the growth of veins. Spider veins and varicose veins often occur after pregnancy and childbirth, when increased stress is placed on the legs. Other causes of varicose veins are a sedentary lifestyle, long standing legs, uncomfortable tight shoes, especially with high heels, as well as fatty fried foods that lead to clogged vessels.
In the fight against varicose veins, the combination of asanas, which cause vasoconstriction, with stretching asanas and inverted poses, is especially effective. I suggest a short complex asanas against varicose veins.
A set of exercises for the prevention of varicose veins
Virasana (hero pose)
Sit so that your knees are joined, and your feet lie slightly wider than the pelvis with your heels up. If you have any discomfort in your knees or you cannot keep your back straight, put a bolster, blanket or yoga block under your pelvis. Hold for 1-2 minutes, keeping your breathing even and calm.
Supta Virasana (lying posture)
From the previous posture, lean back and try to lean on the palm of your hand, or on the forearm, or lie on your back. Hold for 2-3 minutes.