Jan 26, 2022
PMDD or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder can be a debilitating and sometimes life-threatening disease, but yoga can be an important tool for those who suffer.
In this episode, Melissa Sue Ogden shares her personal struggle from getting a diagnosis to managing the disease, and her professional expertise as a yoga therapist who works with that population.
She lived for years with PMDD without access to healthcare or a formal diagnosis, and she survived the monthly rollercoaster using lifestyle changes and the practice of therapeutic yoga. She shares the skills and tools she’s acquired with other struggling PMDD people.
-Why yoga teachers need to know what PMDD is
-How Melissa found yoga
-Going through the diagnosis process
-Some of the common issues people with PMDD experience
-The difference between pms and pmdd
-Suicidal ideation and other comorbidities
-Medical interventions that help some people who suffer from pmdd
-Some common pmdd triggers
-Yoga interventions Melissa uses for herself and her clients
-Existing in the both/and
-Realistic expectations of physical movement as an intervention
-Pain management with yoga
-Having open conversations about pmdd
Tell us how we are doing and get a FREE I’m a Yoga Pro Sticker
Be a guest on the show!
Connect with Melissa:
Connect with Pamela:
Clubhouse and Greenroom: @pamelacrane
Music: The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.