Slowing you down without your permission? Yes! that’s what menstrual cramps do.
The intensity and frequency of menstrual cramps differ in each women depending on their genes and heredity. The pain we experience while menstruation arises from the contraction of the uterus. For some women, it is easy to keep going just like every other day while for some it becomes a bit uncomfortable and a very few who experience severe pain have to spend those first few days resting at home lying in the bed. A lot of women also experience back pain during menstruation. But does it all has to continue this way for the rest of your life? The answer is ‘no’.
Yoga has the solution to almost every health problem when performed under the guidance of a competent yoga teacher/ instructor. There are many poses that are helpful in minimizing your sufferings during menstruation. Today we have brought for you a set of some simple yoga poses to ease the menstrual pain to a great extent so that you continue to conquer the world even in those days. These poses aren’t just beneficial for menstrual cramps they are also highly beneficial for overall health and well functioning of the female reproductive system.
Practice Note: Practice the mentioned poses very mildly with slow and easy movements in ongoing periods or if you are new to yoga. It is advised to start practicing when your periods are over and then continue to practice on a regular basis for best results. First, consult your doctor if you presently suffer from any injury or condition.
Here are the yoga poses to Ease Menstrual Pain:
1. Shashankasana (Child’s Pose)
Child’s pose falls into the category of relaxation poses. While you remain in this pose you will experience how relaxed and calm your mind and body feel. The flow of blood increases in the lower abdomen while practicing this pose which benefits the reproductive organs enhancing their functioning and getting relief from menstrual pain.
Check out detailed steps, benefits and precautions of Shashankasana (Child’s Pose).
2. Marjariasana (Cat Stretch Pose)
While practicing Marjariasana or Cat Stretch Pose the spine is contracted and extended stretching abdominal and back muscles. The movements of the body during this pose massages the female reproductive organs, hence resulting into the relief from menstrual cramps when practiced on a regular basis.
Find out details about steps, benefits and precautions of Marjariasana (Cat Stretch Pose).
3. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
The body resembles the shape of a bow in this asana, that’s why it is known as Dhanurasana or Bow Pose. Useful in getting rid of menstrual discomfort, Bow Pose stimulates female reproductive system by strengthening and toning the abdominal muscles. Remain in this pose as per your comfort, do not strain the body.
Know in details about the steps, benefits and precautions of Dhanurasana (Bow Pose).
4. Shava Udarakarshanasana (Universal Spinal Twist)
The spinal twist doesn’t only easy the menstrual pain but also alleviates a backache. This pose stretches the muscles of pelvic region massaging and warming up the reproductive organs. The spine is twisted which release all the stress from the back muscles. You may practice this pose 5 times with each side gradually increasing the time.
Check out detailed steps, benefits and precautions of Shava Udarakarshanasana (Universal Spinal Twist).
5. Pawanmuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose)
The abdominal and lower back muscles are relaxed while practicing Pawanmuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose).Similar to Child’s Pose, blood flow in the pelvic region is enhanced and likewise, spinal twist the back pain along with menstrual pain is eased by the regular practice of Wind Relieving Pose.
Know about detailed steps, benefits and precautions and of Pawanmuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose).
6. Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
Keeping yourself away from stress and anxiety is the key to have a healthy menstrual cycle. Shavasana (Corpse Pose) is mostly practiced after practicing all the poses to relax the mind and body and to release all the stress. Practicing this pose will help you stay calm and composed resulting in minimized menstrual pain and discomfort.
Find in details about the steps, benefits and precautions of Shavasana (Corpse Pose).
Apart from practicing the above mentioned poses taking healthy diet, drinking a lot of water, avoiding caffeine, sleeping well also plays a significant role in easing menstrual pain.
Stay healthy stay strong and get the best out of life.
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