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Yoga For Menstrual Cramps

As women, we are lucky to have our bodies cleansing and renewing on a monthly basis. However, perhaps we still do not feel that lucky when this special time of the month is accompanied by period cramps and discomfort, not to mention the mood swings and heightened emotions! In this blog Nadiayoga provides a fantastic sequence of yoga for menstrual cramps to help relieve the monthly discomfort.


Period Yoga Sequence To Relieve Menstrual Cramps

When faced with the annoying period cramps, discomfort, mood swings and heightened emotions, luckily we have my best friend yoga at our service.

Yoga in general (and particularly in these cases) has been proven many times to work effectively to relieve pain and discomfort. Apart from the science behind it, I can speak from my personal experience as yogi and the experience from my students as a yoga teacher.

So, lets “get to work”. The yoga sequence could be used before or during the period but for best results it should be practised one week (or few days) before your period is due. Once you establish this routine you might even find that you get rid of the cramps before they even start.

However, if you are in this special time of the month while you are reading this article then here is what to do. Set the mood. Play some nice relaxing music. Switch off your phone and maybe even light a candle or defuse some essential oils and try these following poses.

Apasana – Wind release pose

Alignment: Lie on your back flat on the floor, bend your legs and use both arms to pull your knees towards your body while you are relaxing your shoulders and shoulder blades on the mat. Keep the neck long. Before you settle to hold the pose, rock from side to side. Hold for 30 sec to 1 min.

Supta baddha konasana – Reclining Bound Angle pose

One of my all-time favourites. It’s beautiful pose which works magic as it opens the inner thighs and hips, helping the whole body and mind to unwind. The reclined butterfly stimulates the abdominal organs, the ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, and kidneys. It helps relieve the symptoms of menstruation and menopause and improves general circulation in the area while enhancing the feeling of relaxation.
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