Periods, like an unwelcomed guest, knock on our doors every month for a long stay of five days, or more if they please. With them accompanies one more unpleasant guest, the constant cramps! It becomes a task to even get up from the bed during the periods. However, there is something you can do about the latter guest. For this help, you need to turn to Yoga! Yes, there are asanas that can help with the cramps.
So what are you waiting for? Get your yoga mat and get ready for these asanas-
Bound Angle Pose - Baddha Konasana
When it comes to periods, cramps and problems related to the stomach, Baddha Konsana's posture can help. It not only improves digestion and also provides relief from cramps. And it facilitates your ovaries, making them a powerful position for reproductive health.
Reclined Bound Angle - Supta Baddha Konasana
The list of PMS symptoms that this asana lessens is long- exhaustion, stress, insomnia stress and headache. Performing this asana can make your abdominal muscles relax. When you lean back into the pose, which can help relieve period cramps.
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Child’s Pose - Balasana
If you face problems such as sore muscles and joint pain during menstruation, this can be very effective for you. Relax your reproductive organs and relieve tension in your back, shoulders, and neck through child pose.
Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend - Upavistha Konasana
When it comes to calming the mind, the Upavistha Konasana is the best option. Stretch into this pose whether you're on your periods as this yoga pose is beneficial for the problem of muscle stress.
Reclining Twist – Bharadvaja
The reclining twist or Bharadvaja asana is one of the most effective poses for menstrual cramp relief. This is the easiest asana to perform. This pose also increases healthy blood flow during periods.
Inverted leg pose - Viparita Karani
Inverted leg aasan or Viparita Karani asana, improves blood circulation and helps with other digestion-related problems. It also helps in maintaining blood pressure, and also relaxes the nervous system. Moreover, this asana helps in keeping your mood swings balanced and reduce stress.
Head to knee forward bend - Janu Sirsasana
Forward bends have a great positive effect on the abdominal and reproductive muscles. Head to knee forward bend helps your reproductive and digestive systems, calms your mind, headaches, period pain.
This article is a replug on World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022