The intensity and frequency of menstrual cramps differ from one woman to another depending on their genes and heredity. The pain we experience during menstruation comes from the contraction of the uterus. For some women, it is easy to continue as every day while for some it becomes a little uncomfortable and very few people who suffer from intense pain have to spend the first days at rest at home, lying in bed. Many women also have back pain during their period. But should everything continue like this for the rest of your life? The answer is no’.
Yoga has the solution to almost any health problem when practiced under the direction of a competent yoga teacher / instructor. There are many helpful poses to minimize your suffering during menstruation. Today, we have introduced a set of simple yoga postures to relieve menstrual pain to a large extent, so that you continue to conquer the world even then. These poses are not only beneficial for menstrual cramps, but also for general health and the proper functioning of the female reproductive system.
Practice Note: Practice very gentle poses with slow, easy movements during the current periods or if you are a beginner in yoga. It is advisable to start practicing when your period is over, then continue to practice regularly to get the best results. First, consult your doctor if you currently have an injury or condition.
Here are the yoga poses to relieve menstrual pain:
- Shashankasana (Child’s Pose)
Child’s pose is included in the category of relaxation poses. While you remain in this pose, you will experience how relaxed and calm your mind and body. Increased blood flow in the lower abdomen while practicing this pose that is beneficial to the reproductive organs which increases its function and is free of menstrual pain.
- Marjariasana (Cat Stretch Pose)
When practicing Marjariasana or Cat’s Stretching Pose, the spine contracts and stretches the abdominal and back muscles. Body movements during this pose massage the female reproductive organs, resulting in relief from menstrual cramps when done regularly.
- Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
The body resembles an arc on this asana, which is why it is known as Dhanurasana or Bow Pose. Useful in removing menstrual discomfort, Bow Pose stimulates the female reproductive system by strengthening and tightening the abdominal muscles. Stay in this pose according to your comfort, do not strain your body.
- Shava Udarakarshanasana (Universal Spinal Twist)
Spinal twists not only relieve menstrual pain but also relieve back pain. This pose stretches the muscles of the pelvic area to massage and warm the reproductive organs. A twisted spine that releases all stress from the back muscles. You can practice this pose 5 times with each party gradually increasing time.
- Pawanmuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose)
Abdominal and lower back muscles relax while practicing Pawanmuktasana (Wind Reliever Pose). Similar to the Child’s Pose, the blood flow in the pelvic area increases and likewise, the spine twists back pain along with menstrual pain reduced by regular exercise Wind Relieves Pose.
- Savasana (Corpse Pose)
Keep yourself away from stress and anxiety is the key to having a healthy menstrual cycle. Shavasana (Corpse Pose) is mostly done after practicing all poses to calm the mind and body and to release all stress. Practicing these poses will help you stay calm and calm so as to reduce menstrual pain and discomfort.
Apart from practicing the above-mentioned poses taking a healthy diet, drinking lots of water, avoiding caffeine, deep sleep also plays an important role in reducing menstrual pain.
Staying healthy remains strong and gets the best from life.