Experiencing menstrual cramps every month can leave you vulnerable as well as desperate for a solution. Doing yoga, or any other physical exercise will probably be the last thing you want to do, but you would be surprised to know that some yoga postures are actually very helpful in easing those cramp pains.
Women usually experience cramps in the lower abdomen, thighs, lower back, pelvis and overall body ache in moderate levels. This indeed can ruin your daily routine and leave you stranding on your bed without movement.
However, that can be very painful, more so because all your attention is now on your pain and cramps, warm water, coffee and chocolates may help you on some level, but doing these few easy asanas can give you an extremely effective result at relieving pain and might become your routine when on periods.
1) Child’s pose- Balasana is one of the most effective poses one can do to help ease pain in the lower abdomen. This posture can help you give an internal massage to your reproductive organs, and help ease pain in body parts such as shoulders, back and neck. The pose doesn’t only give you relaxation physically, but also has a calming effect on your mind.
2) Supine Spinal twist pose- Supta Matsyendrasana, this pose wrings out your abdominal muscles so when you straighten your back it gives a sense of relief in your body. It gives our internal organs a gentle compression which stimulates, detoxifies and creates circulation to help ease the cramps.
3) Inverted leg pose- Viparita Karani is an easy posture which gives a refreshing feeling and provides a break to your brain. It helps in lowering your blood pressure, regenerating your circulation and resuscitating your nervous system. It gives a pure feeling of floating and being on cloud nine in the midst of those cramps.
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