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Yoga Poses For Women To Get Relief From Menstrual Cramps

Yoga Poses For Women To Get Relief From Menstrual Cramps

The initial cramps in the abdomen every month is the sign of your periods and it is quite challenging for some women. Things like Painkillers, chocolates, hot coffee, hot water bottles, or even sex comes very handily during the menstrual pain. These things are harmful in some manner:

  • Too much painkiller harms your health.
  • Eating chocolate can lead to an increase in weight.
  • Caffeine in coffee leads to addictiveness.
  • Sex during this time can be very messy.

If you do regularly then you must be aware of the benefits of yoga, if you are not then it is time to understand how to deal with the menstrual cramp holistically. Yoga can be the best way to deal with menstrual cramps. For the back pain and inner thigh pain during a menstrual cramp, some yoga poses prove to be a savior for women who feel pain and discomfort.

Regular exercise or practicing yoga is the best way to say goodbye to the menstrual cramp, but it is very hard to do regular exercise or any physical activity on these days, this is very Yoga comes very handy.

Below is the list of Yoga poses If you want to get relief from menstrual cramps:

Cat & Cow Pose

Cat & Cow Pose

This is the most simple Yoga pose that brings mobility to your spine. During menstrual cramp back pain is unbearable, seated cat & cow Yoga pose allows you to move your spine in two directions: flexion (Forward bending) and extension (Back bending).

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While performing this Yoga pose your spine moves forward and backward with the hip bone that brings movement of the hip socket. Cat & cow pose for period pain relieves any stiffness in the back! ⠀

– Inhale arch your back⠀

– Exhale round your spine⠀

– Repeat 4-5 times ⠀

Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose

One of the best Yoga poses to get relief from the period cramps originating in the back. It helps in the alignment of your body. As the name suggests you need to sit on your knees resting your full body on the thighs and the arms need to be stretched outwards in front of you.

– 30 seconds to minute stretch arm forward.

– For 1 to 3 minutes stay in the pose.

– Repeat 4-5 times ⠀

Side Stretch 

Side Stretch

This feels so good to the spine and is great for the internal organs. This move can relieve cramps from your period. During the painful menstruation days, this is an effective yoga stretch to get relief from the pain. There is no complexity in doing side stretches, all you need is just sit down by folding both legs with one hand on the floor and the other raised looking upwards.

– Try to expand your chest.⠀

– Hold each side for at least 3 breaths.

– Repeat 4-5 times 

Supta Baddha Konasana

Supta Baddha Konasana

Supta Baddha Konasana intends to increase calmness in you. It is the best yoga pose for relaxation during menstrual cramps. With this yoga posture, you can open your hips and thighs that help get relief from the pain occurring in periods. Increased blood flow in the lower abdomen, stretch in the inner thighs, improved digestion and calmness in the nervous system are some of the benefits of Supta Baddha Konasana.

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It can be performed without props but during menstrual cramps, you can use square pillows and bolster.

– Try to stretch your thighs.⠀

– Inhale and exhale to relax your body.

– Repeat 4-5 times 

Malasana: Squat Pose or Garland Pose

Malasana: Squat Pose or Garland Pose

This is the best yoga pose for the lower back and ankles. During menstrual cramp lower back pain is something unbearable. Malasana: Squat Pose or Garland Pose will help in relaxing the abdomen during menstruation. There may be a risk of a knee injury and lower back injury, so perform this yoga pose with extra care during period pain. If you are a beginner at this pose then try to do a low squat and do knees closer and stretch the legs as wide as you can. Inhale and exhale while you spread your highs as wide as you can. 

– Try to stretch your thighs as far as possible.⠀

– Inhale and exhale to relax your body.

– Repeat 4-5 times 

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Written by Nisha Sharma

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