Several Yoga poses are proven to ease menstrual discomfort, making you feel relaxed and calm. Having a generally relaxed mind and body can also help in alleviating menstrual pain. It is important to recognize the need to slow down and practice gently. The abdomen should remain soft and inactive throughout the practice so that your menstrual flow can continue unobstructed.
The Benefits of these Poses:
Benefits: provides spinal relaxation and ease of movement at the waist and benefits your entire trunk and your internal organs.
Benefits: relieves anxiety and irritability. Relaxes the back muscle and eases back pain.
It is the starting point and transition posture for many floor postures. Benefits: helps lengthen and realign the spine. (Contraindications: Recent or chronic injury to the wrists or knees.)
Benefits: stimulates spinal fluid and the digestive tract. Improves circulation through the spine and core. Helps manage stress.
Benefits: stretches the front torso and neck. Provides a gentle massage to the spine and belly organs
Benefits: builds abdominal and lower back strength. It warms the body and brings flexibility to the spine, shoulders, and hips, while gently stretching the torso. Because of the balancing challenge, this pose also helps to improve focus, coordination, and overall physical equilibrium. When you coordinate your movement with your breath, the pose also helps to relieve stress, fatigue, and tension. (Cautions: Do not practice this pose if you have a recent or chronic injury to the knees, back, arms, wrists, or shoulders. Always work within your own range of limits and abilities.)
Benefits: The role of frog is vast. Done properly and consistently, the most noticeable benefits include:
• Open hip joints, which reduces strain on the knees
• Improve abduction
• Strengthen the lower back while opening hips
• Help digestion
Standing Forward Fold
Benefits: helps relieve stress and mild depression.
An ideal way to beat stress at the end of a tiring day. It is an easy pose to do, as you do not have to exert yourself in any way. It is also an instinctive pose, and you will find toddlers doing it when they play. But although it is an easy an instinctive pose, those with any hip, spine or lower back related ailments, or extremes of blood pressure should be careful and should consult a physician.
With so many great applications and benefits, it’s a wonder your doctor hasn’t recommended Ardha Chandrasana to you! Even if you don’t have menstrual pain, sciatica, osteoporosis or gastritis, this pose can help effectively reduce stress hormones – thereby nurturing your body and lifting your mood. Benefits:
• Strengthens your legs, ankles, abdomen, buttocks and spine
• Stretches your groins, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, and spine
• Opens your hips and chest
• Builds coordination and balance
• Improves digestion
• Aids in stress relief
• Therapeutic for anxiety, fatigue, menstrual pain, backache, fertility, sciatica, osteoporosis, indigestion, gastritis and constipation
A wonderful pose that teaches balance while toning the muscles of the legs. Benefits:
• Improves balance and stability in the legs
• On a metaphysical level, helps one to achieve balance in other aspects of life
• Strengthens the ligaments and tendon of the feet
• Strengthens and tones the entire standing leg, up to the buttocks
• Assists the body in establishing pelvic stability
• Strengthen the bones of the hips and legs due to the weight-bearing nature of the pose
• Builds self-confidence and esteem
Benefits: Stretches hips and inner thighs