The anxiety that my monthly period gives stopped when I started doing yoga. I have never tried yoga or doing any sort of exercises to relieve my menstrual cramps. I have always done the pills and that’s about it. But when I finally realized how effective yoga can be, I knew those horror days were gone. Are you ready to say goodbye to those days, too?
Yoga for Menstrual Cramps
Yoga is a practice that is geared toward helping you achieve a healthy physical and mental state. It is considered today as one of the side effects-free alternatives to relieving pain when practiced correctly. Because yoga aims to strengthen the body and at the same time calm the mind, your body is empowered to have a stronger resistance against pain. This is exactly why yoga works for women. If you are willing to do yoga and relieve yourself of the pain that you always have to endure month after month, then here are some simple yoga poses.
One-legged forward bend
This yoga pose helps alleviate the pain by massaging the abdominal region of your body and stretching your lower back. Start by sitting up with legs stretched forward. Keep your back straight. Now bend your left foot and gently position it against your right thigh. Breathe in and stretch up by raising your arms above your head. Breathe out and gently bend forward until you reach (or almost reach) your toes. Remember to keep your spine straight. Hold the position for a few seconds and breathe in and out while you gently come up. Do the same routine on the other side.
Suffering from lower back pain during every period? Here’s a very easy yoga pose for your menstrual cramps and lower back pain. Start by kneeling down and lowering your buttocks toward the floor or your heels. Breathe in and sit up straight with your arms stretched up. While slowly breathing out, stretch your body forward until you have your forehead rested on the floor or your mat. Hold the position as long as you can while making sure you breathe in and out properly. Gently pull yourself up using your arms and sit back to your original position.
What are you waiting for? Start doing yoga todayand you will never regret it.