5 Yoga Poses To Ease Period Pain

“That time of the month” and you’re feeling mellow because the pain just won’t stop? We’ve got you covered with these 5 Yoga poses that you can practice during your periods. But remember, you need not over-stretch your body. If needed, you can take a break of a few seconds within each pose and continue again. The aim is to relax and feel better after all.

So while you breathe, don’t forget to smile and try these 5 yoga poses to ease your cramps-

Bow pose:

Girls doing Dhanurasana

The bow pose or Dhanurasana is done by lying on your stomach and holding the feet with hands which when done makes you look like a bow. This powerful Yoga pose helps in increasing the blood circulation in the spine and strengthens the neck, shoulder, arms and legs as all of these are stretched in the pose. 

When done during periods, the reproductive organs are stimulated hence giving it the relaxation. 

Stay in this pose for- 30 seconds to 1 min

Cobra pose:

Girl doing Bhujangasana

The cobra pose or Bhujangasana is also done by lying on the stomach where you lift your chest and head slowly. In case you find it difficult, you can bend your elbows for ease. This pose tones the abdomen strengthens the back, shoulders and neck whilst providing stress relief as well. 

When done during periods, you will feel energised and relaxed. 

Stay in this pose for- 1 min  

Child’s pose:

Girl doing Balasana

The child’s pose or Balasana is done by simply by sitting on the knees and then resting the chest on the thighs. This pose aligns the back and also helps to ease the pain in the lower back while making you feel calm.

When done during periods, you will feel at ease and the pain also subsides. 

Stay in this pose for- 1 min to 2 mins  

Downward facing dog:

Girl doing Adho Mukha Shvanasana

The downward-facing dog pose or Adho Mukha Shvanasana is done by bending the body forward, where you stand on your hands and both the legs stand hip-width apart on the floor. It somewhat looks like the shape of a mountain and helps stretch the hamstrings, calf muscles, hips, back region and chest. 

When done during periods, the mind feels calm and the period pain also gets light. 

Stay in this pose for- 1 min

Camel:

Girl doing Ustrasana

The camel pose or Ustrasana is done by sitting on the knees and then bedding backwards to touch the knees. If you find it difficult to stretch so much you can just bend backwards without touching the knees. However, this pose is very effective to treat the menstrual cramps and also provides relief to the lower back region while stretching the chest area. 

When done during periods, the stomach signals your uterine area to end the contractions in the area thus easing the pain. 

Stay in this pose for- 1 min

So these are a few effective poses to ease your period pain. But remember that besides doing these stretches, you also need to take care of your diet. These poses, when done regularly, will also make your skin glow besides easing the menstrual cramps. Also remember to stock your sanitary pads, tampons or menstrual cups in advance. Have happy periods!  

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