Period Yoga Poses
The struggle is real whenever that time of the month rolls around. Besides breakouts, mood swings and the fear of staining your clothes, periods are a nightmare because of 1 major reason—cramps. If period pain is what keeps you up at night, here are 4 simple yoga poses you can do to lessen the discomfort.
1. Head-to-knee pose
Tuck your left leg in and stretch your right leg out, resting your left foot against your right thigh. Place a cushion on your right leg and inhale as you raise both hands upwards.
Exhale as you go down and reach for your feet. Repeat with your right leg tucked in, and left leg stretched out.
How this pose helps ease period pain: This pose extends your hips and groin, and stimulates your abdominal and reproductive muscles to allow for better blood flow.
2. Child’s pose
Kneel with your knees shoulder-width apart and plant your hands on the ground. Slowly push your hands forward. As you do so, lower your upper body to the ground and rest your forehead on the yoga mat.
How this pose helps ease period pain: The child’s pose primarily helps to release tension in your back, shoulders and neck, perfect for those suffering from lower back pain during menstruation.
3. Reclined goddess pose
Begin by lying on your back. Bend your knees and bring your feet together, then slowly let your knees open up. Maintain the position for a few minutes.
How this pose helps ease period pain: By leaning back and opening up your hips, you relax your abdominal muscles, which can help to ease your menstrual cramps.
4. Inverted leg pose
Place a blanket or pillow near the wall, leaving some space between the two. Lie on your back with your legs straightened up against the wall and adjust the blanket to support your lower back.
How this pose helps ease period pain: The inverted leg yoga pose regulates blood flow and helps to alleviate your cramps. You can do variations of this pose by lifting your legs to a height that you feel most comfortable with.
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Laurier Safety Comfort Japanese Range pads in 34cm (left) and 30cm (right)
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Try These Yoga Poses For A Better Night’s Sleep During Your Period
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Photography by Pepita Wauran.